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Why We Give

Why We Give
Bob Sheeran ’51 enjoyed a lifelong career with Merrill Lynch, beginning in its Minneapolis office, followed by LaJolla, Calif., and Seattle, Wash., where he established the firm’s presence throughout the Pacific Northwest. Bob has served on the Board of Directors for Merrill Lynch, the University of San Diego and Seattle University, among others. His wife, Betty, is a noted genealogist, historian and author. Bob and Betty are involved actively in many community foundation and are members of the Finn Heritage Society.

“When I look back on my college years and the wonderful education and opportunities that St. Thomas provided me – I feel a profound sense of gratitude and pride,” said Bob. “Betty and I have been very blessed to live the ‘good life,’ which I truly believe is the result of the foundation I received at St. Thomas. It has been fulfilling for us to be able to give back to the university, knowing that future students will greatly benefit from their St. Thomas experience.”