St. Louis Police Foundation raises $3 million in one minute

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 | 7:57 a.m. CDT; updated 2:00 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 7, 2011

ST. LOUIS — The campaign to raise money for renovation of the building that will become the new headquarters for St. Louis police didn't last long.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that less than a minute after launching a capital campaign on Tuesday, St. Louis Police Foundation President Doug Albrecht ended it by handing the chief a check for $3 million.

An anonymous donor had come forward to provide $2 million. The Albrecht Family Foundation provided $750,000, and the Ruth D. and Whylie Todd Charitable Foundation donated the other $250,000.

The goal is to have the department move from its longtime headquarters at 1200 Clark Ave. to the new location at 1915 Olive St. within 12 to 18 months.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.