On June 12th, 2011, Stephen West suffered severe head trauma during a tragic automobile accident and passed away June 13th. Stephen was one of the most kind and genuine individuals anyone could meet and was called a friend by everyone.
To celebrate his life, Stephen's family and friends have established a 501(3)(c), a non-for profit foundation.
This foundation was established in Stephen’s name to create opportunities to help students with their education and to give back to the educational institutions, which helped form Stephen into the person he was. The foundation has established an endowment with Rockhurst University for a scholarship named the Stephen M West Memorial Scholarship.
The foundation has also presented over $30,000 to St. Joan of Arc School with tuition assistance since 2014.
The foundation has set aside half of our goal with the hope of presenting a check to CBC High School this year to create a scholarship.
Stephen was a 2003 graduate of St. Joan of Arc school in St. Louis, a 2007 graduate of CBC High School in St. Louis, and a 2011 graduate of Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, and he was enrolled in the MBA program at Rockhurst University at the time of his accident. He was an active member on campus at Rockhurst as an Ambassador giving tours, as the President of the Financial and Accounting Student Body, and as a very active member in his fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha.