Paul Steube '65 and Ed Steube '62 remember SLUH with fondness and gratitude because it provided them more than an excellent education. It served as a springboard for success and a foundation for a meaningful life.
After SLUH, Paul went to Georgetown University; Ed went to Princeton University. Ed was on SLUH's 1961 Missouri state championship basketball team. Their parents were active at the school and friends with some of the faculty and Jesuits.
When Paul graduated from college, he spent 12 years in the Air Force and served as a captain. Eventually, he followed in his father's footsteps—as did Ed—in financial services. Paul worked for commercial banks in St. Louis as a trust investment officer, and Ed spent much of his career at Wall Street firms in New York.
In recent years, under Paul's lead, the Edward and Dorothy Steube Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the Steube brothers' parents and to keep SLUH affordable.
"I appreciated the socio-economic diversity when I was at SLUH," says Paul, who provides his funding of the scholarship by making gifts from his IRA required minimum distributions. "It made for a good cross-section of the population, and I want that to continue."
"The Jesuits and lay faculty at SLUH were a real influence in my life," says Ed. "They certainly delivered what I considered to have been the highest quality education that I ever encountered."
In addition to contributing to the family scholarship, Paul included a provision in his trust for a bequest to SLUH simply because "the school has done a lot for my family and me, and I wanted to leave something to them."
A dedicated volunteer who chairs the Stewardship Committee at his parish and helps SLUH fundraising efforts, Paul says, "When you donate your time, talent and treasure, you receive so much more than you give."
SLUH's Endowed, Named Scholarship Program provides an opportunity to give the gift of SLUH to future generations. It enables donors to honor and recognize significant individuals, such as alumni, faculty or family, by creating an endowed scholarship from which the earnings will provide financial aid to SLUH students. A partially endowed named scholarship may be created with an investment of $30,000. A fully endowed named scholarship provides earnings projected to meet the equivalent of a full tuition annually. The investment required to create a fully endowed named scholarship is currently $300,000. This amount will increase to $325,000 in 2021. For more information about creating a legacy at SLUH through an endowed scholarship, contact Linda Domeyer at (314) 269-2113 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.