Skip and Dodie Kappes receive Butler University Mortar award

Skip and Dodie Kappes receive Butler University Mortar award

Alumni have been lifelong Butler supporters

Contact: Ingrid E. Cummings, APR Rubicon Communications, LLC
Phone: 317-873-0651

(INDIANAPOLIS, December 1, 2003) -- Lewis & Kappes is pleased to announce that Butler University alumni Skip and Dodie Kappes have recently been named recipients of Butler University's prestigious "Mortar Award."

Skip Kappes is a founding partner of local law firm Lewis & Kappes.

The Mortar Award is presented at the annual Ovid Butler Society dinner to a person or couple who "exemplify the Butler spirit by demonstrating great generosity of time, talent and resources," according to award guidelines. Dodie and Skip are founding members of OBS and have supported the organization since its inception in 1988.

Skip Kappes graduated from Butler University cum laude with a bachelor's degree in political science and received his J.D. from the University of Michigan. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta, Tau Kappa Alpha, YMCA, debate and the baseball team during his undergraduate study at Butler. He is a past OBS Executive Committee member, past Alumni Board president and member, past chairman of the board of governors, is a trustee emeritus of the University, as well as having received the Alumni Achievement Award.

Kappes was also the co-founder and incorporator of an Independent Butler University Alumni Assoc., Inc. incorporated to induce the University administration to take a more active role in drawing alumni of the University into more participatory support of the institution. The independent association was a predecessor to the modern-day Butler University Alumni Association.

In addition to his work at Lewis & Kappes, Mr. Kappes is a manager of Labeco Properties LLC, Creston Group, and president and director of K&K Realty, Inc.

Dodie Kappes was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta while at Butler. She serves on the Alumni Board of Directors' nominations and awards committee and the Clowes Hall Fundraising Committee.

The Ovid Butler Society is named for the founder of Butler University, Ovid Butler, who envisioned an "institution of the highest class." Members of the OBS provide annual support for Butler University and ensure that current and future Butler students will benefit from quality education, facilities and programs throughout their Butler experience.