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  • March 30, 2015

Ladue News: Society Photos

Society Photos


Fire & Ice Razzle Dazzle Ball

  • 33 photos
  • Saint Louis Crisis Nursery recently presented the H.U.G.S & K.I.S.S.E.S. Awards. (Helpfulness; Uncommon Generosity; Sincere Kindness; Integrity; Shining Service; and Extraordinary Support for children), the agency’s most prestigious award given to those who have contributed significantly to advancements in child abuse and neglect prevention and Saint Louis Crisis Nursery’s mission of saving babies’ lives, keeping kids safe and building strong families. These years’ honorees were Don Fitzgerald and Cynthia Doria, Man and Woman of the year and Mollie Spire, MD and Naretha Hopson, young professional Heroines of the Year and Mike and Kara Gatto, Couple of the Year. This years’ gala took place at the Sheraton Westport-Lakeside Chalet.
  • 3/28/2015
  • Album ID: 1919383
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Opera Tastings

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  • The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis introduced a new interactive concert series, Opera Tastings as a fun and delicious way to inspire opera newcomers to discover opera for the first time. The series awakened audiences’ palates as music from across the history of opera and was paired with samples of wine and small bites, curated in partnership with Feast Magazine and the chefs and sommeliers at Moulin. Different pairings were offered to highlight the qualities of the music, which included selections from Handel, Mozart, Puccini and Verdi, among others. Ryan McAdams, internationally celebrated conductor served as emcee. Sydney Mancasola, Shirin Eskandani, Geoffrey Agpalo and Erik Van Heyningen were the vocal performing artists.
  • 3/27/2015
  • Album ID: 1919006
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

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  • The American Red Cross of Greater St. Louis honored local heroes in 10 categories during the 4th annual Heroes Breakfast Thursday, March 26, at the Chase Park Plaza. Nearly a dozen corporations served as primary sponsors of the event. AAA, Emerson, KSDK and Anheuser-Busch are Breakfast sponsors. Other major sponsors include AAA, American Direct, Ascension, BP North American, Drury Hotels, Edward Jones, Emerson, Ekon, US Bank and Veteran’s Home Care. A private Pre-Event Reception, sponsored by Ernst & Young, was held for high-level sponsors. Kay Quinn of KSDK and Chief Dennis Jenkerson of the St. Louis Fire Department served as emcees for the event. This year, the Red Cross celebrated award winners in 10 categories, for acting courageously to help someone in critical need. Here is a look at the categories and the respective winners. Co-chairs of this years event were Jennifer Schnelting, Chandra Bolin.
  • 3/26/2015
  • Album ID: 1919271
  • Photos by David Anderson

International Photography Collaborative Exhibition at Missouri Botanical Garden

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  • The Missouri Botanical Garden welcomed the International Photography Collaborative with a cocktail reception recently to kick off the exhibit of photographs from Nanjing, China. Organized by the International Photography Hall of Fame, ten photographers representing St. Louis were invited to Nanjing, China to participate in the 2014 Nanjing Federation of the Arts Festival. This was the first time that photography was allowed into the esteemed annual exhibition. During their visit to China, the photographers documented both rural and urban life in China producing a poignant glimpse into this global powerhouse of business and art. The International Photography Collaborative sponsors cultural ex change between the United States and other countries and will continue in 2015 when ten photographers from Nanjing travel to St. Louis.
  • 3/22/2015
  • Album ID: 1917265
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson

Third Annual Purple Ball

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  • The third annual Purple Ball to benefit The Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter, took place recently at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis. The event was hosted by Barbara Langsam Shuman, the Chair of the Purple Ball and Jasmine Huda, KMOV News 4 Anchor, served as Master of Ceremonies. The event featured a cocktail reception with entertainment by Moore & Moore Jazz Ensemble, silent and live auctions, gourmet dinner and the presentation of the Lupus Leadership Awards. Sandra Raymond, President and CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America presented the Lupus Ambassador Award to Roger Sturdevant, founder of the Lupus Foundation of America. The Corporate Partnership Award was presented to Urban Strategies and McCormack Baron Salazar. The Medical Advancement Award was presented to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center Pediatric Rheumatology Division and Saint Louis University Division of Pediatric Rheumatology.
  • 3/21/2015
  • Album ID: 1917259
  • Photos by By Diane Anderson


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