From the 27 founders who established the Order of the Golden Shillelagh nearly 40 years ago to the 1,640 donors who carry the vision forward today, Missouri S&T’s most influential group of contributors continues to grow. On the final night of Minerfest, OGS members gathered to celebrate the spirit of giving – and welcome 34 new members.
“We come together tonight to celebrate friendship, extended family, and the profound impact that the members of the Order of the Golden Shillelagh have on our university,” said Chancellor Schrader. “What a privilege it is to shine the spotlight on the giving legacy that defines this group. Your generosity is an affirmation of our shared purpose: changing lives through education.”
After dinner, the chancellor formally welcomed each new member to OGS. Then the role reversed as OGS Executive Committee Chairman Hugh Cole, EMgt’72, had the honor of inducting Chancellor Schrader and her husband, Jeff. “Their commitment to Missouri S&T reaches beyond their role as high-profile ambassadors,” he said in welcoming them to OGS.
The evening also spotlighted 39 OGS members advancing to a new level of giving. With gifts and pledges of more than $3.9 million this year, the members of OGS continue to be Missouri S&T’s greatest partners in progress. To view and download photos from this year’s OGS Dinner and other MinerFest activities, click here.