221 North Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63103 / Cake artist: Saint Louis University students
Saint Louis University (SLU) is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River, and the second oldest Jesuit university in America. It was founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg, as the Saint Louis Academy. From 1820 to 1932, it was named Saint Louis College. SLU has been at its current location since 1867, when the land was known as ‘Lindell’s Grove’. Dubourg Hall (named after the school’s founder) was the first building to be built there, beginning in 1868. Several notable events and firsts have happened here, including the first heart transplant in Missouri (1972) and the first Doctor of Philosophy degree in aviation ever awarded anywhere (2000). SLU is home of the Edward A. Doisy Research Center, four libraries and the Chaifetz Arena.
It currently has more than 13,000 students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 70 countries! There is also a SLU campus in Madrid, Spain.
Cake placement date: March 31
Where is the cake now?: The cake sold in the biddingforgood auction for $906 on 1/1/2015.