Thomas M. Stenger, Sr. was the administrative director of Parsons Blewett Memorial Fund from 1995 through 2013. Previously, Tom enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a teacher and principal in the Saint Louis Public Schools. In his honor, family and friends contributed to the Thomas M. Stenger, Sr. Memorial Scholarship. The winning teacher aide had to successfully express a need and desire for the scholarship by submitting an essay. The Stenger family reviewed all submissions and chose LaCrissa Mays-Rayford. She was awarded the $5,000 scholarship during the 2018 Educator of the Year ceremony.