Bruce Loewenberg, Raytown High School 1956
After graduating from Raytown High in 1956, Bruce Loewenberg attended the University of Missouri at Columbia, graduating in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science in forestry. He was instrumental in setting up a $1,000 education scholarship for the Raytown High student who ranks 56th in their senior class, in honor of his class of 1956. Bruce was also named Mr. Delta Sig, the highest honor his college fraternity, Delta Sigma Phi, can bestow a member. In 2008 Bruce presented his fraternity with a $2 million gift, the largest monetary gift that fraternity had ever received.
In 1969, he was employed by Maritz Motivation Company in St. Louis, where for twenty-five years, he marketed performance improvement products to Fortune 500 companies including Anheuser-Busch, Rawlings Sporting Goods and Brown Shoe Company, to list a few.
Prior to joining Maritz, Bruce was regional manager for the Education Division of Xerox Corporation in St. Louis. Earlier in his career, Bruce was a salesman for the Office Products Division of IBM Corporation in Dallas Texas. Today, on a spread of almost 100 acres, he specializes in raising Salers cattle. Presently, he is president of the American Salers Association, and president of the International Salers Federation.
Mr. Loewenberg enjoys giving back to those institutions who helped him along the way to be successful. He recently pledged $1 million for the Mizzou Tigers program in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and another $1 million for MU’s men’s basketball program. He was recognized by MU as a leader in efforts to save tigers in the wild, contributing to the "Tigers for Tigers" program at the university.
Most recently, Bruce was appointed to the Commissioning Committee of the USS Missouri, a nuclear submarine to be commissioned in Groton, CT. on July 31, 2010. Bruce was responsible for raising money for the commissioning expenses, which are traditionally paid for by the state after whom the ship is named.