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  • December 19, 2014

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Urban League Gathers Whitney M. Young Society to Make a Difference

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  • The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Incorporated hosted its winter Whitney M. Young Society Reception and silent auction at the Sheldon in midtown St. Louis. The giving society recognized donors and raises unrestricted funds for the Urban League’s emergency programs and services. This year, Whitney Young membership funds were used to assist residents and businesses in the wake of the Ferguson Crisis. Whitney Young was a former National Urban League president and civil rights leader during the 1960’s, which played a pivotal role in supporting the Civil Rights movement, participating in the March on Washington and working with Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson on the Civil Rights Act and War on Poverty legislations. Co-chairs for the evening were Jackie and Lou Brock and Todd Schnuck.
  • 12/18/2014
  • Album ID: 1882921
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Sheer Elegance Twenty Sixth Annual Lunch and Fashion Show

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  • The Sheer Elegance Twenty Sixth Fashion Show was held recently at the Chase Park Plaza. The show featured exciting entertainment, stellar door prizes, “Project Runway” alumni designers, celebrity escorts, models and twenty outstanding Girls’ Honorees were recognized for academics, community service and citizenship. The stylish affair featured the very best of the designers from St. Louis and around the country. The event chair was Donna Coble and co-chair was Vanessa Keith. Joe Edwards was recognized with the prestigious Sheer Elegance Award for his outstanding civic contributions to St. Louis as well as Phakisha Horne a top ticket seller for the event. Co-hosts were Debra Bass and Debbie Monterrey.
  • 12/16/2014
  • Album ID: 1881554
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Tower Grove Park Annual Holiday Party Recognize Park Director John Karel Retirement

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  • The Board of Commissioners of Tower Grove Park invited guests to their annual holiday party to recognize John Karel for his commitment and years of service as Park Director. The holiday party was held at the Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park. Guests sipped and munched on cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres provided by Butler’s Pantry while learning about John Karel’s twenty seven years of leadership. Under John Karel’s dedication and leadership, Tower Grove Park has gone from a neighborhood park to a nationally recognized asset of St. Louis. The Park has been repaired, reinvigorated and restored to its original beauty and historical significance to be used by thousands for recreation, relaxation and joyous events. The Board of Commissioners announced the establishment of the John Karel Tree Endowment Fund which will provide for ongoing care and growth of the Park’s exceptional urban forest, which John worked so diligently to develop.
  • 12/16/2014
  • Album ID: 1881308
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis 58th Annual Meeting Featuring Guest Speaker Bill McClellan

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  • The Press Club of St. Louis held its 58th annual meeting at the Forest Park Highlands. Guests enjoyed tasty offerings of hors d’ oeuvres, carved roast beef and pasta while sipping marvelous wines and other beverages. The guest speaker was Bill McClellan, the popular columnist for the St. Louis Post Dispatch for over thirty yeast and is a veteran panelist on Nine Networks’ opinionated and award winning Thursday night “Donnybrook” news issues forum. The coveted Catfish Award was awarded to Rick Stoff for contributions to the field of communications. The Press Club was originally called The Catfish Club by its six founders when it began in 1956 over their usual Friday catfish lunch at the Bismarck Hotel. The President’s Award went to Leisa Zigman.
  • 12/16/2014
  • Album ID: 1881234
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Army vs Navy Toys4Tots

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  • Members of our armed services as well as family and friends headed down to the St.Louis MAC for the 28th Annual Army vs. Navy Football Game in support for the local chapter of Toys for Tots. The first ARMY vs. NAVY Football Game was played in 1890 and remains the oldest collegiate rivalry in the nation. This family friendly celebration has grown into a St. Louis “invitation only” event and has been recognized as the largest privately held Marine Corps Toys for Tots Campaign event in the City of St. Louis. Special Armed Services Members, Col. Len Griggs, Eugene Ganz, were honored for their lifelong contributions to our Army and Navy. The mission of the program "is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
  • 12/13/2014
  • Album ID: 1882046
  • Photos by David Anderson

Snow Ball Gala

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  • 12/12/2014
  • Album ID: 1881980
  • Photos by David Anderson

Holiday House

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  • Once again the Delta Gamma Center Holiday House Committee planned an evening of great food and friends at yet another beautiful St. Louis area home. This year the event took place at the home of Dave and Suzie Spence, and was hosted by Ruth Spence Nelson. 235 guests enjoyed dinner, cocktails and a silent auction. Sponsors include Peoples National Bank, Genovese Jewelry, Lighthouse for the Blind, Ravarino Family Foundation, an Westwood Catering . All proceeds from the Holiday House will support the programs and services provided by the Delta Gamma Center. The Center is the only organization in the St. Louis area meeting the needs of blind and visually impaired children from birth to three years of age. The Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments is committed to helping children who are blind or visually impaired reach their full potential through individualized education and therapy services for infants (birth to three years) and their parents and through support services for children of all ages, their families and the community. The Center serves nearly 400 children and families annually. For more information, visit www.dgckids.org.
  • 12/11/2014
  • Album ID: 1881820
  • Photos by David Anderson

The Annual Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Holiday Celebration

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  • Opera Theatre of Saint Louis held its Annual Holiday Celebration at the Saint Louis Club. The black tie dinner featured a special performance by mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack, as well as the annual holiday tradition of caroling with the Opera Theatre Artists in Residence during the cocktail hour. Co-chairs for this year’s event were Phoebe and Spencer Burke and Pam and Jim Krekeler. Proceeds from the event will benefit Opera Theatre’s nationally recognized professional training programs for emerging artists.
  • 12/10/2014
  • Album ID: 1878982
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

YWCA Leader Lunch

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  • 12/5/2014
  • Album ID: 1880055
  • Photos by Elizabeth Merkel

VOYCE Caregiver Award Luncheon

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  • Forty-nine area organizations honored the very best in the long-term care field at the VOYCE 20th Anniversary Caregiver Awards Luncheon. The Marriott St. Louis West was the site of this sold-out event with over 500 guests honoring 80 Caregiver Award nominees including 8 Lifetime Achievement nominees. Representatives from among the 330 long-term care communities as well as home care providers, hospice agencies and adult day programs, were among those in attendance as 18 caregivers were named Caregiver of the Year and two were given Lifetime Achievement Awards. VOYCE Executive Director Mary Lynn Faunda Donovan and co-chairs Lynn Potts and Linda Anglo-Diel welcomed guests.
  • 12/4/2014
  • Album ID: 1878441
  • Photos by David Anderson
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