2014 - Bill S. Palmer

William Palmer

Bill (Class of 1969) graduated from the University of St. Thomas, where he was both a student and an athlete. After graduating he successfully formed his own company, Palmer Capital, Inc., which provides capital for commercial real estate properties. With a strong sense of ethics and self-discipline, Bill never forgot where he came from or the value of education.

His outstanding career in the field of business provided for generous philanthropic and charitable acts.  He was responsible for the addition of the gymnasium in honor of his mother, Maureen O'Brien Palmer, at St. Croix Catholic School in Stillwater. He donated $1 million to the University of St. Thomas for the renovation of the football field and athletic facilities.