I think with the needs to feed the world’s population, to end starvation, plant sciences offer great opportunities to do good and also to develop industry in St. Louis.
Certainly, the emergence of Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the Taylor family has been one of the great things that has happened in St. Louis. We are no longer headquarters for McDonnell Douglas, although the McDonnell family is still very much involved in our community.
St. Louis has always been a great center for medicine. It has been a leader in the nation since the early part of the 20th century. Along with that, we’ve been a leader in medical science and biomedical science and innovation in medicine.
We were raised in a family that had high aspirations for their children, and those high aspirations tended to be along the lines of service and high-minded beliefs, living up to your responsibilities. Both my Danforth grandparents admired service very much.