John Hamm helps his alma mater in St. Louis

September 12, 2012 by  

Just as August came to an end, one of television’s most famous stars stepped up in support of a cause near and dear to his heart – funding for the John Burroughs School in St. Louis.

John Hamm, star of Mad Men, a television drama that has just completed its fifth season, intends to raise funds for the school’s new performing arts and athletic centers. Construction of the new facilities should be completed in 2013.

The private preparatory high school was first opened in 1923 in an affluent neighborhood of St. Louis and is named after John Burroughs, an American naturalist who had a great influence on the conservationist movement that seeks to protect the natural environment. 600 students are enrolled each year and the school consistently ranks among the top schools in standardized testing, helping it to be considered one of the premier preparatory schools in the country.

Graduating in 1989, Hamm has a special affinity for the school, having lost his mother at an early age and his father at the age of 20. He credits the school with providing direction and support at a critical time in his life and is thankful for all that it gave him.

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