Honoring an Inspiring Couple

With appreciation for their generosity, Maryville University dedicated the Anna M. and Whitney R. Harris Conference Room, located on the top floor of Gander Hall.

Anna and Whitney Harris exemplify the power of public service and philanthropy to inspire, motivate and drive change. Both individually and as a loving couple, Whitney and Anna have created a legacy through their generous commitments of time, energy and financial resources.

Whitney’s extraordinary career as an attorney, during which he served as a key prosecutor of Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg Trials, sparked his lifelong dedication to international justice and peace.

Named an “Ageless Remarkable St. Louisan” by St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors, Anna has served as a volunteer and champion for civic and cultural organizations like the St. Louis Artists’ Guild, the Children’s Home Society of Missouri, American Cancer Society, International Photography Hall of Fame and many others.

“The Harris Conference Room commemorates nearly a century of service, and the common thread in Anna’s and Whitney’s life of legacy and service is their ability to create meaningful change and differences that last a lifetime in the hearts and minds of our community and across the world, and that is truly amazing,” said Mark Lombardi, PhD, president of Maryville University. “We hope this conference room will create the seeds of further change and efforts to make the world a better place.”

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