Many of you may have recently heard our friend, colleague, and mentor Roger Stoner received some difficult news regarding his long battle with cancer. We are comforted to know he has access to a special new medicine that has shown a very positive effect. This situation has brought to light a possible way to tangibly honor Roger.
Students of Professor Stoner, in concert with the KU School of Music, wish to offer a scholarship in his name to a deserving trumpet student. Our hope is to give an annual award over the next five years allowing Roger to observe the gratitude we share and impact that he has had on us all. In order to make this a lasting tribute, we also plan to create a $50,000 endowed scholarship in Roger's name. All donations exceeding the goal of this campaign will be placed in the endowed scholarship ensuring that Roger's legacy lives in perpetuity.