Kevin Short Receives Order of the St. Louis the King Award
On February 18, 2020 at 12:30pm, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson bestowed the honor of naming Kevin Short with the Order of the St. Louis the King Award. The award is the highest honor given in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
Kevin Short, CEO of Clayton Capital Partners and Board Chair of the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation, was presented with this prestigious honor at the Cardinal Rigali Center in recognition of his consistent, outstanding service to the work of the Church in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, including a lifetime of significant contributions to Catholic education locally and nationally.
Mr. Short’s 35 years of charitable service in Catholic 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 foundation in the country, having distributed more than $125 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.
“It has been an honor to work alongside Kevin on behalf of the Archdiocese of St. Louis for the past decade, and bear witness to his vision to make Catholic education accessible to thousands more children each year,” says Archbishop Robert J. Carlson.
About the Order of the St. Louis the King Award
The Order of the St. Louis King Award is the highest award that the Archdiocese bestows, given to those who have provided consistent, outstanding service to the work of the Church in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. This award was established by Archbishop May and was first awarded on March 25, 1988 to Cardinal Carberry on the 20th anniversary of his Installation of Archbishop of St. Louis. It has been awarded to less than 100 people, among them: John Cardinal Carberry, Archbishop John L. May, Bishop Edward J. O’Donnell, Donald and Nancy Ross, and Michael and Rita Mooney. On February 18, 2020, Kevin Short will be enrolled as the 97th member of the “Order of St. Louis the King for Outstanding Service to Christ and His Church.”
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. Kevin has served for twelve years as the chair of the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation and as chairman of the Archdiocesan Finance Council for the past eight years. He served on the board of Catholic Education for over 35 years, past board member of the Kenrick Glennon Seminary and the Roman Catholic Foundation and past chairman of Washington University’s Newman Center Capital Campaign. He is a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and Knights of Malta. Kevin and his wife Patti are members of St. Roch parish.
Kevin also serves on the board of Mercy Health, Children’s Scholarship Fund in New York and is a past board member of Variety, the Children’s Charity. He is an active volunteer and supporter of numerous Catholic organizations and causes in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Kevin is a recipient of the FOCUS St. Louis “What’s Right With The Region” Award and a recipient of the Seton Award from the National Catholic Educational Association. To learn more, visit kevinmshort.com.