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KSDK-TV's Frank Cusumano; Center for Hearing & Speech Executive Director, Rita Tintera; Youth Baseball Commissioner and Director of Cardinals Care, Keith Brooks; and John Waterhouse, Ameren Missouri and Center Board of Directors President

The Center for Hearing & Speech held their annual gala, a \u201cNight at the Races,\u201d on April 6 at Hollywood Casino, emceed by KSDK\u2019s Frank Cusumano. More than $51,000 was raised to support people in our community with hearing and speech disorders. The Center offers services to children and adults, regardless of their ability to pay. The Center also presented the inaugural Community Partner Award to the Redbird Rookies, the youth baseball program supported by Cardinals Care. Since 2002, Cardinals Care has helped fund the Center\u2019s programs, and in 2005, the Redbird Rookies partnered with the Center\u2019s school screening program to check kids for hearing and vision loss.

The TEDxGatewayArch Chapter held its inaugural event of 2018, Think Well: Healthcare Out Loud. The event took place on April 12 at Sheldon Concert Hall and hosted more than 550 attendees. The event focused on cutting-edge ideas in health, wellness and medicine. Highlights of Think Well included Maggie Crane of BioSTL, six TEDTalk presenters, one demonstration, and a special-guest interview with Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

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Lt. Col. Lawrence M. O\u2019Toole, assistant commissioner of police of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department was named the \u201cJames Dailey Wahl Irish Person of the Year at the 28th\u00a0annual Irish Emerald Ball. O\u2019Toole is a 33-year veteran of the department and was honored for his many years of service. The event was held Saturday, May 5 at the Norman K. Proebstein Golf Course in Forest Park, sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians of St. Louis. The event included cocktails, Irish dancing, and dinner. Proceeds from the event were donated to Colonel O\u2019Toole\u2019s designated charity, Backstoppers. The Hibernians also recognized Jim Mohan as the Hibernian of the Year; Mary Jo Sullivan-Gallagher as Lady Hibernian of the Year; Kate Margaret Skredenske as Young Hibernian of the Year. The performances were made by the O\u2019Faolain Academy of Irish Dance, and music by Matt, Scott and Xavier.

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis held its 2018 fundraising gala, the Moonbeam Ball. The evening event took place Thursday, April 26 at the World\u2019s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. The fundraiser benefits the festival\u2019s education tour, and upcoming main stage show in Forest Park (June 1-24) and Shakespeare in the Streets (June 15-16).

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Mayor Lyda Krewson received the Trailblazer Award from St. Louis Forum, the region\u2019s foremost membership organization for female leaders. The award is the group\u2019s highest honor and annually recognizes an influential female leader who has made significant contributions to her career/community, and also has \u201cblazed the trail\u201d for other women by elevating their roles and creating opportunities in business and community leadership. St. Louis Forum\u2019s Award Committee selected Mayor Krewson for her civic and professional accomplishments as the City of St. Louis\u2019s first female Mayor, long-time 28th\u00a0Ward Alderman, and former chief financial officer of PGAV, an international design and planning firm.

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The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation received a $25,000 grant from Ameren Illinois to support its Winning in Life program. Richard Mark, chairman and president of Ameren Illinois, said the JJK Center was selected because of Joyner-Kersee\u2019s passion, enthusiasm and perseverance in creating a vital community resource for the youth of East St. Louis. The Winning in Life program was created more than 20 years ago, and in the last three years, it was converted into a curriculum to teach young people tools for translating success in athletics to their off the field pursuits in the classroom and at home.

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Richard Mark and Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) was ranked second overall in Missouri and #239 nationally by the U.S. News & World Report list of best high schools in America. This ranking is higher than last year\u2019s national ranking of #363 for LHWHS. In Missouri, 495 high schools were ranked; LHWHS is the highest-ranked non-selective public school, coming in second overall behind Metro Academic and Classical High School, a magnet school of St. Louis Public Schools. The next three public spots were Clayton High School, Eureka High School (Rockwood), and Kirkwood High School. The study\u2019s parameters are based on each individual high school\u2019s performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

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Walking Cradles women\u2019s shoe company produced its inaugural community fashion show fundraiser on Sunday, April 29 at the St. Louis Bridge Center. The event was a success, with over 100 guests in attendance and 100% of donations going to Lydia\u2019s House, an organization which supports a positive transition and environment for women and their children. The event showcased the Walking Cradles Spring 2018 line of shoes and were modeled by women who were wearing clothing from participating local boutiques. Guests received goody bags with coupons and items from local businesses, and took their chances on two door prizes and 20 raffle items. Participating boutiques included: Dimvaloo Activewear (Ladue); Cha Boutique (Ladue and Columbia, MO); Fun in the Sun Sports (Kirkwood and Chesterfield); Blush Boutique (Kirkwood); Ginger and Mary Ann Boutique (Kirkwood); Silhouette Fine Consignment and Resale (Kirkwood); Never Enough Boutique (Webster Groves); Parsimonia Vintage Boutique (St. Louis); Moss Boutique (St. Charles); Two Pink Elephants (O\u2019Fallon, MO); Elements Off Main (Columbia, IL); Bad Sister (Columbia, IL); My Sisters Closet (Carlinville, IL).

Delmar Gardens of Creve Coeur administrator, Jeanna Woods, was honored by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) with the 2018 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. The award was presented at the ACHCA\u2019s 52nd annual convocation and expo in Orlando, Florida on April 24. This award recognizes administrators who provided excellent leadership for the full 2017 calendar year. Eligibility is based on three years of skilled nursing facility survey data, and top quartile performance on designated quality measures. The award is made possible with the support of ABILITY Network Inc.

Kirkwood School District\u2019s Keysor Elementary School has been selected as a 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. On May 16, the students were surprised with the announcement by principal, Dr. Troy Hogg, during an outdoor assembly. The students were encouraged to wear green that day for good luck, then they learned their school was selected along with only 46 others nationwide as a Green Ribbon School. Keysor was nominated by The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for their demonstration of the Three Pillars: 1) reducing environmental impact and costs, including waste, water, energy use and alternative transportation; 2) improving the health and wellness of students and staff; and 3) providing effective environmental and sustainability education.

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\"Christopher

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Jewish Family & Children\u2019s Service is pleased to announce Laura Robbins as its new chief development officer. In this role, she will direct all fundraising efforts and create a development plan in alignment with the strategic and business plans. Robbins has a decade of experience in fundraising and development in the non-profit sector, she was the PTO president at Computer School in Webster, and she is currently pursuing her executive MBA at Washington University\u2019s Olin Business School.

Schmersahl Treloar & Company proudly announced the promotion of Kevin P. Hogan as tax partner. Hogan joined the firm in 2014 with over fifteen years\u2019 experience and now leads the valuation service team. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Missouri State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

Zee Bee Market opened its second Fair Trade store on April 21. The new store is located in Maplewood at 7270 Manchester Road. Founder, Julio Zegarra-Ballon, has been selling Fair Trade products since 2012 and opened the first Zee Bee Market on South Grand Blvd. in 2014.

The New Jewish Theatre is pleased to announce that Edward Coffield has been named as its artistic director. Coffield has been with the New Jewish Theatre for 16 years as associate artistic director, and overall brings thirty years of experience. At the most recent St. Louis Theater Circle Awards, Coffield was nominated for Outstanding Director of a comedy and is a three-time nominee for The Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Direction.

Psychological Associates welcomes two new vice presidents: Patricia Bagsby, Ph.D. as vice president of organizational consulting, and Christopher Sloan, Ph.D. as senior vice president of performance consulting. Bagsby will be responsible for helping client leaders leverage team strengths, as well as develop and integrate new systems and processes, while Sloan will be working with clients in areas of executive assessment, high-potential identification and development, succession planning, and executive coaching.\u00a0

Dr. Kelle Moley M.D., former vice chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Washington Univeristy in St. Louis, has accepted a position of senior vice president and chief scientific officer for the March of Dimes. She will maintain her faculty appointment at the university and will also be working out of Arlington, Virginia.

Habitat for Humanity St. Louis (HFHSL) opened a new ReStore at 3830 South Grand (at Grand and Chippewa) on May 1. ReStore, which is open to the public, is part of the newly rehabbed 51,158 square foot headquarters building. ReStore has a large open sales floor and ample parking for customers and donors.

Gershman Mortgage is pleased to welcome Kelly Ross Kerr as the company\u2019s marketing and communications director. Mr. Kerr was the previous owner of Amped Up Digital with clients including Paul McCartney, Queen, AmerenUE, MTV, and more. He brings over 20 years of experience and is a four-time Telly Award Winner. His career also includes a multitude of roles for live broadcasts on CNN, Fox News, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, and local television stations.

Ladue Schools is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Amy Zielinski as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Zielinski currently serves as director of professional development in the Fox C-6 School District. She earned her bachelor\u2019s degree in History and Secondary Education at Rockhurst University, a master\u2019s in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Kansas, a master\u2019s in Educational Administration from Southwest Baptist University and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Maryville University.\u00a0\u00a0

Alyce Herndon-Wilson, director of Grace Hill Women\u2019s Business Center, was honored as one of the Top 100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business. The event took place on April 10 at the St, Charles Convention Center. Alyce is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurial women and expanding their businesses. In addition, she is also an adjunct professor through Lindenwood University and has earned multiple degrees from Webster University.

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The Mathews-Dickey Boys\u2019 & Girls\u2019 Club announced the election of four new leaders to its 2018 board of directors. New directors:

Epworth Children & Family Services is pleased to announce two newly appointed leaders to its board of directors. Emily Pitts, principal, inclusion/diversity at Edward Jones, leads the initiative to create and sustain a work environment that attracts and supports a diverse team. Eric M. Madkins, vp, Midwest community affairs manager at Regions Bank, develops partnerships with business groups to identify CRA lending opportunities.

Saint Louis Fashion Fund has proudly named Kathleen Bibbins as its new executive director. In this role, Bibbins will recruit designers in residence for\u00a0the Fashion Fund\u2019s Incubator program, oversee their programming, mentorship and sales opportunities, fund-raising, and outreach and education programming. \u00a0In addition, she will work with city and civic officials to develop a plan to enhance the fashion, design and creative services district on Washington Avenue. Bibbins was formerly an independent business consultant and executive at Maritz.

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design is pleased to announce Mark Witzling as its new executive director. In this role, he will support the organization in strengthening its programming within the community and bring renewed focus to its overall mission. Witzling (M.B.A., Boston University) has over 20 years of experience in marketing and communications for private and non-profit organizations, with positions such as senior vice president of marketing at Citibank, and he founded Purina\u2019s Interactive Group, and has led other organizations, such as Kids in the Middle.

The American Association of Orthodontists Foundation proudly announced the appointment of Jacquelyn C. Bode, MA, CFRE, as its executive director, effective March 26. Bode was most recently the executive director and senior development manager for the Christian Hospital Foundation in St. Louis, and she also led a highly successful outreach for Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Ridgely as its new executive producer. Ridgely is a Drama Desk-nominated director, producer and educator, and is currently the artistic director and co-founder of Waterwell in New York.\u00a0

The Flooring Industry Council of Greater St. Louis (FIC) has named Alex Verseman as a director. Verseman is employed by the Missouri Floor Company.

Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital is pleased to announce its two newly elected board of directors members: Terri Murray, PhD, RN, and Roma Bordewick. Dr. Murray is the dean and a professor at the Saint Louis University School of Nursing. Bordewick is the director of operations for ambulatory services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Jim Bennett, partner at St. Louis law firm Dowd Bennett, has been named one of five new members of the board of trustees at Westminster College. Bennett is also on the executive committee of the American Inns of Court Chapter in St. Louis and is a fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America. His son is a current student at Westminster, Class of 2020.

The National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis (NCJW STL) proudly announces their 2018-2019 executive team and board:

New Executive Team Officers:

New Board Members:

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Join Ladue News as we honor six very worthy, local non-profit organizations, including:

A cocktail hour with passed hors d'oeuvres, open bar and live music will be highlighted by a silent auction benefiting all of this year's honorees and precede our awards presentation with master of ceremonies Jasmine Huda from Fox 2 News.

Join us as we recognize all six honorees and announce this year's winner.\u00a0

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\"Tania

Tania Beasley-Jolly, Kathleen Bibbins, Victor Luis, Susan Sherman, Martin Sneider

\"David

David Robertson

\"Joanne

Joanne Iskiwitch

The Ursuline Academy cheerleading squad placed 4th in the Nationals competition in Chicago, Illinois. The team competed in the Senior Level 2 division during the March 9-11 GLCC Grand Showdown Nationals. On the second day, the team \u201chit zero,\u201d meaning, no deductions were made from their performance. Having no deductions is the ultimate goal in competitive cheerleading. The Ursuline team is coached by Sam Lewis and Tera Baker.

Tapestry CEO, Victor Luis, was presented with the 2018 Saint Louis Fashion Fund Award by the Saint Louis Fashion Fund. This annual award is presented to a fashion luminary for his or her contributions to the industry worldwide. Luis appeared at the \u201cSpeaking of Fashion\u201d series at Washington University in St. Louis, where he spoke of the transformation of COACH, branding, and being creative and bold.

Saint Louis University School of Nursing received an $8.4 million bequest from the estate of alumna Mary K. Hoppe. The gift is among the largest received by the university. The entirety of the gift will be used to create the Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Hoppe Endowed Scholarship. This generous gift will provide educational assistance to multiple students in every program offered at the School of Nursing. Both Mrs. and Dr. Hoppe were 1951 graduates from Saint Louis University; she from the School of Nursing and he from the School of Medicine. The couple married and returned to their hometown of Houston, and they had no children. Mrs. Hoppe\u2019s niece, Mary Smiley Johnston, said that her aunt\u2019s favorite song was Somewhere Over the Rainbow, an iconic song of hopes realized and dreams come true. She hopes the gift to the School of Nursing will be that realized hope and that dream come true for the future nurses studying there.

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is celebrating David Robertson and his remarkable 13-year tenure as music director. Robertson, a conductor, artist, and American musical visionary, is highly sought after in opera, orchestral music, and new music. He is celebrated worldwide as a champion of contemporary composers, an ingenious and adventurous programmer, and a masterful communicator. Robertson is the 12th\u00a0music director in the orchestra\u2019s history, and he has solidified the SLSO\u2019s standing as one of the nation\u2019s most vital and innovative ensembles. The Robertson era is defined by musical excellence, widespread acclaim, artistic partnerships, innovative programming, Grammy Award-winning recordings, and unprecedented orchestral achievements. There are three opportunities to hear Robertson conduct the SLSO in April and May, including the season finale during the May 4-6 weekend. The legacy of David Robertson will be honored at the SLSO annual gala on Saturday, April 14.

Joanne Iskiwitch has been presented with the Coldwell Banker International President\u2019s Circle award in recognition of her 2017 sales performance. Iskiwitch is ranked in the top 1% of all St. Louis area Realtors, and she is now ranked among the top 5% of Coldwell Banker sales professionals worldwide. She has been in the industry for over 32 years and her success is credited by Charlie Young, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC as having market knowledge, industry experience and dedication to her clients.

\"Front

Front row \u2013 Julie Ernst and Lauren Beigle; back row \u2013 Tracey Temanson, Alison Nadaud, Vasavi Rao, Laura Cozad, Kelly Metcalf, Courtney Goodmen, Vimal Arnold, Jennifer Nelson, Alana Rye, Michelle Ott, and Kendra Karimi (not pictured: Courtney Engler)

The Rossman School Parent\u2019s Club hosted the Golden Apple Gala, which raised more than $170,000 for the children of Rossman School. More than 200 people attended the gala for an evening of philanthropy and fun, featuring silent and live auctions, an exquisite dinner and dancing. The auction items included jewelry, rare sports memorabilia, magnificent vacations, Rossman Rarities and much more.\u00a0 The biennial event took place March 10 at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. A group of dedicated parents chaired this event: Vimal Arnold, Lauren Beigle, Laura Cozad, Courtney Engler, Julie Ernst, Courtney Goodman, Kendra Karimi, Kelly Metcalf, Alison Nadaud, Jennifer Nelson, Michelle Ott, Vasavi Rao, Alana Rye, and Tracey Temanson.\u00a0

Kirk Day School students were treated to a live performance by The Education Tour from Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. On March 9, the tour performed its new play, \u201cA Most Outrageous Fit of Madness,\u201d at Kirk Day School. The play is a hilarious new adaption of Shakespeare\u2019s, \u201cThe Comedy of Errors,\u201d engaged students while introducing them to Shakespeare\u2019s characters and a theatrical approach to language, highlighting poetry, prose, rhythm and sound.

\"Sixth

Sixth grade students pose with the cast of \u201cA Most Outrageous Fit of Madness\u201d

Tina Charumilind, finance director for University City, was presented with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Governmental Officers Association. She received this award for her ability to draft a successful budget, and this award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. The award represents a significant achievement and is based on these guidelines to assess how well an entity\u2019s budget serves as: a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device.

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The St. Louis Speaker Series has announced its lineup for the 2018-19 season, with James Comey, Gloria Steinem and Jay Leno among the distinguished personalities.\u00a0Presented by Maryville University and featuring some of today\u2019s most celebrated, influential and sometimes controversial characters, the series will offer a total of seven evenings of thought-provoking perspectives and lively intellectual entertainment.\u00a0

Oct. 9, 2018 \u2014 James Comey, former director of the FBI

Oct. 30, 2018 \u2014 Lisa Genova, neuroscientist and author of\u00a0Still Alice

Nov. 13, 2018 \u2014 Gloria Steinem, feminist, journalist and political activist\u00a0

Jan. 22, 2019 \u2014 Jeb Bush, governor of Florida

Feb. 26, 2019 \u2014 Bryan Stevenson, social justice advocate and author of\u00a0Just Mercy\u00a0

March 19, 2019 \u2014 Ian Bremmer, global political risk specialist

April 30, 2019 \u2014 Jay Leno, comedian and former host of \"The Tonight Show\"

Tickets for the 2018-19 St. Louis Speakers Series are available now by visiting StLouisSpeakers.org or by calling 314-534-1700. As in years past, the series is sold by subscription, with subscribers guaranteed admission to hear all seven dynamic speakers. Subscriptions for the entire series range from $315 - $455. All presentations will begin at 8 p.m. and each includes a spirited Q&A period during which the speaker addresses questions from the audience.

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Hamilton fans will have their chance to score $10 tickets for the April 3-22 performances at The Fabulous Fox Theatre via a digital lottery.

Forty orchestra tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each. The digital lottery will open at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 1 for tickets to the Tuesday, April 3 performance. Following digital lotteries will begin two days prior to each performance.

To register for your chance to win, download the Hamilton app, available for iOS and Android devices, or register at\u00a0hamiltonmusical.com/lottery. The limit is one entry person person, per performance. Each winning entrant may purchase up to two tickets. Patrons must be 17 years of older and have a valid photo ID to enter. Tickets are non-transferable.

Learn more at\u00a0hamiltonmusical.com/lottery.

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Ladue News, a weekly lifestyle publication reaching the most affluent and influential St. Louisans for more than 35 years, and\u00a0Feast Magazine, an award-winning monthly regional culinary publication, are\u00a0currently accepting applications for talented and ambitious editorial interns to join the magazines' St. Louis offices for immediate hire.

Ladue News\u00a0and\u00a0Feast\u00a0editorial interns are paid hourly minimum wage.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

REQUIREMENTS

Qualified candidates must submit a professional cover letter, resume and three to five writing samples to\u00a0web@feastmagazine.com. Please include your preferred start and end dates, along with the number of hours and, if known, dates and times available. No phone calls, please.

Application deadline:\u00a0Monday, March 26, 2018

Per company policy, all applicants considered for editorial internships at Lee Enterprises must pass a post-offer drug screen and background/driving history report screening prior to commencing employment.

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Ladue Police Department received surprise breakfast from Butler\u2019s Pantry

\"Cedar

Cedar Lake Cellars

Last December, Butler\u2019s Pantry surprised first responders to give thanks for their service with 12 Days of Giving Back. Butler\u2019s Pantry randomly selected 12 St. Louis fire or police departments to receive a surprise breakfast or lunch from the caterer. Each station received a meal drop-off from Butler\u2019s Pantry employees!

Cedar Lake Cellars was recently awarded as a 2018 industry winner in The Knot Best of Weddings. Awards are presented annually to the highest-rated wedding professionals as chosen by real couples and their guests. The Wright City winery and event venue is open year-round and is situated on over 370 acres of land which includes a three-acre lake.

\"DiAnne

DiAnne Mueller

DiAnne Mueller, CEO of Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, was named as the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Corinne Walentik Leadership in Health Award by the Missouri Foundation for Health. This annual award is presented to a health leader in Missouri who exemplifies the passion, dedication, and energy that Dr. Walentik brought to her work. Mueller has served as CEO for more than 23 years and has dedicated her career to helping people live healthier lives and preventing child abuse.

The students of Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) enjoyed their fifth annual Ladue Dance Marathon and broke their own fundraising record for the Children\u2019s Miracle Network Hospitals. A grand total of $80,120.05 was raised this year; their largest donation to date. Participating students spend several months in fundraising efforts and inspiring others to remember it is the kids who benefit from their event. Several patient families, known as \u201cMiracle Families,\u201d attended the event to share their inspirational stories. More than $207,000 has been raised by the Ladue Dance Marathon over the past five years, and all funds stay local, going to Children\u2019s Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon to help pay for new patient programs, equipment and facility renovations. The marathon was held on February 3 at LHWHS.

\"Ladue

Ladue Dance Marathon

FOCUS St. Louis announced Dennis Lower, president and CEO of Cortex Innovation Community, as the recipient of the 2018 FOCUS Leadership Award. The prestigious award is chosen by the FOCUS board of directors, and it is presented annually to individuals who demonstrate innovative leadership, generate a meaningful impact in the community, and encourage strong community leadership in others. Lower has helped lead the Cortex Innovation Community expansion, has collaborated with St. Louis Public Schools to open the Collegiate School of Medicine & Bioscience magnet high school, and has helped launch Square One (SQ1)., a hands-on training program supporting early-stage entrepreneurs. The award will be presented at the What\u2019s Right with the Region celebration on May 10 at Sheldon Concert Hall.

Operation Food Search (OFS) exceeded its capital campaign goal by raising a total of $7,026,140 during its food insecurity campaign, \u201cThe Campaign to End Childhood Hunger in the St. Louis Region.\u201d OFS used $5.2 million to purchase and renovate a 67,000 square foot facility for its new headquarters. The remaining funds support programming, evaluations, and increasing community education regarding Missouri\u2019s hunger problem. Campaign contributors included The Crawford Taylor Foundation; Enterprise Holdings Foundation; Dana Brown Charitable Trust; Emerson; Interco Charitable Trust; Hussman Corporation; the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation; and an anonymous $1 million gift.

\"Operation

Operation Food Search

Since 2010, Pedal the Cause has funded 101 cancer research projects (73 adult and 28 pediatric) and donated over $19.8 million to Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children\u2019s Hospital. Research on acute myeloid leukemia and pancreatic cancer are among the nine projects that will benefit from $2 million in new grants. In the 2017 Pedal the Cause event, more than 3,000 riders, 800 volunteers, and 30,000 donors supported these efforts with a total donation of $4,002,639 to Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children\u2019s Hospital.

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Women of Achievement is pleased to announce the 2018 Women of Achievement honorees \u2014 a selection of 10 extraordinary volunteers from the St. Louis metropolitan region. Founded in 1955, the St. Louis Women of Achievement Award is the oldest, ongoing program in the area whose sole mission is to honor and recognize the volunteer service and volunteer leadership of women. The recipients will be recognized at the 2018 Women of Achievement Luncheon on May 15 at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis.

2018 Women of Achievement Honorees

Karen D. Anderson \u2013 Civic Responsibility

Teka Childress \u2013 Community Betterment

Shannon Marie Diekemper \u2013 Humanitarian Concerns

Victoria Dolan \u2013 Caring and Compassion

Judy Preddy Draper \u2013 Multicultural Awareness

Rachel Ebeling \u2013 Music Therapy Advocacy

Kim Hutton \u2013 Family Empowerment

Tammy Iskarous \u2013 Social Enterprise

Marilyn L. Ratkin \u2013 Social Justice

Risa Zwerling Wrighton \u2013 Impactful Leadership

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Suzanne Fontaine

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Life Care Center of Bridgeton\u00a0announced\u00a0Len Rhine\u00a0as its new executive director. Rhine\u2019s previous roles include executive director of Carondelet Manor in Kansa City, Missouri, and administrator at\u00a0Garden View Care Center\u00a0in Chesterfield. He earned his bachelor\u2019s degree in business administration at the\u00a0University of Missouri in St. Louis\u00a0and his master\u2019s degree in business administration at\u00a0Lindenwood University.

St. Louis University High School (SLUH) announced the board\u2019s unanimous approval to appoint Alan R. Carruthers as president of SLUH, effective July 1, 2018. Carruthers brings 22 years of Jesuit secondary education experience, with prior roles as a social studies teacher, head lacrosse coach and assistant football coach at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, MO, and as vice principal and teacher at St. Paul\u2019s Jesuit High School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and most recently as principal at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado.

Epworth Children & Family Services announced Christopher D. Jones as chief financial officer. Jones has 24 years of experience in the financial services industry, and he most recently served as Epworth\u2019s governance board chair and as a member of the board of directors since 2009.

The Monarch Fire Protection District in Chesterfield announced the board of directors\u2019 unanimous permanent promotion of Cary Spiegel to chief and Les Crews to assistant chief, effective January 1, 2018. Both Spiegel and Crews have decades of services with the Monarch Fire Protection District.

The Haven of Grace is pleased to announce Kimberly Brown as its new executive director. Brown worked 24 years with Interfaith Residence (dba Doorways) to find housing and healthcare for homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS. She also held leadership positions with Cardinal Ritter Senior Services and Creve Coeur Assisted Living, and participates in a mission group that travels to Africa.

The Bach Society of Saint Louis is pleased to announce the hiring of its first director of education and community engagement, Monica Orban. Orban joined the organization in the fall of 2017 and has also been a collaborative pianist in the St. Louis area since 2010. She taught K-12 vocal music in Indiana and Ohio, and she works with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as an education programs associate.

Susan G. Komen Missouri is pleased to announce Suzanne Fontaine as its new executive director, effective immediately. Fontaine is the former director of events and marketing for St. Louis Children\u2019s Hospital Foundation. She earned her master of arts in communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her bachelor of arts in communication from the University of Tulsa.

Variety the Children\u2019s Charity is pleased to announce Warner Baxter as its new board chair. Warner is the chairman, president, and CEO of Ameren Corporation, and also sits on several industry boards including the Edison Electric Institute. He is a local community leader, serving several organizations such as the St. Louis Regional Chamber.

Gateway to Hope is proud to announce Katie Manga as its new executive director. Manga has served an executive roles with corporate, government and nonprofit organizations, and most recently served as senior vice president of advancement and external affairs at the Wyman Center, Inc., and at The Boeing Company, where she held local and national leadership roles.

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis has announced the selection of five new members to its board of directors:

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Faith McElroy

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Yvonne Osei

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The law firm of Behr, McCarter & Potter, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of attorney, Faith McElroy. Faith graduated cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and is a recipient of the Dean\u2019s Public Service Award and the Scholar in Law Award. She also earned a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication with a second major in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch is proud to announce Randy Thompson as its new general manager. Thompson has worked with the Hyatt Corporation throughout the country for more than 34 years, most recently with Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina in Cambridge, Maryland. Thompson was raised in Missouri, and previously worked in St. Louis at Hyatt Regency St. Louis Union Station as executive assistant manager for rooms between 1999 and 2001.

Gladys Manion, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Aimee Simpson to its real estate team. Simpson has over 20 years of experience and success in the luxury real estate market and will be partnering with one of Gladys Manion\u2019s top producing agents, Suzie Wells. Simpson was raised in Ladue and has expert knowledge of the central corridor.

McKnight Place Assisted Living is pleased to welcome Tracy Cecil as its new executive director. Cecil is a resident of O\u2019Fallon, and she previously served as administrator of Parc Provence. She graduated from Lindenwood University in 2008 with a bachelor\u2019s in Health Care Administration and became a licensed nursing home administrator in 2009. She earned the Dementia Care Master Clinician Certificate, the Rehabilitation Excellence Award from Friesen Enterprises and the Rehabilitation Department Award from the National Health Care Organization.

COCA \u2013 Center of Creative Arts is proud to welcome Yvonne Osei as curator-in-residence to oversee exhibitions and public programs for the Millstone Gallery at COCA. Osei is currently an adjunct professor at Webster University and recently completed the 2016-17 Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Fellowship at the Saint Louis Art Museum. She is also an accomplished visual and performance artist. Osei\u2019s first task at COCA is to oversee Architecture in Focus.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is pleased to announce Mandy Ray as its new chief developmental officer. Ray has 12 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and development. She previously worked as the senior associate director of development at Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science and established the Women & Engineering program to inspire and mentor the university\u2019s female students. Ray earned her bachelor\u2019s degree from Webster University.

HighTower St. Louis proudly welcomes Zach Ungerott as a new financial planner. In this role, he will focus on researching and assessing client portfolios and helping clients reach their financial goals. Ungerott specializes in retirement planning, tax planning, risk management and estate/budgeting analysis. He is in the process of obtaining his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. Zach and his wife, Lauren, live in Webster Groves and enjoy the outdoors and traveling.

Parties & Props Event Production Group is pleased to announce Kyle Blume as operations director. In this role, Kyle will manage the overall operations of the company\u2019s 32,000 sq. ft. warehouse and lead a team of more than 10 production assistants in the planning and execution of fundraisers, galas, and special corporate events. Kyle has broad experience in the industry and most recently worked as a production assistant and site manager at Ravenswood Special Events in Chicago. He earned his bachelor\u2019s degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

University City is pleased to announce Gregory Rose as its new city manager. He has over 25 years of city management and government experience and was previously the deputy city manager of University City from 1997 to 2001. Rose began his position on December 28, 2017.

Bianco Properties is proud to announce the promotion of Daniel Wolk to president of the company. He has been with the company for 25, with his most recent role as senior vice president. Wolk is a graduate of Washington University\u2019s Business School. He replaces Michael O\u2019brecht, who will be retiring at the end of 2018 after 20 years as president.

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We are currently accepting applications for the 2018\u00a0Ladue News\u00a0Charity Awards. To apply, please download the PDF application below. Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 9.\u00a0

To submit a completed application, email the document to\u00a0lncharity@laduenews.com; or mail a completed form to Charity Awards,\u00a0Ladue News, 8811 Ladue Rd., Ste. D, St. Louis, Missouri, 63124.\u00a0

Please direct all questions to\u00a0lncharity@laduenews.com.

2018 Ladue News Charity Awards application

2018 Ladue News Charity Awards application

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St. Louis\u2019 most affluent audience of tastemakers and trendsetters will choose the area\u2019s top businesses to make the annual\u00a0Ladue News\u00a0Platinum List, sponsored by\u00a0Laura McCarthy Real Estate. This year, there are 68 total categories with everything from haunts and hangouts, restaurants and retailers, service providers and more.

The nomination period took place Monday, Jan. 1 through Thursday, Jan. 11. Voting took place Friday, Jan. 12 through Monday, Jan. 22.

This year\u2019s winners and runners-up will be celebrated at our Platinum List awards event, which will take place Thursday, March 22.\u00a0

Our results special section will publish Friday, March 2.\u00a0

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