Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards

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  • For 26 years Emerson has been honoring educators for their achievements and dedication to teaching at the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards. Held at the Ritz Carlton in Clayton, this year Emerson honored 102 local educators nominated by their administrators. Each teacher received a Tiffany and Co crystal apple and the opportunity, along with honorees from the past 5 years, to apply for a Gold Star Grant, designed to fund educational projects that reflect technology, innovation and leadership. Following the ceremony educators and administrators enjoyed a buffet reception.
  • 11/22/2015
  • Album ID: 1999251
  • Photos by Bryan Schraier

6th Annual Archdiocese Celebrity Waiter Dinner

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  • The 6th Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner recently took place in the Fleur De Lis Room at The Cardinal Rigali Center. As the featured waiters of the evening gathered for a special pre-event dinner, guests began to arrive; treated to cocktails a cocktail reception with music by the Silk Pajamas. Debbie Monterrey , Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening , introduced the Celebrity Waiters as they entered the dining hall. Archbishop Robert J. Carlson gave a wonderful invocation and provided an inspiring message to the attendees. Shortly thereafter, guests were seated to a wonderful dinner, in which they could upgrade to other delicious dishes with tips to their waiters. A live Auction featuring a Golden Retriever Puppy as well as a Waterford Crystal Dish Set, took place after the Award Ceremony. All proceeds from the event go to support the Archdiocesan Department of Special Education, helping out children with special needs across the St. Louis area. Co-Chairs of this year’s event were Michelle Wright and Roberta Trost.
  • 11/22/2015
  • Album ID: 1992016
  • Photos by David Anderson / AndersonMediaSTL..com

Children’s Hospital Play Date

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  • It was a mashup of the childhoods of the millennial generation as the Friends, Young Friends, and Development boards of Children’s Hospital have come together and dreamed big, to hold the 2nd annual Play Date. Held at Union Station in downtown St. Louis, guests entered through a bounce house then enjoyed drinks served from a life size Barbie’s Dream House accompanied by Barbie and Ken themselves. While some guests played air hockey, super sized Connect Four, or raced cars others enjoyed booze infused cupcakes from Jilly’s. A dance team of Star Wars, Barbie and Ken and the Smurfs performing Michael Jackson would lead guests to the ballroom where the tables were decorated with toys and board games from the 80s –90s. After dinner guests bid on Auction packages that ranged from trips to a Cardinals Dream Package.
  • 11/21/2015
  • Album ID: 1999252
  • Photos by Bryan Schraier

Concordance Academy Gateway Gala

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  • It was quite a night at the First Annual Gateway Gala benefiting Concordance Academy. Along with improving individual and community well being, Concordance Academy of Leadership helps to reduce high rates of incarceration. As a special treat at the Gala, held in the Ritz Carlton in Clayton, the emcee was former White House correspondent Ann Compton and the keynote Speaker was General Colin Powell. Led by Danny Ludeman, Concordance Academy n an expansion of Project Cope.
  • 11/20/2015
  • Album ID: 1999254
  • Photos by Bryan Schraier

St. Andrew’s Ageless Remarkable St. Louisans

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  • Hundreds of remarkable seniors, friends, and family gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Downtown to celebrate this year’s class of Ageless Remarkable St. Louisans presented by St. Andrews Resources for Seniors. For 13 years St. Andrews has been recognizing the contribution of remarkable seniors in our area who have remained active and engaged in the community. After dinner and a program featuring video on the remarkable awardees, guests enjoyed a performance by the St. Louis Strutters before raising money for St. Andrews. After the program, a dessert reception featured music by Miss Jubille and the Humdingers and more dances by the St. Louis Strutters.
  • 11/15/2015
  • Album ID: 1998790
  • Photos by Bryan Schraier