Hundreds of alumni, students, faculty, business leaders, entrepreneurs and friends of Washington University in St. Louis gathered May 2 and 3 to celebrate a momentous milestone in the 97-year history of the university’s Olin Business School— the dedication of Knight Hall and Bauer Hall, the school’s new state-of-the art facility.
Calling it a “day of joyous celebration,” Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton helped usher in a new era in business education on the Danforth Campus that will propel Olin Business School into the 21st century and beyond.
Lead gifts totaling $25 million from two of Washington University’s most dedicated benefactors—$15 million from Charles F. and Joanne Knight, and $10 million from George and Carol Bauer through the Bauer Foundation—provided the capital basis for the expansion project. In addition, more than 200 donors, many of whom made significant contributions, helped to make the project possible.
More than 1,500 people came together May 2 to witness the official dedication and ribbon cutting for the $90 million, 177,000-square-foot expansion project, followed by a reception under the soaring glass atrium that spans the buildings.
in the WUSTL Newsroom.