MARION AND JOHN KREAMER AWARD FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Jim and Virginia Stowers

STOWERS INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH

Inspired by their personal experiences with cancer and a desire to use their wealth to help humanity, James "Jim" E. Stowers Jr. and Virginia G. Stowers founded the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in their hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. A physician by training, Jim Stowers switched careers and started mutual fund company American Century Investments. He pioneered the application of computer power to investment management and, turned a stake of a few thousand dollars into one of the largest mutual fund companies in the country with more than $100 billion in assets.

 

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