Katherine “Kay” Fernandez: 1925-2017
Katherine "Kay" Ritz Fernandez, a longtime supporter of Saint Louis University, died on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. She was 92.
Ms. Fernandez was married to Louis Fernandez, who served as chairman of SLU’s Board of Trustees from 1978-1983. An endowed scholarship in the business school was established in their name, and the president’s conference room in DuBourg Hall is named in their honor.
Ms. Fernandez was an active volunteer, including spending many hours reading to children in St. Louis schools as part of Reading is Fundamental. She also served as a commissioner of the Saint Louis Art Museum and was a supporter of the St. Louis Symphony and the Missouri Botanical Garden. She was also a member of the Women’s Council at SLU.