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Sinquefields to donate $50 million to St. Louis University

by Dean Minderman

Saint Louis University on Tuesday, August 28 announced that Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield are donating $50 million to the University.

It’s the largest gift in SLU’s 200-year history, and will fund a new Saint Louis University Research Institute to serve as the focal point for the University’s efforts to grow “the scale and eminence of its research and scholarship.” The gift also will establish a new Sinquefield Center for Applied Economic Research, and provide annual support to SLU’s chess team.

“On behalf of the entire Saint Louis University community, I want to thank Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield for their transformational gift and for their unparalleled support of our University,” said SLU President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D. in a news release.

“Through their immense generosity, the Sinquefields will provide the gift of knowledge to the world, bring further attention to the region as a research hub, and draw more outstanding scholars and students to St. Louis,” Pestello continued. “For all this and more, we are deeply grateful.”

The gift received extensive coverage in St. Louis media, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch/STLToday.com, St. Louis Business Journal, St. Louis Public Radio, and television stations KSDK (NBC), KMOV (CBS) and KTVI (FOX).

In addition, an Associated Press story was picked up by media outlets across the country, and the gift also was noted in stories in specialized publications including Inside Higher Ed, The Journal of Philanthropy, and Philanthropy News Digest.

Friday
14
September 2018
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Construction progressing on Mizzou’s
new School of Music building

by Dean Minderman

After a ground-breaking ceremony in April, construction of the University of Missouri School of Music’s new building has been progressing throughout the spring and summer. For an overview of what’s happened so far, check out the embedded video in this post.

The new building will bring together in one place offices and classrooms that currently are spread across six different locations on the Mizzou campus, and is scheduled to open in time for the Fall 2019 semester. The project is being funded by donations including a $10 million lead gift from Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation.

Work will be ongoing for the next year, and you can see regular updates from the site via the “construction cam” accessible from the School of Music’s website.

Thursday
16
August 2018
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new School of Music building

Mizzou’s School of Music breaks ground on new building

by Dean Minderman


Although inclement weather forced the ceremony to be held indoors, the mood still was upbeat on the afternoon of Sunday, April 8 as the University of Missouri School of Music officially broke ground on its new building.

The facility is being constructed with a lead donation of $10 million from Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, and the Sinquefields were present for the ceremony in Stotler Lounge in the Memorial Student Union along with university administrators, faculty members, students, alumni and supporters of the School of Music.

The festivities were covered by local media including the Columbia Missourian, KBIA, and mid-Missouri ABC affiliate KMIZ.

Located on the corner of University Avenue and Hitt Street, the new School of Music building will allow the school to consolidate under one roof activities that now take place in seven different buildings across campus. The facility will contain classrooms, offices, practice space, and a recording studio, all separated by soundproof walls. The first phase of the project is scheduled to be completed by October 2019 and in use for classes in January 2020.

Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield of the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation addresses the crowd.

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

Tuesday
10
April 2018
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