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Leadership gift from Sinquefields helps TTEF raise $14 million


In this video from November 2015, the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation (TTEF) in St. Louis reported that in the seven years since receiving their first annual leadership gift of $500,000 from Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, the organization has leveraged that donation to raise $14 million in annual donations, and given away more than $30 million to assist more than 4,200 disadvantaged students in the region.

 

Sinquefields donate $10 million for new music building at Mizzou


In this video from April 2015, Jeanne Sinquefield talks about her love for music, and how she and her husband were inspired to donate $10 million to the University of Missouri toward the cost of construction of a new building for the University’s School of Music.

 

Sinquefields receive “key to the city”

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St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay presented Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield with a “key to the city” at the closing ceremonies of the 2014 U.S. and Women’s Chess Championships, held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.

In addition to recognizing the Sinquefields for founding the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, the award honored their numerous philanthropic contributions to the arts; their work in education; and their support of efforts to return local control of of the St. Louis Police Department to the city.

 

“To see trees, you have to stop”


Jeanne Sinquefield thinks that “the joy of life is going outdoors,” and wants others to have the same kind of experience. In this video from 2013, she talks about her support for Forest Park Forever, the organization that partners with the City of St. Louis to restore, maintain and sustain the 1400 acres of Forest Park as one of America’s great urban public parks.

 

Saint Louis Symphony plays works by Mizzou composers

The Saint Louis Symphony performed new works by two young composers associated with the Mizzou New Music Initiative (MNMI) as part of its 2013-14 season.

In this video, shot at Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis after the orchestra unveiled its entire season schedule, composer Stephanie Berg, St. Louis Symphony music director and conductor David Robertson, and Jeanne Sinquefield discuss the Mizzou New Music Initiative and what a performance by the Symphony means for a young composer.

 

Sinquefield Charitable Foundation supports Missouri composer bringing music to Iraq

In July 2012, composer and University of Missouri alumnus Patrick David Clark traveled to Erbil in northern Iraq to teach composition to high school students. Patrick’s work with the students at American Voices’ YES Academy in Erbil was made possible with financial support from the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation. In the video clip above, Art Holliday from St. Louis’ NBC affiliate KSDK interviews Patrick about the trip.

 

The Sound of Art: Matching Artists with Composers

In 2010, the Mizzou New Music Ensemble did a concert at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis that featured three world premieres written by Mizzou composers who were inspired by CAM’s Great Rivers Biennial. This short film documents the composers’ process.