Fraternity Alumni Reunite to Help Brother in Need

Profile-ScottKlasnerAlumni members of Truman’s chapter of Phi Kappa Tau surround Scott Klasner (’03) during a fundraising event in his honor. Klasner (front row, seated) was diagnosed with ALS in 2014. In October 2015, several friends and family members in the St. Louis area came together to offer their support. Along with taking donations through, they organized Scottoberfest, a one-day fundraising event at De Smet Jesuit High School. Klasner’s brother-in-law, Stephen Williams (’00, ’01), along with fellow Phi Taus Pete Guntli (’02), Greg Guntli (’04), Corey Schaecher (’05), Ryan Carrico (’05) and Drew Walters (’06), as well as Kyle (’03) and Annie (Schaus) Deutsch (’03), spearheaded the event, which included food, drinks, bands, entertainment for children, a silent auction and a raffle. Scottoberfest raised more than $27,000, and in total, nearly $50,000 has been collected to support Klasner’s medical expenses not covered by insurance.

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