Kevin Short Receives National Seton Award from NCEA

Honoring Lifetime of Charitable Service


Kevin Short, CEO of Clayton Capital Partners and Board Chair of the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation, will be presented with the prestigious 2018 Elizabeth Ann Seton Award on October 1, 2018 in Washingon, D.C. at the annual Seton Awards Gala. The award recognizes Short’s lifetime of significant contributions to Catholic education in the Archdiocese of St. Louis and nationally.


Mr. Short was nominated for this national award by the Office of Catholic Education and Formation of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Interim superintendent Sister Nathalie Meyer praised Mr. Short for “his relentless and unwavering commitment to make quality Catholic education available, affordable and accessible to all children in our community, especially those without options.”


Mr. Short’s 35 years of charitable service in education include more than a decade as Chairman of the Board of the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation. Under Kevin Short’s leadership, the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation has grown into the 4th largest elementary school scholarship organization in the country, having distributed nearly $100 million in need-based tuition assistance since its inception. Kevin supports the replication of this model nationally as a board member of The Children’s Scholarship Fund.


Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, recipient of the Seton in 2017, speaks highly of Mr. Short’s leadership, stating: “I congratulate Kevin on this well-deserved recognition honoring his impact in Catholic education over three decades, ensuring thousands of students every year have access to a life-transforming Catholic education.”


The Elizabeth Ann Seton Award will be presented to Kevin Short at the Seton Awards Gala on October 1, 2018 at 6:45pm at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. More information can be found at


About Kevin Short


Kevin Short is the Managing Partner and CEO of Clayton Capital Partners, a St. Louis-based investment banking firm specializing in merger and acquisition advisement. Mr. Short has devoted his career to the purchase and sale of mid-sized businesses. Recognized as a leader in his field spanning a wide range of industries, Short has orchestrated more than 150 purchase/sale transactions with an aggregate value of more than $1 billion. Mr. Short devotes his free time first to his family, and second, to the education of children from low-income families.


Mr. Short currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation, the Chairman of the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, the Vice-Chairman of the Show-Me Institute, Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri, Mercy Hospital System, Saint Louis University President’s Scholarship Committee, past President of the St. Roch School Board, Kenrick Seminary Board Member, a past Board Member of Variety – The Children’s Charity of St. Louis and The Children’s Scholarship Fund and is a recipient of the FOCUS St. Louis “What’s Right With The Region” Award. To learn more, visit