University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
September 14, 2011
Contact: Jennifer Z. Ekman, USA Public Relations, (251) 460-6360

Meisler Portrait Unveiled in Meisler Hall


The University of South Alabama recently unveiled a portrait of philanthropists Fanny and Bert Meisler in the lobby of Meisler Hall, the student services building endowed by the local couple.

Local artist Stephanie Morris painted the portrait of the couple and was on hand for the unveiling. The Meislers’ children and grandchildren were also at the event and reception.

In addition to their $2 million endowment of the student services building, the Meislers have been longtime supporters of the University over the years. They also established the Ripps-Meisler Endowed Chair in the College of Medicine and provide extensive support to University athletic programs. Their gifts to the University now total $2.6 million.


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