Gary M. Sumers

Gary M. Sumers


The construction of the Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center was made possible in part by a generous commitment from WashU alumnus and trustee Gary M. Sumers.

Sumers is senior managing director and chief operating officer in the Real Estate Group of New York-based Blackstone Group. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1975 with a double major in history and political science, spending his junior year at the London School of Economics. He later earned a law degree at Northwestern University. He has been an active Washington University alumnus, serving on the Arts & Sciences National Council and the New York City Regional Cabinet, among other volunteer roles.

Sumers is a sustaining charter member of the Danforth Circle Chancellor’s Level and life patron of the William Greenleaf Eliot Society.

Read more from Gary Sumers regarding the Athletics Complex expansion on the Leading Together website.