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Fulfilling our vision for SLU’s future would be impossible without the support of our alumni, parents and friends.

Every gift helps us in our quest to propel Saint Louis University to national prominence as a world-class research university. No matter the amount, each contribution brings us closer to our $500 million dollar goal and supports the work of our students, faculty and researchers.

We are grateful to have so many dedicated partners who believe in the importance and impact of SLU’s Jesuit mission. You can peruse a complete list of them via our online Honor Roll of Donors. Or learn more about some of the Accelerating Excellence supporters helping Saint Louis University pioneer a remarkable future for all in the profiles below.

Donor Spotlights

Rudi Roeslein looks at the camera while standing in a field of waist-high grasses.

Mr. Roeslein (IT '71) has created a new scholarship that will benefit students from two St. Louis-area high schools.

Abul Waheed, Ph.D.

School of Medicine researcher and faculty member Abdul Waheed, Ph.D., is helping to create a new chair in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

A sign marking Chaifetz School of Business outside of Cook Hall on SLU's north campus.

The couple's generous gift supports new programs in the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship in the Chaifetz School of Business.

Robert Wheeler Sr.

The SLU alumnus and former faculty member identifies with the University’s mission as it is summed up in the words “Higher Purpose. Greater Good.”

Ann Marie Ruhlin

Although she graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences, alumna Ann Marie Ruhlin decided to support future business leaders with a new scholarship in the Chaifetz School of Business.

SLU's north campus from the air, with a blue sky with clouds backlit by the sun.

A gift from Dr. Helmholz has creaated a new SLU center for religious and legal history.

Winston Chan

A SLU alumnus and trustee,  Winston Chan values SLU's gloabl reach. He created a new scholarship that honors his father and President Emeritus Lawrence Biondi, S.J.

Drs. Wang and Peiper

 As scientists and doctors around the country step up to meet the COVID-19 pandemic threat, Stephen C. Peiper, M.D. (Med ’77) and Zi-Xuan “Zoe” Wang, Ph.D., are supporting the effort to develop a vaccine through a generous donation to Saint Louis University’s Center for Vaccine Development. 

Michael Jones II

Michael Jones II, Ph.D. (A&S ’10, Grad Ed ’12 & ’16) likes to say that he didn’t choose SLU, SLU chose him. Now he supports students through contributions to funds such as the Dr. Celerstine Johnson Book Fund and the Pioneers of Inclusion Scholarship.

The red brick and green copper spire of SLU's Schwitalla Hall

The 1956 graduate of the School of Medicine and lifelong supporter of the University supported the research and clinical care of SLU's Cancer Center.

Brenda and Larry Thompson

The Thompsons have a long history with Saint Louis University.

Mary Bruemmer

The 1942 graduate has given to the University for at least 42 consecutive years.

Mary Beth Ortbals

A SLU alumna twice over, Mary Beth Ortbals (A&S '64, Law '68) views her contributions to the University as  a thank you note for what SLU has brought to her life.

Fr. Vitali

An alumnus and longtime faculty member in the philosophy department, Fr. Vitali (Grad A&S '74 & '76) has "put [his] money where [his] mouth is," supporting faculty excellence by designating SLU as beneficiary of his retirement account. 

Albert Stewart

 An advocate for education with a passion for improving the world, Albert C. Stewart’s (A&S ’51) legacy gift to SLU will enrich the lives of SLU students for years to come. 

Trudy Busch Valentine

The University trustee and SLU alumna is proud to be part of the nursing profession. She honored two former deans of the School of Nursing with a gift to the school.

Richard Chaifetz

SLU alumnus, trustee and campaign co-chair Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz and his wife Jill Chaifetz have long been supporters of the University.

Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield

Rex Sinquefield wanted to support his alma mater in a way that would propel the University to even greater excellence.