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Sinquefields to contribute $6 million to youth sports foundation

by Dean Minderman
Artist's rendering of the proposed PowerPlex facility

The proposed site plan for the PowerPlex facility

Rex and Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield will contribute $6 million to the BASE (Baseball And Softball Education) Foundation for an education hub at a youth sports complex to be built in Chesterfield.

The gift, to be made over ten years, was announced on April 6 at a news conference at the Brew House in Ballpark Village, during which the foundation formally unveiled plans for the project, which will be called the POWERPlex. The project is being developed by a group of local investors that includes not-for-profit executive and former broadcaster Dan Buck and St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.

Located just east of the City of Chesterfield’s Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex, the 74-acre POWERPlex campus is intended to attract traveling youth and amateur sports teams from a broad area. The proposed facility will include dual sport domes, multiple turfed fields, and the educational hub, which will be named after the Sinquefields.

“We’re happy to fund the Center for Human Development, but those are fancy words. We want to do more than sports,” Jeanne Sinquefield said at the news conference. “We want to have an invention lab, teach chess and music, and you can have Scouting. You could do lots and lots of things.”

For more about the plans for POWERplex, you can see coverage of the announcement from several St. Louis media outlets, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Business Journal, KMOV (CBS), KSDK (NBC) and KTRS-AM.

Friday
14
April 2017
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Construction of new music building
at Mizzou to begin in January, 2018

by Dean Minderman
Artist's rendering of the new School of Music building at Mizzou

Artist’s rendering of the new School of Music building at Mizzou

Supported by a lead gift of $10 million from Rex and Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield, the School of Music at the University of Missouri is moving forward with construction of a new building, with groundbreaking now set for January, 2018.

A recent story about the project in the Mizzou student newspaper The Maneater featured comments from faculty members and from Jeanne Sinquefield, who told reporter Olivia Garrett, “I’ve been doing this program for 11 years, and you get to a point that if you want to grow, you need a space. I typically don’t like to give money to buildings unless there’s a clear need. In this particular case, it meant that we could do some really interesting things. Think about it, attracting the best students and the best faculty.”

You can read the entire article here.

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14
April 2017
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at Mizzou to begin in January, 2018

Jeanne Sinquefield interviewed
on Radio Arts Foundation-St. Louis

by Dean Minderman

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Jeanne Sinquefield of the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation was interviewed recently by Tom Sudholt of the classical music station Radio Arts Foundation-St. Louis for a broadcast on Wednesday, March 2.

In the interview, Dr. Sinquefield discussed the various programs of the Mizzou New Music Initiative, her lifelong love of music, and more. You can hear the entire segment in the embedded audio player below.

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Wednesday
02
March 2016
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