Benefactors change lives
Philanthropist Dick Schulze, Best Buy’s founder and chairman emeritus, remembers growing the retail chain by “trial and error,” without the benefit of a college education. Mike Dougherty remembers hoping for a second chance for a bachelor’s degree. Paul Karon remembers falling on hard times which meant working while attending evening classes.
If there’s a common thread among these benefactors of the University of St. Thomas, it’s remembering the obstacles that stood in their way as they pursued their dreams. Those memories drive their desire to remove barriers for students admitted to Minnesota’s largest private university.