Backer Award

In 1983, the Board of Trustees, the Alumni Board and the school administration established the Backer Award in honor of George and Anna Backer, whose generosity and leadership brought about the creation of our campus on Oakland Avenue.

For more than 200 years, St. Louis University High has dedicated itself to the tradition of creating faith-filled, Catholic leaders, like George and Anna. With this award, we recognize extraordinary SLUH Alumni who have fulfilled this mission by serving "above and beyond" in their communities, professions and their church.



2018 Backer Award Honorees: Fr. David P. Baltz '58, Fr. Ralph D. Houlihan, SJ '52, Thomas W. Santel '76, Mark A. Wilhelm '72, John D. Wunderlich '66

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