This fund was established in 1994 by Robert Axline, in memory of his parents, Elmer C. and Minnie Margaret Axline, to support research at the McKnight Brain Institute.
Robert Axline was born on May 4, 1907. He was a graduate of Purdue University and a retired executive of the Brown Shoe Company of St. Louis, MO. He passed away on May 3, 1994, at age 86. His wife, Kathleen, preceded him in death in 1990 at age 76.