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Mouton Society


The Mouton Society exists to recognize and thank all who include Maryville University in their estate plan through a bequest, beneficiary designation, a gift that pays income, charitable lead trust, or gift of remainder interest in personal residence, vacation home or farm — and who inform the University of same. The philanthropic spirit of alumni and friends has blessed Maryville University since its founding in 1872. These important gifts have had, and will continue to have a major impact on the future of the University.

The Society bears the name of Marie Odeide Mouton, R.S.C.J., Class of 1935, President of Maryville from 1937 to 1956, and a pioneer in the field of education who achieved national prominence.

Members may choose to be Listed or Unlisted. Names of Listed members appear as part of Mouton Society listings in University publications or displays. All Mouton Society members receive invitations to Society events.

Benefits of Being a Member of the Mouton Society Include:

  • Invitations to Mouton Society social and educational events
  • Public recognition and acknowledgement of your planned gift arrangement in a special Honor Roll of donors printed in various Maryville publications, as well as a very attractive plaque in the President’s Conference Center. Of course, no mention will be made of the type or amount of arrangement
  • Invitations to selected special events, particularly the St. Louis Speakers Series sponsored by Maryville University, where Mouton Society members will have the opportunity to listen to distinguished speakers and to meet them personally in private receptions following their presentations

Mouton Society Committee

  • Ann Bugg ‘59
  • Nancee Byington ’86
  • Kathi Danna’62
  • Connie Donius ’55
  • Mary Drone ’62
  • Rita Glastris ’55
  • Nancy Hamilton ’57
  • Jacque Niekamp ‘66
  • Jean Raybuck ‘51
  • Patricia Robben ‘59
  • Madeleine Schmitt ‘65
  • Mary Jane Thaman ‘41