The late Hugh and Jeannette McKean were committed to enriching the lives of Central Floridians in enduring ways. The Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation, named in honor of Jeannette McKean’s mother, continues their charitable work.

The Hugh and Jeannette McKean Endowed Chair in Nursing has been established to support a national nursing leader committed to mentoring future nursing educators; and the Hugh and Jeannette McKean Endowed Scholarship is now available to nursing students who wish to become teachers.

Says Jean D’Meza Leuner, dean and professor of the College of Nursing, “The Genius Foundation’s foresight and passion for helping combat the nursing shortage has been an amazing tribute to the McKeans and an innovative approach to solving a community challenge through philanthropy.”