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  • September 22, 2014

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Chefs in a Garden Gala

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  • St. Louis’ best chefs came together to cook with local produce for a local cause all to support Gateway Greening’s 17th annual Chefs in a Garden fundraiser. Gateway Greening is a local non-profit that educates and empowers people to strengthen their communities through gardening and urban agriculture. More than 300 Gateway Greening supporters attended the event, which featured a silent and live auction and a program that was centered on the organizations 30th anniversary. All proceeds from the event benefit Gateway Greening’s core programs of community and youth gardening, City Seeds Urban Farm, and civic greening projects. Debbie Monterrey was master of ceremonies. Spotted in the crowd were Michael Sorth executive director, Patrick and Becky Geraty, St. Louis Composting, Mayor Francis Slay and board chair Bob Neu.
  • 9/16/2014
  • Album ID: 1845958
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Glennon Gallop

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  • Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras, ranked as one of the top 100 polo players in the world and the face of Ralph Lauren World of Polo fragrances competed in the second annual Glennon Gallop polo match, a fundraiser for Danis Pediatric Center at SSM Cardinal Glennon which was held at Kraftig Polo Club in Defiance, Missouri. In addition to watching the polo match, guests munched on gourmet hors d’oeuvres with paired wines in the VIP tent. Music was performed by Jazz St. Louis and an auction featuring the finest wines and wine excursions including a silent and oral wine auction led by Tony Bommarito Sr. of A. Bommarito Wines. The auction included exotic wine excursions in Napa Valley, Oregon and more, along with exciting raffles and live music. Chairman of the event was Dr. Matthew Broom.
  • 9/16/2014
  • Album ID: 1845939
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Bounty of Hope Cancer Support Community Gala

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  • Cancer Support Community held its annual signature fundraiser gala at the grand ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton in Clayton. Quests sipped on cocktails while bidding on silent and wine auction items followed by a sumptuous dinner, live auction, award ceremony and entertainment. The Marsha Wolff and Tina Borchert Inspiration Award went to Physician Honoree, Alan P. Lyss, M.D. and Corporate honoree, Express Scripts, at its annual gala, Bounty of Hope. This distinction has been bestowed to those who have been leaders in our community and have made a significant impact to families affected by cancer. The event was co-chaired by Kim Cella and Ted Briscoe and Andrew and Jennifer Baur. Honorary chairs were Lise and Lee Bernstein. Guest speaker was cancer survivor Sean O’Brien. Denise Thimes and Cheryl Brown provided the entertainment.
  • 9/16/2014
  • Album ID: 1845921
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Delta Dental Knight of Smiles Gala

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  • Dental industry professionals, as well as community, health and education leaders, recently gathered for a royal feast at what is being describe as “one of the most innovative and refreshing” Gala’s which is benefiting the work of the Delta Dental Health Theatre. The night was highlighted by a “Dancing for Smiles” competition, featuring performances by local influentials and their professional dance partners. Seven awards were also presented to individuals and organizations in recognition of their work with the theatre, and the St. Louis community at large, to further dental health, overall wellness and education. All event proceeds are being used to expand the theatre’s programming to include 10 new health shows. To learn more about the Delta Dental Health Theatre and how you can support its mission, call 314-241-7391 or visit www.ddhtstl.org.
  • 9/13/2014
  • Album ID: 1845934
  • Photos by David Anderson

Making a Difference: Stronger Women for a Better World

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  • The Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis chose author Liz Murray as their keynote speaker for this year’s annual Making a Difference event. Liz Murray’s book, “Homeless to Harvard,” is the story of how she overcame being a homeless teen with very little family structure in New York City to a receiving a full-ride scholarship to Harvard University. She is now a much-sought inspirational speaker and director of Manifest Living, a nonprofit that seeks to empower others to achieve their potential. In addition, local philanthropist Valerie Bell received the Making a Difference Award for 2014. Ms. Bell is a graduate of both Princeton and Harvard Universities who has chosen to devote all of her professional time, on a pro bono basis, to organizations and initiatives that strive to enhance educational opportunity, to improve race relations, and to foster economic parity in St. Louis. Jane Langa and Deb Zimmerman served as co-chairs for the evening. .
  • 9/12/2014
  • Album ID: 1844318
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Fourth Annual Chefs’ Feast for a Knight

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  • With Bill McDermott serving as master of ceremonies, Loyola Academy held its Fourth Annual Chefs’ Feast for a Knight. This unique and interactive event featured a noteworthy display of culinary feats as four local chefs collaborated to prepare a four-course meal, while simultaneously raising funds to further Loyola’s mission of breaking the cycle of poverty through education. The participating chefs were Aaron Teitelbaum (Herbie’s Vintage ’72), Josh Galliano (The Libertine), Rick Lewis (Quincy Street Bistro), and Ben Poremba (Elaia). Shelly McNutt served as event chair. Spotted in the crowd were school president Eric Clark, board chair Steve Doss, and principal Paul Bozdech. The event raised more than $150,000 for Loyola, a Jesuit middle school for boys who have the potential for college preparatory work, but whose progress may be impeded by economic or social factors.
  • 9/9/2014
  • Album ID: 1843006
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Open House Book Party

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  • North Side Community School was the beneficiary of a book party hosted at the home of longtime supporter and community volunteer Barbara Landesman. Guests enjoyed browsing and purchasing books specifically chosen by the teachers at North Side for their classrooms and library, as well as sipping on cocktails and sampling light appetizers. North Side is a St. Louis Public Charter School, founded in 2008 by John Grote and Ross Woolsey. The school has grown over the years, and now has an enrollment of 350 students, including a pre-kindergarten program started in 2012. Barbara Landesman and Lindsay Bush served as co-chairs.
  • 9/8/2014
  • Album ID: 1842608
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Jewish Federation Women's Philanthropy Celebrating our Legacy Luncheon

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  • 9/5/2014
  • Album ID: 1842333
  • Photos by Elizabeth Merkel

Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Leadership Recognition Dinner

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  • Peabody Energy Leaders in Education held its annual awards dinner at the Hilton at the Ballpark. Peabody chairman and CEO Greg Boyce, Blanche Touhill and Gov. Jay Nixon were on hand to honor Paul Bozdech, principal at Loyola Academy, as Educator of the Year. The Leaders in Education program rewards dedicated education professionals—from teachers and coaches to librarians and counselors—who inspire and motivate youth to succeed. Award recipients are selected anonymously throughout the school year by a committee of top educators and business leaders. Bozdech, who was selected from 33 nominees, was awarded $5,000.
  • 9/5/2014
  • Album ID: 1841620
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Urban League Whitney M. Young Society Cocktail Reception

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  • The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis held a special cocktail reception at The Top of the Met to honor outstanding donors and volunteers. The Urban League provides ladders to economic sustainability through partnerships with individuals, families, corporations, foundations, community leaders, government and civic institutions. Co-chairs for the evening were Lou and Jackie Brock, and Todd Schnuck. Emily Pitts served as mistress of ceremonies, while songstress Denise Thimes provided the evening’s entertainment.
  • 9/2/2014
  • Album ID: 1840507
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson
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