The late-summer twilight and the panoramic view of the Missouri River
winding through Daniel Boone country created the perfect backdrop for attendees
of the fourth annual Gala hosted by Bob (CE’71) and Kim Brinkmann at their
home, LaCharette, in St. Albans, Mo., on Sept. 22.
More than 100 alumni and friends attended the dinner and auction, which
raised more than $145,000 to benefit the Student Design and Experiential
Learning Center. Auction items included trips to Cabo San Lucas; Vail Valley,
Colo.; and Alaska, plus a weekend package to the 2008 Daytona 500 and dinner
for 10 at LaCharette.
“It was a remarkable evening for our students,” says Chancellor John F.
Carney III. “Students involved with the Student Design and Experiential
Learning Center build a knowledge base and skill set they take with them
throughout their careers and the generosity of this group sends a great message
about the value of that hands-on learning.”
Save the date: The fifth annual Gala will be Sept. 20, 2008. For more
information about this annual event, contact Stephanie Martensen at
573-341-6685 or firstname.lastname@example.org .