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Women of Achievement is pleased to announce the 2017 Women of Achievement honorees\u2014a 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 2017 Women of Achievement Luncheon on Tuesday, May 16 at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. and the luncheon runs until 1:30 p.m. This year\u2019s luncheon chair is Gin Wachter and the vice chair is Phyllis Langsdorf.

The 2017 Class of Honorees includes:

Claire Applewhite \u2014 Educational Enrichment

Christine Buck \u2014 Youth Dedication

Adrienne D. Davis \u2014 Arts Advocacy

Marlene Hammerman \u2014 Social Justice

Rosemary Hanley \u2014 Youth Services

Margaret Hopkins \u2014 Community Betterment

Kathy Lambert \u2014 Social Enterprise

Elizabeth Mannen \u2014 Volunteer Leadership

Colleen Kelly Starkloff \u2014 Human Welfare

Asha Zimmerman \u2014 Caring and Compassion

Joni Karandjeff, the president of Women of Achievement, notes that volunteers are the \"unsung heroes of our community.\"

\u201cThe strength and longevity of the region\u2019s nonprofit organizations and programs rely heavily on dedicated volunteers,\" she says. \"We take pride in honoring some of these outstanding unsung heroes\u2014women volunteers who have dedicated their time, energy, and leadership to helping the community in tremendous ways and inspire others to do the same.\u201d

Gin Wachter, the chair of this year's luncheon, says the event will be a special way to honor and highlight the awardees.

\u201cSurrounded by family, friends, past Women of Achievement, and those affiliated with each honoree\u2019s nonprofits and charities along with the general public, the feeling in the room is joyous and delightful,\" she says. \"In addition to a delicious lunch and awarding the honorees, we also feature a dynamic 30-minute video about the volunteers and their history of service, which really hits home the message that helping others makes an enormous impact in our community.\u201d

Women of Achievement honorees are selected from nominations from the St. Louis metropolitan area, including Metro East Illinois, who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the betterment of the St. Louis region through voluntary contributions, volunteer leadership and a significant breadth of a volunteer career. Women of Achievement considers nominees with significant volunteer impact in areas such as, but not limited to, education, arts, health and human services, youth and family, philanthropy, social justice and advocacy.

Luncheon reservations are $60 per person and can be made online at www.woastl.org/luncheon-reservations or by contacting Women of Achievement at 314.896.4962 or woastlouis@gmail.com.

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The Missouri Historical Society is hosting a series of community forums to share its progress on the Soldiers Memorial Revitalization Project and unveil latest plans for core exhibits and building renovations. During these public forums, the organization hopes to engage the community in dialogue about the most recent plans for this important local project.\u00a0

The community forums are open to all St. Louis Metropolitan residents. The Missouri Historical Society is also reaching out to local veterans groups to encourage their members to attend.

2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22

AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room at the Missouri History Museum

7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23

AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room at the Missouri History Museum

5:30 p.m. Monday, March 6

Atrium at the Old Post Office

9 a.m. Saturday March 18

Soulard American Legion, BK Post 422

In 2015, the Missouri Historical Society, which operates the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park, took the reins for the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum in downtown St. Louis through a long-term agreement with the City of St. Louis. The Missouri Historical Society is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation of the historic structure to create a state-of-the-art museum facility that honors military service, veterans and their families. The revitalized Soldiers Memorial Military Museum will feature more than double the amount of exhibit space, and a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and programming that are both reverent and relevant to veterans, military families and the larger St. Louis community. Soldiers Memorial is scheduled to reopen to the public in 2018.

For more information, visit mohistory.org/soldiersmemorial.

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Around 400 exhibitor booths will be set up in the St. Charles Convention Center for attendees to find almost anything they desire at the St. Louis Working Women's Show. From Feb. 24 to 26, visitors can participate in activities such as sessions with Painting Art Studio and Mason Mani Craft Studio, and be a part of a 5K run/walk.

Bartenders from Masters of Mixology will create innovative cocktail recipes and show participants how to make them at home. The Wine Garden and Cuisine on the Green will provide a variety of food and wine. A Dillard's fashion show will take place on the main stage, and on the cooking class stage, The Missouri Pork Association will present Chef Martin as he cooks up Mexican fare with hints of European inspiration.

Vendors will be selling an expansive array of items for kitchen, beauty and fashion needs. Cutco Cutlery, Damsels in Distress, The Letter Lady, body and bath products from Anita\u2019s, Cabela\u2019s, Diba footwear and Easy Living Products will be available. There will also be booths featuring handmade children\u2019s clothing, books and footwear.

If you find yourself in the mood for something sweet, vendors like Milo\u2019s teas, Cake Pops, Blue Owl\u2019s fried pies, Nothing Bundt Cakes of Chesterfield, Dave\u2019s Coffee Cake and more.

Fashionistas will be excited to find beauty and jewelry booths to search through. Snappy Chicks and Snaps and Lilla Rose Hair are just a glimpse at the unique, sparkling finds at the show. As a special treat, Robert Govero, a highly regarded stylist and artistic director, will host a presentation on the show\u2019s main stage.

On Saturday at 3 p.m., actress and singer Janine Turner will make an appearance. She is best known for her role as Maggie O'Connell in\u00a0Northern Exposure.

In addition, dentistry, hospital, vacation, vision, hearing and other service areas will have representatives on hand to help with any questions guests have about recommended practices or upcoming trips.

Throughout the weekend, Gilligan\u2019s Island Game Shows, presented by The Missouri Lottery, will give guests chances to win lottery tickets and prizes. There will also be a Mardi Gras bingo presented by Goodwill with prizes like shopping bags, T-shirts and more.

These guest speakers, vendors and activities just scratch the surface of all that is planned for the three-day St. Louis Working Women\u2019s Show.

Show hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Guest speakers and presentation times vary. Admission is $9.50 for adults and $7.50 for seniors over 60 and children ages 6 to 11. A two-day wristband pass is also available for $13. Tickets will be available for purchase the day of, or in advance at wwssonline.com.

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Five Stray Rescue puppies out of a total of 80 nationwide have been selected to participate in this year\u2019s prestigious Animal Planet Puppy Bowl XIII. Animal Planet worked with more than 45 shelters and rescue groups across the country to participate in Puppy Bowl XIII, including Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

Stray Rescue\u2019s team includes adorable Beebop, Wesley, Beatrix, Radcliffe and Stretch, and three of them will even be in the starting lineup! Television\u2019s original adoption extravaganza returns to Animal Planet for Puppy Bowl XIII from 2 to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 5, with two hours of fuzzy faces, sloppy kisses and puppy penalties.

Learn more on Animal Planet's website or Stray Rescue's website.

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Late Friday, COCA announced a $40 million, multi-year fundraising campaign called Create Our Future. As part of the campaign, $27 million will go toward capital renovation and expansion of COCA's historic building in University City, and $13 million will go toward funding its endowment and reserves. COCA has already raised $25 million toward the goal.\u00a0

With a planned start date in early 2018 and completion in late 2019, the project includes:

To learn more, visit\u00a0cocastl.org/capitalcampaign.

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Dr. J. William Campbell

\"Tom

Tom Guebert

\"Scott

Scott Hammack

\"Brian

Brian Roy

\"Tiffany

Tiffany Jackson

\"Ken

Ken Kruse

\"Joseph

Joseph Blanner

\"Rev.

Rev. Michael Jones

St. Luke\u2019s Medical Group announced last December that Dr. J. William Campbell, MD has been named as its medical director. Dr. Campbell is board-certified in internal medicine and infectious disease and has been with Medical Specialists of St. Luke\u2019s since 2004.

The St. Louis Chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) announced its 2017 executive officers and board directors.

Officers for 2017:

Board directors:

Almost Home is pleased to welcome Bernice Brooks-Jones, training specialist at Express Scripts, and Julia Reinbold, accountant, to its board of directors.

The National Children\u2019s Cancer Society (NCCS) is pleased to announce two new members to its board of directors, Tom Guebert and Scott Hammack. Guebert retired from a 38-year career with COUNTRY FINANCIAL and recently completed his term as Rotary District 6510 Governor. Hammack is a financial advisor and owner of Hammack Advisory Group, LLC.

Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation (FPACF) announced that Amy Scheers has been named as its new executive director, replacing Kathryn Ballard at the end of 2016. Scheers brings over two decades of performing arts experience, including director of program design and production at COCA-Center of Creative Arts, prior to that as director of dance, and a teacher at the Alexandra School of Ballet.

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Metropolitan St. Louis announced its new officers for the 2017 term:

Variety the Children\u2019s Charity is pleased to name Brian Roy as its executive director. Roy has worked at Variety since 2010 with the last four years as chief operating officer. He also previously worked at Live Nation, Momentum Worldwide, and he is a graduate of the University of Dayton, School of Business Administration.

Room at the Inn recently welcomed Tiffany Jackson, MSW, as its first executive director. Jackson brings over 18 years of experience in the social service field and 14 years working in shelter settings. She previously worked with Beyond Housing, the Haven of Grace, the Salvation Army and Redevelopment Opportunities for Women. She is an adjunct instructor for the School of Social Work at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and has served in similar roles at Washington University and St. Louis Community College.\u00a0

Kids In The Middle (KITM) is pleased to announce five new members to its board of directors:

Marilu Knode, executive director of Laumeier Sculpture Park, has resigned from her position to pursue other projects, effective December 2, 2016. Knode served in this role for seven years with several notable accomplishments, including completion of the $10 million Sculpting the Future capital campaign, construction of the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center, development of new national partnerships and new educational programs, and the receipt of three grants.

The St. Louis Public Library Foundation has elected its new board leadership:

In addition, the Foundation elected two new trustees: Carolyn Farrell and Laura Shaughnessy, and re-elected the following trustees to three-year terms: Deborah Dolgin, Julian Edison, Judy Harris, Michael Kahn, Jean-Paul Montupet, Deborah Patterson, Lee Rodgers, Ellen Sherberg, David Sliney and Matt Villa.

Home Builders Association (HBA) of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri announced the election of Ken Kruse as its president. Kruse, president of Payne Family Homes, is the 83rd president of HBA.

The Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri has also appointed Joseph Blanner of McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer, L.C.to serve on its board of directors.

Midwest BankCentre recently announced that Rev. Michael Jones has been elected to its legal board of directors. Jones is a senior pastor at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church and leads the church\u2019s economic development and community outreach efforts. Jones earned his bachelor\u2019s in business administration from Columbia College and a master\u2019s degree in theology from Covenant Theological Seminary. The Friendly Temple church and Midwest BankCentre partnered in 2016 for a new bank branch at the church\u2019s campus as St. Louis City\u2019s sixth branch.

The Saint Louis Zoo Association has elected new officers and members for 2017:

Officers:

Members:

SSM Health welcomes Paul Ross, MBA, as its new vice president of philanthropy for the St. Louis region. Ross will develop a strategic philanthropy plan at SSM Health DePaul, St. Clare and St. Mary\u2019s Hospitals, as well as St. Charles County. He will also lead a development plan for the new $550 million SLU Hospital and ambulatory care center. Ross previously served as assistant vice chancellor for advancement-health sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia and led fundraising for The Salvation Army and Mayo Clinic.

Ursuline Academy welcomes the following members to its board of trustees:

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\"JOHN
JOHN CLEESE

Monty Python co-founder John Cleese will be part of the St. Louis Speaker Series this Tues., Jan. 24 at Powell Hall. Cleese is best known for his work with the legendary Monty Python troupe,\u00a0Fawlty Towers and\u00a0A Fish Called Wanda. In late 2014, he released his\u00a0New York Times bestselling memoir,\u00a0So, Anyway..., which details his early life and breaking into the world of comedy. Cleese is currently on a tour of the United States, where he's making appearances at screenings of\u00a0Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

LN had a chance to catch up with Cleese ahead of his appearance on Tuesday.

What has this tour been like so far?\u00a0

It's been quite hard work, but very enjoyable. The shows themselves have been terrific with wonderful audiences. They're great, especially the\u00a0Holy Grail audiences. They have my sense of humor.

A couple of days ago, we traveled for seven hours and then did a show at the end of it. If you do a couple of those in a row, it's very tiring. We're doing Worcester, Mass. tonight, which will be the eighth show in eight days, and then we fly to Chicago for a day off, which feels like a week off!

Do you have anything in particular you're planning on speaking about on Tuesday in St. Louis?

What I like about [these types of speaker series] is you never really know where it's going to go. I've had three interviewers so far, and we've just had a wonderful time because they come at me from different angles and ask me different questions. I don't like saying the same thing I did last night, and with this speaker series, there's none of that at all. You can end up talking about anything at all!

What was your writing process like for\u00a0So, Anyway...?

It was extraordinarily enjoyable, and I didn't know whether it was going to be or not. I know one famous British film star who started writing his autobiography and found it was so emotionally painful to go through a relive some things that he stopped writing. I had the opposite response, probably because I've had so much therapy over the years, so I feel like I've worked through most of those things. So when I was able to look back on those moments when I'd been very upset, I remember how I felt at the time, but I was no longer influenced by it emotionally and was able to watch it from sort of a distance.

Are you planning on writing more in the future?

Yes, I'm going to write another [book] when I get some time.

\u00a0

Cleese's appearance at the St. Louis Speaker Series begins at 8 p.m. Jan. 24 at Powell Hall. To learn more about the St. Louis Speaker Series, visit\u00a0stlouisspeakersseries.org.

Check out the Jan. 27 issue of\u00a0LN\u00a0to read the full Q&A with Cleese.

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Brenda Warner with a new coat recipient

Former Rams\u2019 quarterback Kurt Warner and wife Brenda Warner, along with Operation Food Search (OFS) distributed 15,000 coats during the 16th\u00a0annual Warners\u2019 Warm-Up coat drive. During the two-week coat drive in November, St. Louisans donated new and gently-used winter coats to over 600 drop-off locations. OFS distributed the collection of coats among homeless shelters, schools and other social service agencies across the bi-state region. More than 200,000 coats have been distributed since the first Warners\u2019 Warm-Up in 2001.

Olympian and St. Louisan, Colleen Quigley, recently visited Marian Middle School to speak with and encourage its students to reach for their dreams. Quigley shared her personal experiences and keys to success by addressing the entire student body and then having lunch with 19 students. Quigley graduated from Nerinx Hall High School in 2011 and from Florida State University in 2015. Her athletic accomplishments include winning the steeplechase title at the 2015 NCAA Women\u2019s Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships, and finishing 12th\u00a0in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China. She placed third in the U.S. Olympic trials in 2016, and at the 2016 Summer Olympics, she placed 8th\u00a0in the women\u2019s 3000-meter steeplechase. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

\"Colleen

Colleen Quigley with Marian Middle School students

The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery gave hope and help last December to a record-breaking 600 families and over 1,600 children throughout the St. Louis/St. Charles region via their annual Holiday Hearts campaign. The campaign begins in August, when the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery sends out notices asking families, churches and companies to help cover high priority needs and special wishes of Nursery families experiencing financial hardship. Throughout December, volunteers worked to sort the sponsors\u2019 donations and organized the pick-up process for the families. Sponsors could sponsor a family, purchase Holiday Wish List items and/or donate to the Crisis Nursery. Donations included toys, diapers, housing and utility, transportation assistance, household needs, food, formula, and shoes and clothing.

\"Holiday

Holiday Heart sponsors

\"Robert

Robert Totterer and Jim Dohr

Coldwell Banker Gundaker sales associates and employees carried out their 21st year of delivering holiday gifts to children in foster care. More than 65 children in the St. Charles Division of Family Services foster care program received gifts last December. Sales associates from each branch bought clothes, shoes, toys and wish list items for each child ranging in ages six months to 19 years old. President Jim Dohr and staff delivered truckloads of gifts in time to make the kids\u2019 holidays brighter.

The St. Louis Bridge Center hasmoved to a new, larger facility located at 1270 North Price in St. Louis. Per Ann Lemp, president of the board of directors for the Bridge Center, the new facility holds 100 tables, a dedicated training room and the ability to add more games. The center aims to grow the game of duplicate bridge in St. Louis by offering classes and playing opportunities for students and players of all levels. The bridge center began four years ago and ranked 10th in the country last year in number of games held.

Variety the Children\u2019s Charity announced the receipt of a $20,000 gift from The Dana Brown Charitable Trust, U.S. Bank, Trustee to support Varity Children\u2019s Theatre. The gift will help support the inclusive theatre program which gives kids ages 7-21, with and without disabilities, the opportunity to learn on-stage and backstage theater craft from experienced performing arts professionals. The kids put on a Broadway-level production, all designed to help kids achieve their full potential.

\"Reagan

Reagan Becnel

Ursuline Academy junior, Reagan Becnel, is being recognized as a rising STEM student both locally and nationally. She has been named an honorable mention recipient of the 2017 National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Award. Reagan is also a member of the Ursuline Girls Who Code Club, a participant in this year\u2019s World Wide Technology STEM Student Forum and a student taking AP Computer Science. She is the only student from the St. Louis area to be recognized at the national level and was a 2016 winner of the local level award.

Several Kirkwood High School (KHS) students won awards in a national writing competition by Yes! Magazine. To participate, students were invited to read a selected Yes! Magazine article, \u201cFive Reasons to Vote When you Hate Everything on the Ballot\u201d then respond with an up to 700-word essay using a writing prompt, \"Is not voting a responsible option in a presidential election? Weigh in with your argument.\" More than 2,000 student writers from across the country competed in four categories: middle school, high school, college, and Powerful Voices.

KHS juniors took two of the top four prizes:

Other KHS students earned the Literary Gem award and excerpts of their essays will appear in an upcoming edition of Yes! Magazine.\u00a0 Winners: Will Drury, Najma Omar and Evelyn Opper.

\"Catherine

Catherine Skubiz and Tyler Kim

Kirkwood Early Childhood Center (KECC) assistant principal Mandy Rose was selected as a 2016-2017 Missouri Outstanding Assistant Principal by the board of directors of the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP). Rose learned of the award via a surprise school assembly held January 6 at the KECC gymnasium, where upon walking in, she was greeted with applause from students, staff and Kirkwood School District administrators. Among the speeches and festivities, a video produced by staff members was presented with messages from students and staff expressing their appreciation for Rose, and the assembly concluded with a dance party. MAESP recognizes the critical leadership assistant principals provide to support the teaching and learning environment and specifically developed this recognition to showcase assistants that building principals recognize as critical contributors to the school communities in our state. Rose will be recognized at the 2017 MAESP Leadership Conference in March 2017 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO.

\"Mandy

Mandy Rose with KECC students

\"Dr.

Dr. Tom Williams

Kirkwood School District Superintendent, Dr. Tom Williams, announced he is retiring at the end of this school year, effective June 30, 2017. Dr. Williams has served children for over 40 years, with eight of those years in the Kirkwood School Community. He helped pass a $33.5 million bond issue in 2010 to add classrooms and provide funds for safety measures, three elementary gymnasiums and new science classrooms at both middle schools. He implemented tuition-free, full-day kindergarten in 2012, 1:1 instructional technology for K-12, and launched the KSD Task Force, a group organized to focus in eliminating the achievement gap for African-American students. Since taking office in 2009, student enrollment has increased by nearly 700 students and graduation rates continue to steadily climb. The board will soon announce the process for determining next steps in the search for a new superintendent.

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George Fraser

Saint Louis University and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, in partnership with Ameren, will host their fifth annual memorial tribute honoring the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 8:30 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Wool Ballroom of SLU's Busch Student Center.

The breakfast will begin at 8:30 and continue with a program featuring keynote speaker George Fraser and the awards presentations starting at 9:30 a.m.

Fraser, who has been called \u201cthe new voice of African Americans,\u201d has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Frasenet, Inc., a global networking movement that brings together diverse human resources to increase opportunities for people of African descent, for nearly 20 years.

Today, Fraser is considered by many to be one of the foremost authorities on economic development, networking and building effective relationships.

The program also will include a welcome by Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., president of Saint Louis University, prayers by Father Michael Barber, S.J., professor of philosophy, and a reflection by Jonathan C. Smith, Ph.D., special assistant to the president for diversity and community engagement.

In addition, SLU graduate and student Garvaundo Hamilton, and Sylvester \u201cSunshine\u201d Lee will perform musical selections, and Sharon Harvey Davis, vice president and chief diversity officer for Ameren, will speak.

Nineteenth Ward Alderwoman Marlene Davis will join Pestello and SLU alumnus Michael McMillan, president and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, to present awards. McMillan will emcee the program.

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mlk poster

During this special event, the following individuals and businesses will be honored for their contributions to the St. Louis community:

\u2022 Kelvin Adams, Ph.D., superintendent of St. Louis Public School District

\u2022 Natalie DuBose, owner of Natalie\u2019s Cakes and Natalie\u2019s Sweet Success

\u2022 Mary Gould, Ph.D., director of SLU\u2019s Prison Program

\u2022 Eugene Redmond, Poet Laureate of East St. Louis, educator and writer

\u2022 Elizabeth \u201cBeth\u201d J. Stroble, Ph.D., president of Webster University

\u2022 Halbert Sullivan, founding president and chief executive officer of Father\u2019s Support Center St. Louis

\u2022 Julio Su\u00e1rez, senior director of community affairs at Anheuser-Busch

\u2022 Gentry W. Trotter, founder of Heatupstlouis.org

\u2022 U.S. Bank, philanthropic supporter of African Americans and Ferguson

Parking is available in the University garage located at Grand and Laclede.

For more information or to RSVP for this free event, call 314-977-2254 or email rmcmilla@slu.edu.

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The St. Louis Blues and Ameren Missouri announced the four Power Play Goals for Kids charity finalists for the 2016-17 season. For each power play scored during the regular season, Blues for Kidsand Ameren Missouriwill donate $200 to the winning charity, which will be decided via public vote. The four finalists: Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments; Girls on the Run, St. Louis; KidSmart; and Marygrove. All four charities benefit local children. Online voting will be open December 1 through January 31, and the winning charity will be announced on February 3. A check will be presented at the end of the Blues season on April 9.

Coldwell Banker Gundaker raised more than $110,000 at its 31st Annual Auction and Fundraising Celebration to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis (RMHC). The real estate company has raised more than $2 million for RMHC over the past 30 years. The annual event was held October 25 at The Purser Center at Logan University in Chesterfield. The company\u2019s sales associates, managers and employees enjoyed raffles and live and silent auctions. Raffles included a 50/50 and gift baskets, while auctions included donated items, a \u201cBucket List\u201d of experiences, an Appe watch. Blues game tickets, a private plane trip for two from Chesterfield to Lambert\u2019s Caf\u00e9 in Sikeston, and bids on condo vacation stays.

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Carole McCabe and Jim Dohr of Coldwell Banker Gundaker

Rossman School in Creve Coeur received a $1 million grant from the William R. Orthwein Jr. and Laura Rand Orthwein Foundation. The gift will establish an endowment fund to support faculty and staff professional development in perpetuity. The grant is the largest gift in the school\u2019s 100 year history and will increase the fund\u2019s total to over $11 million. The Orthwein family represents three generations of Rossman School alumni: William Orthwein (Class of 1928); Laura Orthwein (\u201952); Nina Orthwein Durham (\u201955); Laura Hartmann (\u201978); Elisabeth Bacon (\u201981) and Ed Durham (\u201986).

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Dr. Sue Stepleton and Darlene Sowell

The Jerry Paul Youth Advocacy Award was awarded to Dr. Sue Stepleton, Ph.D., senior lecturer and policy specialization chair at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, for her dedicate efforts to assist and empower children and youth in the greater St. Louis area. Dr. Stepleton is the former president and CEO of Parents as Teachers National Center and the former executive director at Edgewood Children\u2019s Center (now titled Great Circle). Her award was received at last November\u2019s Art & Soul VI, the annual fundraiser for Neighborhood Houses. This year\u2019s event raised more than $130,000 for the non-profit organization which supports low-income children and families in the inner core of St. Louis City and serves as the largest provider of afterschool programming at no cost.

Treats Unleashed, an all-natural shop for pets, recently raised $4,000 for its October Spotlight organization, Going to the Dogs. Going to the Dogs is a non-profit organization and provides protective vests for law enforcement K-9s in Missouri and Kansas. Throughout the month of October, all proceeds from the Treats Unleashed Spotlight treats, along with special events and donations at all ten locations benefitted Going to the Dogs.

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Vernon Hatridge

Coldwell Banker Gundaker Ladue branch manager, Vernon Hatridge, was recently honored with the 2016 REALTOR Emeritus Award by the National Association of REALTORS. The award recognizes real estate agents who have been licensed for 40 years or more and are active in the local and state associations. Hatridge has been a branch manager with Coldwell Banker Gundaker since 1989, with prior roles as branch manager with Gundaker REALTORS. IRA Berry REALTORS and Laura McCarthy REALTORS. Hatridge also contributed many years of volunteer service at St. Louis REALTORS as chair of the Contracts and Forms Committee during the development of the \u201cplain language\u201d sales contract. He was also chair of the Member Services council and the driving force behind the association\u2019s adoption of its first lockbox system in the 1980s. Hatridge received the award in November at the 140th Celebration and Annual Installation Program of St. Louis REALTORS.

The St. Patrick Center held a couple of exciting events in the autumn months of October and November. In October, they partnered with GlobalHack for a Hackathon event in which software developers, graphic designers, technologists and entrepreneurs collaborated to solve a single civic technology problem centered on homelessness.\u00a0 November\u2019s Veteran\u2019s Day 5K was also a fun and successful event for the community.

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The City of Creve Coeur named Mr. Kelly Sullivan as Citizen of the Year 2016 for his dedication and service to the community. Sullivan\u2019s long-standing service to the city began in 1997 when he joined the Creve Coeur Finance Committee and served as its chair from 2000 through 2007. He was appointed to the city\u2019s Pension Board of Trustees in 2009 and has served as chair since 2012.\u00a0 Sullivan\u2019s career as an investment advisor and broker for more than 35 years has contributed a great deal of guidance and advice to the city staff and Pension Board of Trustees. Kelly Sullivan was recognized at the annual Holiday Appreciation Event on December 6 at the Creve Coeur Government Center.

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Dr. Ellen Lawrence, Kelly Sullivan, and Mayor Barry Glantz

An all-female robotics team took first place in the inaugural Kirkwood VEX robotics tournament. The December 10 event was held at North Kirkwood Middle School (NKMS) and welcomed over 450 students representing 12 schools statewide. The 44 participating teams were comprised of 8 to 12 middle and/or high school students. This year\u2019s VEX Robotics theme was \u201cStarstruck,\u201d in which teams competed against each other in a two-minute match with the goal of moving objects and scoring higher than the opposition. This year\u2019s first place winners are NKMS Team 99766G, also known as The Cyber Bulldogs G.\u00a0 Their win qualifies them to enter the state championship in February 2017 at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO. The team\u2019s co-coaches are NKMS teachers Kevin Manwaring and Christina Nicoletti.

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North Kirkwood Middle School Robotics Team 99766G. Bella Battista, Ellen Schaezler, Sabrina Baggstrom, Julia Pitz, Rowan Burba, Katie Hastings and Aleah Bingham. Not pictured: Lily Bartin.

Operation Food Search (OFS) has moved its headquarters from University City to a larger, more versatile space in Overland, MO. The new 67,000-square-foot headquarters is located at 1644 Lotsie Blvd; a vacant window factory costing $2.27 million plus a total renovation of $2.5 million.\u00a0 Last January, OFS began \u201cThe Campaign to End Child Hunger in the St. Louis Region\u201d to raise $7 million for the capital purchase and renovation. The new facility can better respond to the region\u2019s growing hunger needs with features such as advanced inventory management, increased product racking capabilities, additional truck bays and expanded refrigeration for perishable items. Other features include a community kitchen to host culinary and nutrition education classes, multi-purpose spaces to allow member agencies and stakeholders to meet and plan for the future, and a volunteer room is available for more individuals and groups to participate in giving back to the community. PARIC Corporation served as the project\u2019s general contractor, and M + H Architects was the building\u2019s architectural firm.

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Rabbi Daniel Morris leading the H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy Choir at the 2015 Schnucks Ladue Crossing Hanukkah Celebration.

Hanukkah storytelling, games for children and a singing presentation will be featured at the 23rd annual Hanukkah Celebration tomorrow from 6 to 7 p.m. at Schnucks Ladue Crossing shopping center, I-170 at Ladue Road. The event will take place at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

The Hanukkah Celebration will be emceed by Rabbi Yaakov Green, Headmaster of H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy and features Hanukkah storytelling with master educator Ms. Jackie Oppenheimer and Hanukkah songs performed by The Epstein Choir, led by Rabbi Daniel Morris. The event will also feature games and crafts for all children.

All children will receive a free gift of traditional Hanukkah chocolate \u201cgelt\u201d (gold coins). Hanukkah begins the evening of Dec. 24 and is an eight-day celebration of the Festival of Lights commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple.

The Hanukkah Celebration is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the friendly merchants at Schnucks Ladue Crossing including Schnucks, Barnes & Noble, Cobblestone Shoe Repair, Crown Optical, European Wax Center, Fannie May, Globe Cleaners, GNC Live Well, Great Clips, Ladue Nails, Maggie Moo\u2019s, Mathnasium, MOD Pizza, Old Navy, Oreck Clean Home, Pac Dental, Pei Wei Asian Diner, Pure Barre, St. Luke's Urgent Care Center, The Bedroom Store, The Joint, and Treats Unleashed.

The event is hosted by The DESCO Group, the developer and property management company for the center.

Learn more here.

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Mercy has received a $300,000 gift from The Berges Family Foundation which will help expand the Intensive Early Intervention Program at the Mercy Kids Autism Center. Autism spectrum disorders are commonly diagnosed early; however, treatment for those children is limited. Expanding the Mercy Kids\u2019 program will help more children to access treatment and improve outcomes for families affected by autism.

Congratulations to the eight Ladue Horton Watkins High School seniors who earned a perfect score of 36 on their ACTs. Each student answered all questions correctly in the subject areas of English, Mathematics, Reading and Science Reasoning. All of the students plan to attend a four-year college after graduation.\u00a0 The ACT aces: Noah DiAntonio, Patrick Naughton, Maya Mutic, Jeffrey Wang, Hans Chan, Gloria Zhou, Jake Loynd and one other senior, who wishes to remain anonymous.

\"Patrick

Patrick Naughton, Maya Mutic, Noah DiAntonio, Gloria Zhou, Jeffrey Wang, Jake Loynd. Not pictured: Hans Chan

Local clothing line, Fauxgerty, was awarded the first $10,000 Caleres Fashion Entrepreneur Competition grant in November. CEO and designer, Chrissy Fogerty, along with her team, accepted the award voted on by Caleres, St. Louis Regional Chamber, Arch Grants, the Saint Louis Fashion Fund, and TOKY. Fogerty had recently expanded her team and will receive future mentorship opportunities with the grant. Local shoppers can visit Fauxgerty\u2019s showroom located at 228 N. Euclid in the Central West End.

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Alicia Elsner

KSDK and TEGNA Inc. have named Alicia Elsner president and general manager of KSDK in St. Louis. Elsner\u2019s 19 year career with TEGNA have all been with KSDK, starting as a marketing consultant in 1997, then named director of business development in 2000. She served as the local sales manager and was promoted to director of sales in 2009. Elsner is a St. Louis native and serves on the board of trustees at Visitation Academy. She and her husband have two children.

This year\u2019s seventh annual Pedal the Cause cycling challenge raised a record-breaking $3,300,029 donation to Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children\u2019s Hospital. Supportive sponsors (led by Edward Jones), bicycle riders, spinners, virtual riders and kids raise funds all year for the event, where 100 percent of all donations fund innovative cancer research. Pedal the Cause has become the region\u2019s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event. This year\u2019s cycling challenge and community celebration took place September 24 and 25 at the Chesterfield Amphitheater.

The Shining Light Tree Lot is celebrating its 65th season of service, making it the longest standing charity Christmas tree lot in St. Louis. The lot was started in 1951 by Delta Gamma Sorority alumnae hoping to raise funds for local children with visual impairments. That first year\u2019s proceeds helped established the non-profit Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments. Over the years, proceeds from the tree lot have helped with vital funds for education and therapy services, and many families who visit the tree lot have made it an annual family tradition. Members of the Delta Gamma sorority from both Saint Louis and Washington Universities, board and family members voluntarily staff the lot through December 22.\u00a0 The lot is located at McCarthy Building Companies, 1341 N. Rock Hill Road, 63124.

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The Saint Louis Zoo presented four awards at its 25th Marlin Perkins Society Celebration on November 17. Dr. Amy Dickman, Ph.D., Director of the Ruaha Carnivore Project, received the 2016 Saint Louis Zoo Conservation Award for effective conservation strategies for large carnivores in Tanzania. Patricia G. Hecker, longtime Zoo supporter and friend, received the Saint Louis Zoo Individual Award. She and her late husband, Harvard, were founding members of the Endangered Wolf Center, served on the first Zoo Friends board of directors, and their family endowed the Harvard K. Hecker African Wildlife Conservation Fund at the Zoo. Mrs. Hecker was also the first woman appointed to the Saint Louis Zoo Subdistrict Commission in 1980. Eaton Corporation received the Saint Louis Zoo Corporate Award. The company provided two gifts totaling $20,000 to The Living Promise Campaign, in addition sponsored $10,000 for U.S. Bank Wild Lights, and have donated electrical needs for projects, bringing the value of their in-kind gifts to more than $100,000. The Bellwether Foundation received the Saint Louis Zoo Foundation Award for supporting the community by providing funds to organizations that anticipate the future in arts, computer science, education, finance, health care, medicine and social sciences.

\"Bob

Bob and Ginger Smith, Dr. Amy Dickman, Mike Brace and Christine Stoll

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery\u2019s Young Professional Board raised over $23,000 at Nursery Night at Napoli. The funds will help its mission and also support transportation assistance, such as bus passes and cabs, to help kids get to a safe haven. The Crisis Nursery is committed to preventing child abuse and neglect and provides short-term safe havens to 7,200 children a year, birth through age 12, whose families face an emergency or crisis.

\"Saint

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery\u2019s Young Professional Board

Six women have been named as honorees of The St. Louis Visionary Awards 2017. The Visionary Awards honor women for their excellence, passion and advocacy for the arts in St. Louis. These women will be celebrated in a ceremony at The Sun Theater in Grand Center on April 24,2017. Honorees:

First Bank recently co-sponsored the Community Women Against Hardship (CWAH) 28th\u00a0annual Circle of Support Gala and silent auction. Proceeds from the event support CWAH, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing personalized and evidence-based programs and services to enable low to moderate income families struggling with poverty to become more self-sufficient. The gala was held at the Sheldon Concert Hall with music provided by the all-women ensemble, Jazz in Pink.

\"Karen

Karen Dickson, Kevin Wilson and Alisha Rooks

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Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) closed its 2016 fiscal year with strong and optimistic results. Their annual fundraising hit a record-breaking $6.3 million; a 15% increase from the prior year. Also reaching a record high was OTSL\u2019s endowment, with $29.5 million in invested funds as of September 30.\u00a0 Two new endowments funds were established during FY16: The Stephen H. Lord Fund for Music and The Sally S. Levy Family Fund for New Works.\u00a0 These funds will help sustain the company\u2019s long-term vision.\u00a0 FY16 was the first year under the leadership of OTSL\u2019s new board chairman, No\u00e9mi Neidorff.

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design received a $200,000 commitment of support from the Windgate Charitable Foundation, announced Craft Alliance executive director, Boo McLoughlin, and board of directors chair, Vicki Sauter. The award includes a $100,000 operating grant and a $100,000 challenge grant. The support will enhance operations, including craft media classes, a need-based scholarship fund, world-class exhibitions, and school and community outreach programs throughout the bi-state region. The challenge grant will match dollar-for-dollar donations made by December 31, 2016.

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The International Photography Hall of Fame recently held its 50th anniversary celebration and inducted its 2016 class of Photography Hall of Fame inductees. Inductees were selected by a nominating committee and must have made a notable contribution to the art or science of photography, having a significant impact on the industry and/or history of photography. The event was held at the Zack in Grand Center. The 2016 inductees:

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Renowned oceanographer and conservationist, Sylvia Earle, received the World Ecology Award from the UMSL Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center in partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden and St. Louis Zoo.

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St. Louis ArtWorks received the highest national award for youth programs during a ceremony at The White House this month. Priscilla Block, executive director, and teen apprentice, AnnaLise Cason, received the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama. This award recognizes the nation\u2019s best after-school and out-of-school creative youth development programs for utilizing engagement in the arts and humanities to increase academic achievement, graduation rates, and college enrollment. Only 12 awardees were selected from a pool of 251 nominees and 50 finalists.

St. Louis Symphony clarinetist, Tina Ward, was named the newest recipient of the Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair. The chair is granted to a tenured member of the orchestra who has shown outstanding artistry and leadership, and the honor includes a one-time stipend to support professional development. Ward, a member since 1970, will retire at the end of the season and plans to use the stipend to co-author a book about the science reeds and musical applications for woodwinds. Her career includes performing in the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, the Taos Music Festival and in the community in STL Symphony Education and Community Partnership presentations. She has also taught at Webster University, UMSL and Washington University.

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Mabel Purkerson and Tina Ward

Memory Care Home Solutions held their 10th annual Memories & Melodies Gala and set a new fundraising record of $500,000. The non-profit\u2019s funds will aid families caring for someone with dementia and Alzheimer\u2019s disease. The October 13 event was held at the Chase Park Plaza and hosted over 500 guests, including 2016 Alzheimer\u2019s Community Service Awardees Debbie & Jack Thomas. Other major funding was provided by: \u00a0The Horncrest Foundation, Reinsurance Group of America, Edward Jones, The John Allen Love Foundation, The Shade Tree Company, Seniors Helping Seniors, Centene, Express Scripts, Ameren, The Fox Family, Kathy & Jim Snowden, Ellen & John Wallace and Betty & David C. Farrell.

United Way of Greater St. Louis announced that a record $75,055,451 has been raised by the St. Louis region through the community campaign. The fall community campaign is United Way\u2019s largest source of funding, with more than 100,000 residents and 2,200 companies donating to help one in three people throughout the region. This announcement was made at the campaign victory celebration at the Saint Louis Science Center by 2016 co-chairs Steven Lipstein, president and CEO of BJC Healthcare, and Gene Diederich, partner with Moneta Group, and emceed by KSDK Newschannel 5 meteorologist, Jessica Quick. A step routine was performed by young women from Girls Incorporated of St. Louis, a United Way member agency.

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St. Louis sportscaster, Frank Cusumano, has been promoted to sports director by KSDK \u2013 5 On Your Side. Frank has been covering athletics from high school prep rallies to the World Series on KSDK since 1993. He has won an Edward R. Murrow Award and 17 Emmys, including this year\u2019s Best Sports Anchor for his storytelling and sports coverage.\u00a0 Cusumano is a true local, having attended De Smet High School, UMSL and the Catholic Youth Council. His work also includes speaking at schools and charity events across the area.

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis has several reasons to celebrate. The Festival has been named Arts Organization of the Year by the Missouri Arts Council, which will be presented on Citizens Day for the Arts in Jefferson City in February. Nancy Bell, the Festival\u2019s playwright-in-residence, will receive the 2017 Visionary Award for Outstanding Arts Professional. Also, the Festival\u2019s 2017 Education Tour has received national recognition as one of the programs underwritten by the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest\u2019s Shakespeare in American Communities initiative.

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Women of Achievement is calling for nominations for the 2017 Class of Honorees. The St. Louis Women of Achievement Award, which celebrates its 62nd anniversary in 2017, 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 deadline for receipt of nominations is Monday, January 16, 2017. Nominations may be submitted online or via email, mail, fax or hand delivery to MAC Meetings and Events. Online submissions and printable nomination forms with full details are available here. Online submissions are preferred, and early submissions are also encouraged.

Eligible individuals are female volunteers from the St. Louis metropolitan area, including Metro East Illinois, who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the betterment of the St. Louis region through voluntary contributions, volunteer leadership and a significant breadth of a volunteer career.

Women of Achievement considers nominees with substantial volunteer impact in areas such as, but not limited to, education, arts, health and human services, youth and family, philanthropy, social justice and advocacy. Nominations of women representing diverse cultures, roles and accomplishments are encouraged. Self-nominations are accepted.

The 10 honorees will be recognized at the 2017 Women of Achievement Luncheon on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis.

This year\u2019s luncheon chair is Gin Wachter and the vice chair is Phyllis Langsdorf. Presenting sponsors are KMOX Radio, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Ladue News.

For additional information about the awards, please visit www.woastl.org. For specific questions about the nomination process, please contact Women of Achievement President Joni Karandjeff at 314-799-6465 or jonik13@sbcglobal.net and/or Emily Ficker of MAC Meetings & Events at 314-584-6012 or eficker@macmeetings.com.

To read LN's stories on past Women of Achievement,

click here\u00a0and here.

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