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Fontbonne Prom

Why Fontbonne Prom?

The Fontbonne Prom: A Scholarship Gala supports Fontbonne University and Fontbonne Promise Scholarships.

The Fontbonne PROMise is a commitment to help college-capable students access a high-quality, values-based education. Fontbonne Promise scholarships are available annually to first-time Missouri freshmen. Admitted students with the greatest financial need are eligible for the scholarship, which covers full tuition and fees for up to five years

– In 2018, more than $550,000 was raised as a result of the inaugural Fontbonne Prom. All proceeds directly benefit our students.

– Thirty-two Missouri freshman were awarded Promise scholarships fall 2018.

Fontbonne Prom

A Scholarship Fundraising Gala

Saturday, May 18, 2019

6 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. – Dinner and Program
9 p.m. – Live Entertainment and Dancing

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
100 Carondelet Plaza
Clayton, MO 63105

Black tie optional. Fontbonne purple encouraged.
Complimentary valet parking.

A block of guest rooms has been reserved. Please contact the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis to make a reservation.

Orvin Kimbrough, chair, Fontbonne Prom 2019

Event Chair

Orvin Kimbrough

Recently appointed president and CEO of Midwest BankCentre Orvin Kimbrough lends his support to Fontbonne as chair of Fontbonne Prom.

Fontbonne Prom 2019 emcee: Tish Haynes Keys

Event Emcee

Tish Haynes Keys

You saw her on “The Voice” … now experience her live and in person at Fontbonne Prom! Local favorite — and nationally known artist — Tish Haynes Keys will emcee this year’s event.

Fabulous Motown Revue, the band for 2019 Fontbonne Prom

Music Provided by

Fabulous Motown Revue

Back for the second year, St. Louis favorite Fabulous Motown Review, a party and dance band, will entertain guests throughout the evening.

2018 Photos

2018 Videos

Fontbonne Scholarship Recipients

Meet Bria

Meet Fontbonne student, Bria. She is a sophomore from Wright City, MO studying a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. This academic year, Bria received the AT&T Endowed Scholarship to support her education in elementary education.

Meet Katie

Meet Fontbonne student, Katie. She is a Junior from St. Louis, MO studying a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work.

Meet Quinn

Meet Fontbonne student, Quinn. He is a junior from Lees Summit, MO studying a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. This academic year, Quinn received the Mary Martha Hatch Doerr ’35 Memorial Scholarship to support his education.

Economic Impact

Nearly 87 percent of Fontbonne students receive financial aid in a given academic year. To our students, every dollars provides for their future.

Your gift to support Fontbonne Prom: A Scholarship Gala is not only an investment in individual potential through financial aid, it is also a commitment that supports the greater St. Louis community. Consider this:

  • The average bachelor’s degree holder contributes over a lifetime $278,000 more to local economies than the average high school graduate.
  • Graduates of smaller private colleges tend to be more civically-engaged than their peers at other types of institutions.
  • Seventy-five percent of Fontbonne graduates choose to stay in the St. Louis area after graduating — much higher than the 42 percent average.
  • The government and taxpayers have a strong incentive to boost college attendance and completion given the country’s challenges with growing student-loan debt. The Fontbonne Promise helps alleviate this liability for students and communities.
  • First-generation graduates of smaller private colleges are more likely to vote and volunteer time to their community than their peers from public universities.
  • Only 41.6 percent of 25+-year-olds in St. Louis have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Meet Our Fontbonne Promise Partners

The Andrew S. Armstrong Fontbonne Promise Scholarship

Donor: Andrew S. Armstrong

The William H. Danforth, M.D. Fontbonne Promise Scholarship

Donor: William H. Danforth

The Emerson Fontbonne Promise Scholarship

Donor: Emerson Charitable Trust

The Jean Fitzgerald Fontbonne Promise Scholarship

Donor: Jean Fitzgerald

The Mike and Karen Gedera Fontbonne Promise Scholarship

Donor: Mike and Karen Gedera

The Gipson Family Foundation Fontbonne Promise Scholarship for Catholic Education

Donor: Dennis and Mary Gipson

The Joan and Pat Kelly Fontbonne Promise Scholarship

Donor: Joan and Pat Kelly

The Doug Koch Fontbonne Promise Scholarship

Donor: Doug Koch

The Kwame Foundation Fontbonne Promise Scholarship

Donor: Kwame Building Group

The Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority Fontbonne Promise Scholarship



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