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  • September 2, 2014

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Fairy Tales Can Come True

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  • “Fairy Tales Can Come True,” a musical concert, was held at The Sheldon Ballroom in Grand Center and benefited the Tuition Assistance Fund at University City Children’s Center. Three of the acclaimed classical musicians who performed are the parents of UCCC alumni: Melissa Brooks, associate principal cello, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra; John McGrosso, violinist, and Ruth Price, pianist and professor. McGrosso’s fellow musicians with the Arianna String Quartet also performed with him at the concert, along with violinist Jane Price. The evening began with cocktails, wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by the concert. Classic compositions, celebrating children and childhood, were performed. A highlight was an original musical setting of the award-winning children’s book, “Extra Yarn,” by Mac Barnett. “Extra Yarn” depicts how one young girl’s spirit of giving results in abundance and joy for her and others. Co-chairs for the evening were Lois Bailey and Leslie Schultz. Following the concert, Steve Zwolak, UCCC executive director, presented the "For the Love of Children" award to the Lutheran Foundation and Equifax. Ellie Towle, who recently raised funds for UCCC during her cross-country bike ride, was recognized for her dedication to the early childhood center.
  • 8/25/2014
  • Album ID: 1837822
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Epworth 19th Annual Charity Polo Match

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  • Epworth Children and Family Services celebrated its nineteenth annual Charity Polo Match at Kraftig Polo Club in Defiance, Missouri. The gates opened at three and featured barbeque, beverages and kid friendly activities including horse drawn wagon rides, divot stomping and more. Epworth Children and Family Services help youth and families find strengths, break through obstacles, and build brighter futures. Spotted in the crowd was Billy Busch, founder and owner of Kraftig Brewing Company, Peter Von Gontard, Steve Orthwein and Susan McDowell chief program officer for Epworth Children and Family Services.
  • 8/25/2014
  • Album ID: 1837689
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Dinner with Prince Louis de Bourbon, Duc d'Anjou and Princess Marguerite

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  • In honor of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the city of St. Louis and the 800th anniversary of the birth of Saint-Louis, His Royal Highness Prince Louis de Bourbon, Duke of Anjou and his wife Princess Marguerite travelled to St. Louis for the first time since 2000.With The Sam & Marilyn Fox Family Foundation & Mayor Francis G. Slay, St. Louis Language Immersion Schools celebrated their visit with a private dinner at the Saint Louis Club. Located in city, St. Louis Language Immersion Schools serves over 1000 students in grades K-6, offering both full day language immersion education & International Baccalaureate curriculum. It is the only school network in the country offering its education model in a urban, tuition-free, inclusive setting. Learn more at sllis.org.
  • 8/23/2014
  • Album ID: 1837843
  • Photos by David Anderson

Shriners Hospital, Heroes for Kids Gala

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  • On Friday, Aug. 22, Shriners Hospitals for Children hosted its “Heroes for Kids” gala at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. The Roaring 20s-themed event was the first of its kind for the hospital and raised more than $250,000 to support the new Shriners Hospital under construction near Kingshighway. The event was timed to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of Shriners Hospital in St. Louis in 1924 and designed to also be a homecoming celebration for former patients of the hospital. More than 300 Shriners, current and former patients, current and former employees, as well as friends of the hospital attended. Amongst a combined team effort from the hospital, the two main event coordinators were Terri Andrews, Development Officer III, and Tammy Robbins, Director of Public and Community Relations. Charlie Brennan of KMOX and KETC’s Donnybrook served as master of ceremonies during the gala which featured a presentation by two of the hospital’s current Patient Ambassadors, Madelyn Hubbs, 14 and Katie Ladlie, 16. The two girls “passed the torch” to new Patient Ambassador Jude Daues and her parents Joe and Christine Daues of Springfield, MO, who were the evening’s featured family. To see the video, go to the hospital’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPQSRNbgjSY The gala was the official kick-off for the Heroes for Kids Capital Campaign for Shriners Hospitals for Children. The funds raised that evening will be put to work as the Shriners construct their new hospital at 4400 Clayton Avenue in St. Louis, just off interstate 64-40 at mile marker 26. The benefits of the new hospital include the opportunity to increase the number of patients the hospital serves while reducing operating expenses. Leadership from Shriners International attended the event including Chairman and CEO of Shriners Hospitals for Children, Doug Maxwell, of Chesterfield, MO, and Imperial Officer Jeff Sowder of Wichita, KS.
  • 8/22/2014
  • Album ID: 1837650
  • Photos by David Anderson

Sign of the Arrow Grand Opening

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  • The Sign of the Arrow, a needle point gift shop, recently re-opened at a new store front on Clyaton Road. This grand re-opening was complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony, door prizes, baked goods and coffee, and a special opportunity to meet and greet with the original founders of the former store. Holly Thomas, Tom Bourgeois, Nancy Spewak, Sarah Mudd, and Julie Filean all took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony. Attendees of the event then had a chance to see some of the wonderful crafts featured throughout the brand new store.
  • 8/20/2014
  • Album ID: 1837409
  • Photos by David Anderson

Archdiocesan Department of Special Education Thank You Reception

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  • Archbishop Robert Carlson and the Archdiocese's Department of Special Education held a special Thank-You Reception this year at the Archbishop's Residence. This event honored the attendees of the department's recent Celebrity Waiter Dinner, a jubilant supper served by local 'celebrities.' The archbishop thanked them for supporting the Special Education Foundation.
  • 8/19/2014
  • Album ID: 1835304
  • Photos by David Anderson

25th Annual Clifton Davis 'Say Amen' Gala

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  • Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club hosted Song & Dance: A Silver Education Celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of its Clifton Davis Say Amen Gala at the St. Louis Airport Marriott Hotel. Guests were treated to cocktails and hors d'oeuvres prior to the main event, during which the Bill Maritz Memorial award was presented to former Missouri Gov. Bob Holden. A special presentation also was given to co-founder of the organization, Martin Mathews. The event raised more than $199,000.
  • 8/16/2014
  • Album ID: 1835294
  • Photos by David Anderson

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery Celebrates the 24th Annual Celebrity Waiter Night

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  • Familiar faces from music, media, politics, business, sports and the community mingled with dinner guests at West County Center’s Restaurant Village, the new home of Saint Louis Crisis Nursery's fundraiser, Celebrity Waiters Night. One-hundred percent of red envelope donations (or 'celebrity' tips) will help at-risk children, birth through age 12, cared for by the Crisis Nursery. Committee co-chairs were Dr. James and Nanci Bobrow, Keith Carver, Teri Beth Gooch, Kathy Hamlin, Karen Hughes, Jane Kapp and Bill Siedhoff. Participating restaurants were BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, McCormick & Schmick's and J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood. The J. Gilbert's location was proudly sponsored by Ladue News.
  • 8/14/2014
  • Album ID: 1833938
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Broadway Goes Country

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  • STAGES St. Louis hosted its annual Cheers! Cabaret event with a Broadway Goes Country theme. It featured some of STAGES' first-rate talent, including Jacqueline Petroccia and Zoe Vonder Haar from Always…Patsy Cline, and Johmaalya Adelekan and Steve Isom from How to Succeed in Business… After cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, guests enjoyed a two-act compilation of musical numbers in the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. This sixth annual Cabaret event raised a total of $94,500 to benefit STAGES education and artistic programs.
  • 8/11/2014
  • Album ID: 1837223
  • Photos by Bryan Schraier

Cardinals Wives for Wishes

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  • For the fourth year in a row, Make-A-Wish Missouri partnered with the St. Louis Baseball Cardinals wives to help make wishes come true for area children. This year, a 1920s dueling-piano themed event was held at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at Plaza Frontenac. Nikki Jay, Jon Jay’s wife, spearheaded the event; John and Annie Gatewood served as co-chairs for the second year in a row. Jim Hayes served as emcee. Phillip 'Spanky' Manaois performed and provided the dueling piano entertainment. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
  • 8/6/2014
  • Album ID: 1831315
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson
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