The University of Missouri–St. Louis held its annual Founders Dinner on Oct. 2 at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis in Clayton, Mo. The event attracted 800 alumni and friends who celebrated the successful completion of the Gateway for Greatness Campaign, the university’s first comprehensive capital campaign. More than $154 million in private funding was raised over seven years to support scholarships, facilities, programs and faculty positions.
A highlight of the evening came when the university presented the 2012 E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Medal for Philanthropy to the Foundation for Credit Education. The foundation’s $4.2 million gift enabled the university to create the Center for Excellence in Financial Counseling.
The photo (from left): Foundation board members Sarapage McCorkle and David Lander accept the medal from UMSL Chancellor Tom George and University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe.
McCorkle is a vice president at Junior Achievement of Mississippi Valley Inc., a university alumnus (EdD 1987 and MA economics 1971) and former director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education at UMSL. Lander is an officer at the law firm of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale.
The photograph was taken by UMSL photographer August Jennewein and is the latest to be featured in Eye on UMSL.