Education

Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield recognize the power of education. Given the right education options, children can look forward to bright futures, regardless of their socioeconomic background.

At the heart of the Sinquefields’ foundation is a desire to improve educational opportunities, ensuring that each child gets the support needed to be successful. Here are a few programs supported by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation:

  • The Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation (TTEF), a nearly 20-year-old organization, provides needs-based tuition assistance scholarships to economically disadvantaged children throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis. TTEF funds and administers scholarships to allow disadvantaged families to send their children to their school of choice.
  • The Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri supports individualized learning opportunities for all children through issue resolution, community education, and civic engagement.  One of the ways CEAM does this is by encouraging every Missourian to get involved – including business and civic leaders — because success in improving our educational system depends on every Missourian.  And because every Missourian depends on that success for a brighter future.
  • Voices for Children speaks on behalf of abused and neglected children in St. Louis city foster care.  Their goal is for all children to live in safe, nurturing homes where they have the chance to reach their potential.
  • At St. Vincent Home for Children the mission is to provide love, security and professional treatment for troubled children and their families through a fully integrated program of services.  The home has been serving children and families since 1850, including Rex Sinquefield.
  • Mizzou New Music Initiative brings together a diverse array of programs intended to position the University of Missouri School of Music as a leading center in the areas of composition and new music.  The programs have been fueled by the Sinquefields’ vision of positioning Missouri as a mecca for new music composition and performance.
  • Teach for America aims to end inequity in schools by recruiting college graduates from all majors to work in urban and rural public schools. After receiving the necessary training and professional development, Teach for America members commit at least two years to teaching in urban St. Louis and Kansas City schools.
  • The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, created by Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, promotes expansion of scholastic chess through the programs offered by the club.  Jeanne and Rex believe chess can academically challenge young people in a fun and social manner, allowing them to do better in the classroom and encourage engagement in after-school and community events.
  • The Special Learning Center provides comprehensive, early intervention services for children with disabilities and developmental delays.  For 15 years, Jeanne and Rex have been proud sponsors of an annual event benefiting the Special Learning Center in Jefferson City, Missouri.
  • The Dual MA(Ed)/MBA program at St. Louis University is a partnership between the John Cook School of Business and the College of Education and Public Service to rethink business education and develop a new class of creative-minded, business savvy leaders. Students earn both a Master of Arts in Education Administration and a Master’s of Business Administration, and this two-year, dual-degree program allows students to receive both degrees faster than if they pursued them separately.