Release Date: 7/19/2010
2010 scholarship recipients announced
Pictured at a reception in the scholarship winners’ honor are, back row, from left: Coral Christopher, Emily Nixon, Curtis Clausen, Tyler Lartonoix, Michael Rademacher, Timothy Gray, Zach Armstrong, Philip Broderick and Alyssa Bujnak; front row, from left, are: St. Anthony’s President and CEO Tom Rockers, Kacie Meyer, Ariel Neal, Brittany Sinclair, Makenzie Norris, Madelyn Faust, Jennifer Keller, Samantha Sweet, Abbie Shirrell, Kristina Gordon and former St. Anthony’s Board Chairman Norbert Siegfried. Not pictured are winners Alex Brewer, Bernard Hoffman, Matthew Mueller, Lisa Rose and Emily Wich.
St. Anthony’s Medical Center Foundation, in partnership with the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation, has announced the recipients of St. Anthony’s Medical Center’s Norbert Siegfried Scholarships for 2010. This is the fifth year for the scholarship program, which has been named in honor of Norbert Siegfried, one of the founding fathers of St. Anthony’s Medical Center’s board of directors.
This year, 18 new scholarships, totaling approximately $136,000, were awarded through St. Anthony’s Sons and Daughters of Employees Scholarship program.
Additionally, five new scholarships of $10,000 each were awarded this year to dependent children of St. Anthony’s employees, through the St. Anthony’s Medical Center Foundation Academic Excellence Scholarship program. New scholarship recipients from both programs were honored at a reception at St. Anthony’s on June 22.
Ann Bollone, St. Anthony’s Vice President, Human Resources, welcomed the scholars and their guests, and invited them to “come, grow and stay with St. Anthony’s. We want to be the employer of choice, the best in the community,” Bollone said. “We appreciate what our employees do and we want to give back to them.”
Norbert Siegfried, longtime former chairman of St. Anthony’s board, said “This is what ‘young America’ should look like.” He congratulated the scholars and told them, “You have the qualities to lead and to create successful lives for yourselves. God gave you the talent to succeed -- work hard and don’t be afraid to think ‘outside the box.’ ”
Amy Murphy, Donor Services and Scholarship Officer for the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation, said, “The Community Foundation administers 35 scholarship programs, and the St. Anthony’s Medical Foundation is the most generous group of people I’ve ever met. Each year, they say, ‘Do more.’ Because of this program, St. Anthony’s is being recognized as a model in the St. Louis community.”
David Luckes, the Community Foundation’s President and CEO, said, “We are honored each year to play our part in this great program, with this great institution.”
The Norbert Siegfried Scholarships for Sons and Daughters of Employees are awarded to children of St. Anthony’s employees who are academically qualified with demonstrated financial need. The Foundation Academic Excellence Scholarships are awarded to children of St. Anthony’s employees who have achieved academic excellence. Students in both programs will receive support to pursue an undergraduate degree in any field of study at any four-year college or university in Missouri or Southern Illinois University.
St. Anthony’s Medical Center Foundation provided funding for both scholarship programs. The Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation accepted and reviewed the applications and selected the recipients. When this year’s awards are distributed, St. Anthony’s scholarship programs will have provided more than $1,917,000 in scholarship support in five years.
Recipients of the Foundation Academic Excellence Scholarships include: Timothy Gray, Oakville; Jennifer Keller, Oakville; Matthew Mueller, Fenton; Michael Rademacher, Imperial; and Emily Wich, south county.
New recipients of the Norbert Siegfried Scholarships for Sons and Daughters include: Zach Armstrong, south county; Alex Brewer, Affton; Philip Broderick, Imperial; Alyssa Bujnak, south county; Coral Christopher, Waterloo, Ill.; Curtis Clausen, Grover, Mo.; Madelyn Faust, Crestwood; Kristina Gordon, Affton; Bernard Hoffman, Oakville; Tyler Lartonoix, Oakville; Kacie Meyer, High Ridge; Ariel Neal, Imperial; Emily Nixon, Potosi; Makenzie Norris, Mascoutah, Ill.; Lisa Rose, Affton; Abbie Shirrell, High Ridge; Brittany Sinclair, Festus; and Samantha Sweet, High Ridge.
St. Anthony’s established the innovative scholarship program in 2006 as a way to invest in the future of the sons and daughters of the Medical Center’s employees through education. This program is one of the largest of its kind in the community and one of the best offered by an employer in the St. Louis area. For more information about St. Anthony’s, visit www.stanthonysmedcenter.com.
The Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation has been helping St. Louisans put charitable dollars to work addressing the issues most important to them in the communities they care about since 1915. It is a nonprofit, charitable service provider, supporting more than 400 charitable funds totaling $165 million in assets and distributing $34 million in grants in 2009. Each fund represents a unique charitable giving partnership with an area individual, family or business. More information on the Foundation is available at www.gstlcf.org.
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