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Spirit of Philanthropy

Spirit of Philanthropy Award

Spirit of Philanthropy Awards

The Spirit of Philanthropy Awards are presented at the annual Lantern Society dinner. 
Each year, this award is presented to an individual and to an organization who have demonstrated truly outstanding levels of support for Missouri Southern State University. 


Year Individual Organization
2010            Mary Ann Mitts                                  
2011 John & Joy Cragin  
2012 Ruth I. Koplin Rubison  Freeman Health System
2013 William Robert Corley Leggett & Platt, Inc. 
2014 Cynthia Schwab Southwest Missouri Bank
2015 Pat & Carolyn Phelps Roper Automotive 
2016 Ralph L. Gray Robert W. Plaster Foundation
2017 George S. Beimdiek Mercy Hospital Joplin