Sam Fox, chairman, chief executive officer and founder of Harbour Group, Ltd., has served as an extraordinary leader in St. Louis business, philanthropic and civic affairs and as a steadfast friend of Washington University in St. Louis. Fox received an honorary doctor of laws degree in 2002.
Fox has chaired the university’s $1.3 billion capital campaign since its inception in 1998. He has served as a member of the university’s Board of Trustees since 1989. He served as vice chairman of the board from 1999-2001, when he was elected an emeritus trustee.
He is a 1951 graduate of Washington University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration and was a member of the Dean’s Honor Roll and Beta Gamma Sigma.
Fox’s activities on behalf of Washington University only begin to describe his leadership in the St. Louis community. He serves or has served on the boards of many of the key institutions in the community. He is chairman, and formerly was president, of the Greater St. Louis Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, one of the strongest scouting programs in the United States.
Among his many honors, Fox received the University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1986 and the university’s Distinguished Business Alumni Award in 1987.