Rauch dedicates time and effort to improving LU

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Rauch Memorial Hall

Rauch Memorial Hall
Rauch Memorial Hall

Michael Sprague The Legacy staff
Posted January 28, 2014; 1:30 p.m.

Feature photo courtesy of Mary Ambler Archives, Lindenwood University. Elizabeth Rauch  poses for a university photo. Rauch is one of just three lifetime members on the LU Board of Directors.

This story is part of the “Names that built LU” weekly series issued by The Legacy that has been profiling 28 campus buildings named after Lindenwood personnel.

One of just three life members of the Lindenwood Board of Directors, Elizabeth Rauch has been associated with LU since she was a student in the early 1940s. After graduating in 1944, Rauch continued to serve her community in any way possible.

Elizabeth Rauch. Photo courtesy of Mary Ambler Archives, Lindenwood University.
Elizabeth Rauch. Photo courtesy of Mary Ambler Archives, Lindenwood University.

A graduate of St. Charles High School, Rauch has been a dedicated St. Charles resident her entire life.
While she has spent lots of time and effort supporting her alma mater, Rauch also stayed actively involved in bettering St. Charles. Committed to being involved, she has supported groups like The Academy of Sacred Heart, The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, The St. Charles Historical Society and The St. Louis Archdiocesan Development Appeal.

She serves on the LU Board of Directors and is a founding member of the Butler Society, a group of the college’s most generous alumni. Rauch also serves as a member of the advisory board at St. Josephs Health Center.
Rauch is decorated with awards and achievements for her service. She earned the 1995 Sibley Medallion of Honor from then Lindenwood College for her commitment to the college and its students.

She was honored by the St. Louis chapter of the National Society of Fundraising Professionals for her commitment to the community. It would be nearly impossible to narrow Rauch’s line of work to a single field or job title.

Through her work for LU and St. Charles, Rauch has left a legacy of dedication, commitment to the task at hand, and caring passion for the community she calls home.