Thursday, September 26, 2013

Richter chosen as recipient of Taylor Richmond Benefit

All proceeds from the 2014 Taylor Richmond Benefit will be awarded to Jason F. Richter M’09.

Richter, 37, is a former assistant dean of students, Student Activities coordinator, and hall director at Saint Mary’s and a M.A. in Human Development alumnus. He was also a staff advisor for the Taylor Richmond Benefit for its first eight years. He worked at SMU for more than 12 years.

He is the father of three young sons ages 10, 6, and 1. He, his wife, Tina, and their three boys moved to Iowa to be closer to grandparents and family in 2009.

Richter was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He had pain in his lower back that turned out to be a mass, hindering the flow of liquids in his spinal chord. He has undergone 10 radiation sessions, as well as bone and stem cell transplants.

The proceeds of the benefit dance and auction will go towards medical and travel costs for the family.

This year’s silent auction will be held March 13-14 in the Toner Student Center game room and the  dance will be held on March 15 in the gymnasium.