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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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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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We are currently accepting applications for the 2017\u00a0Ladue News\u00a0Charity Awards. To apply, please download the PDF application below. Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 10.\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.

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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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Sylvia Earle

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.

\"Frank

Frank Cusumano

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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Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

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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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Local marketers were awarded by the Business Marketing Association of St. Louis (BMA) at the BMA 2016 ME Show Awards. This showcase celebrates exceptional business-to-business marketing and advertising. Recipients of the 2016 ME Show Awards include: 2e Creative; Alpine Testing Solutions; Atomicdust; FleishmanHillard; Gabriel Group; Geile/Leon Marketing Communications; MAI; Maritz Motivation Solutions; Solstice Productions, LLC; SteadyRain; and VIVIDSITES. The event was held Oct. 6 at the National Blues Museum in St. Louis.

\"Dave

Dave Black, Angela LaRocca, and Benjamin Hochman

The University of Texas at Austin has awarded a $20 million, 5-year federal grant to Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation (DEAF, Inc.) and a consortium of seven different institutions. The project will focus on improving the transition from secondary through post-secondary education outcomes for the deaf and hard of hearing. The funding is one of the largest grants awarded by the Department of Education to support technical assistance and professional development in special education.

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Edward Jones associates have surpassed their own record with this year\u2019s United Way campaign by raising more than $5.6 million.\u00a0 That astounding amount tops last year\u2019s total of $5.5 million and is the third consecutive year for Edward Jones to raise a record amount for the campaign. Money raised in the campaign will support 170 nonprofit member agencies within a 16-county region throughout Missouri and Illinois.

The Webster Arts Fair has received its first national ranking as the 77th\u00a0best art show in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine. Readers ranked art fairs in the classic and contemporary craft category for the year 2015 based on a variety of criteria. The full list appeared in Sunshine Artists September 2016 issue. The annual Webster Arts Fair occurs the first full weekend in June.

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The St. Louis Symphony has received a $160,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund to help support its IN UNISON program. The program provides scholarships and resources for college level African-American music students. IN UNISON reaches over 20,000 people each year and has its own chorus that performs twice each season at Powell Hall with the orchestra. Ra\u2019Geen Washington, a three-year IN UNISON scholarship recipient and two-year IN UNISON Arts Administration Fellow, was recently named Elementary Orchestra Instructor for Normandy Schools.

St. Luke\u2019s Hospital has received multiple awards and five-star ratings from Healthgrades, and independent ratings organization. The hospital received 2017 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards for the quality of its cardiac care, cardiac surgery, coronary intervention and general surgery.\u00a0 They also achieved five-star ratings for the quality of its stroke, pneumonia and respiratory failure treatment. Determinations are based on inpatient records from 2013 through 2015 for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide.

St. Louis has been ranked fourth most affordable U.S. city by HSH.com, just behind Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. The study is based on affordability for a median-priced home based on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. The study reflects that the monthly cost of homeownership in St. Louis for a median-priced home \u2013 $169,900 \u2013 sits at $890 (including principal, interest and insurance), with the minimum salary to afford that payment being $38,131.

Operation Food Search (OFS), raised nearly $42,000 at its recent annual \u201cSwing to Heal Hunger\u201d golf tournament. More than 140 people attended the event at WingHaven Country Club, which included lunch and dinner, along with live and silent auctions. Sponsors included Enterprise Bank & Trust, HYC, Mercy, and Seeger Toyota Scion. The luncheon was sponsored by Qdoba Mexican Eats. OFS was founded in 1981 and helps feed more than 200,000 individuals on a monthly basis, and it provides food and nutrition education.

\"Bob

Bob Davidson, Sunny Schaefer and Trip Straub

Over 41 feet of hair was donated during Ursuline Academy\u2019s second annual Hair Drive. To help celebrate the October 23 celebration of the Feast of St. Ursula, the hair drive was held to benefit two organizations: Children with Hair Loss and 360-Hair.com. Participants included 118 students, two co-workers, two alumnae and one parent. Event organizers were Madi Corsi \u201917 and Anna Hackett \u201917 with assistance from campus minister, Mrs. Nikki Morton Weston \u201998.\u00a0 \u00a0

\"Anna

Anna Hackett and her mother, Lisa Ruzicka Hackett

Visitation Academy students won first place as the only all-girls team in the GlobalHack VI Youth Division competition. \u00a0Congratulations to winning team members Theresa Fister, Caroline Gaughan, and Isabella Moak.\u00a0 GlobalHack VI brought together software developers, graphic designers, technologists, and entrepreneurs from around the world to solve a single civic technology problem centered on homelessness in partnership with St. Patrick\u2019s Center. State Senator, Jill Schupp, presented a congratulatory framed resolution during a student assembly on Nov. 3.

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St. Louis caregiver, Lynn Reed, is the recipient of the 2016 Caregiver of the Year Award by Home Care Assistance, the leading provider of in-home care for seniors across the United States, Canada and Australia. Lynn has worked in healthcare for more than 30 years and is being recognized for going above and beyond being a typical caregiver. Through her compassion, intuition, and contagious optimism, Lynn\u2019s clients have described her as an angel and a ray of sunshine.\u00a0 She was recognized Sept. 8 in Denver, Colorado at the Home Care Assistance Annual Conference.

The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and Kids\u2019 Chance of Missouri will present the 14th\u00a0Annual St. Louis Workers\u2019 Compensation Distinguished Lawyer Award to Nancy Mogab, a principal at Mogab & Hughes Attorneys, P.C. The award is given to the St. Louis area workers\u2019 compensation lawyer whose integrity, competence, zeal and selflessness have earned the respect of the community. Mogab has extensive experience handling workers\u2019 compensation matters and currently serves as the vice president of the Missouri Bar. The award will be presented on Oct.26 at the Hyatt at the Arch.

Explore St. Louis received the Marketing Campaign Award for their creative \u2018St. Louis is the Stop for Nonstop Fun\u2019 campaign, and its #FunnestFamily social media component. The Explore St. Louis team works to bring more than 25 million visitors to the area each year for leisure, convention, meeting and business travel. The award was presented to the team on Oct. 5 at the 2016 Missouri Governor\u2019s Conference on Tourism in Independence.

HOK\u2019s Pedal the Cause cycling team raised more than $4,000 for cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children\u2019s Hospital. The team was led by Tom Bahr, a HOK architect on the design team for several BJC sites. The team also included three HOK managing principals: Lance Cage, Eli Hoisington, and Angelo Arzano; as well as Alyse Garbisch, Gabe Garrett, Tim Gaidis and Bob Schwartz. The team cycled more than 140 combined miles during the Sept. 24-25 ride.

\"HOK’s

HOK\u2019s Pedal the Cause team

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Great Rivers Greenway, and more than 25 local and national donors announced the opening of Trojan Park in Wellston. The new community park, valued at $2 million, is located along the St. Vincent Greenway and offers a state-of-the-art playground, basketball court, and splash pad and picnic areas with shade structures. Trojan Park was unveiled Oct. 8 during the NRPA Annual Conference in St. Louis.

Salem United Methodist Church in Ladue celebrated 175 years in ministry on Sept. 25. The church invited the public to worship with the congregation, featuring former pastor Dr. David Kerr. A carnival followed the worship service with kids; activities, a historical timeline display, and music by Salem\u2019s band, Divine Hours.\u00a0 Salem\u2019s current senior pastor is Rev. Terri Swan, who leads church members to volunteer in the St. Louis community at agencies such as Kingdom House and Epworth Children and Family Services.

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Fr. John Vien

The Aquinas Institute of Theology has recently recognized Reverend John Rogers Vien with the 2016 Great Preacher Award. Father Vien is a preacher at Mary Queen of Peace parish in Webster Groves. The award recognizes those who have contributed to building the Catholic community in an outstanding way via their words and actions.

Christner Inc., the architects who designed the St. Louis County Library\u2019s Grant\u2019s View Branch, received a Merit Award for Interior Design from the American Institute of Architects St. Louis Chapter.\u00a0 The acre-sized building features floor-to-ceiling windows, views of Grant\u2019s farm, two floors, quiet study areas, separate computer rooms, a large children\u2019s area with a program and crafts center, and a community garden. This newest branch of the county library opened in December 2015 and has seen a 69 percent increase in visits.

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St. Louis County Library\u2019s Grant\u2019s View Branch

\"Dr.

Dr. Beth Middendorf

Parkway West High School assistant principal, Dr. Beth Middendorf, has been selected as the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MOASSP) Assistant Principal of the Year. She was chosen due to the impact she makes via collaborative leadership, her involvement in curriculum, instruction and assessment, and in personalizing education for the students. Middendorf will be honored at the MOASSP spring conference in March 2017 in Lake Ozark.

The St. Louis Mosaic Project has announced SouthSide Early Childhood Center as the 31st Mosaic Ambassador School. The center provides childcare for diverse families in an inclusive environment. Seven different languages are spoken at the center; therefore, teachers and bi-lingual staff are provided with key phrases to use in the classroom in multiple languages. SouthSide also provides translators for parent-teacher conferences and other events. Their Family Partnership Program enables SouthSide to educate and support families in topics such as health, nutrition and finances.

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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,\u00a0r\u00e9sum\u00e9\u00a0and three to five writing samples to web@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: Nov. 4, 2016

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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More than 1,600 new backpacks and school supplies were packed by volunteers at St. Patrick Center. Thanks to this Back to School Backpack Giveaway Program, St. Patrick Center\u2019s clients\u2019 children and other children in need have school supplies for the 2016-2017 school year.

Six Parkway district high school students have been awarded for their summer research endeavors. The students spent six weeks at the University of Missouri-St. Louis STARS Program, which pairs high school students with local scientists to conduct undergraduate level research projects, and concludes with scientific papers. These six students won the special recognition of the Partnership of Research Institution\u2019s Award for Excellence in Research after\u00a0their research papers were presented to peers, parents, and project mentors.

\"Emily

Emily McDonnell

The St. Louis Symphony is proud to welcome four new musicians:

Two area Girl Scouts have earned the Gold Award, the highest award attainable in Girl Scouting. Emily McDonnell is a graduate of John Burroughs School and new freshman at Princeton University. She worked with Southside Early Childhood Center to create a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum. Olivia Martin graduated from Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School and is now a freshman at Washington University. She also implemented a STEM project focusing on the declining bee population by creating a community garden at St. Louis Community College \u2013 Florissant Valley, serving as an outdoor classroom to children.

\"Olivia

Olivia Martin

\"2016

2016 Awardees. Back row, L-R: Tom Glick (LSEM Board President) Tim Lloyd (St. Louis Public Radio), Dan Glazier (LSEM Executive Director), John Simon (Simon Law Firm, P.C.), Mo. State Rep. Robert Cornejo, Mo. Senator Bob Dixon, Rev. Starsky Wilson (Deaconess Foundation), Chris Hayes (Emerson), Front Row, L-R: Heidi Miller, MD (Family Healthcare Centers), Verneice Walley, Kameel Stanley (St. Louis Public Radio), Suzan Ponder-Bates (Ponder-Bates Law Firm, LLP), J. Michael Keller (Independence Center), Rick Constance (Attorney at Law) Callie Tucker (Capes Sokol), David Everson (Stinson Leonard Street LLP), Lt. Francis Gomez (St. Louis County PD)

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) honored 16 local leaders for justice at the 2016 For the Common Good Annual Awards reception. Recipients represented a cross-section of individuals and organizations from the legal, civic and nonprofit sectors who display outstanding support for LSEM\u2019s mission. The reception was sponsored by Stange Law Firm, P.C. and was held August 31 at the Moto Museum.

2016 Honorees:

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The Shop \u2018n Save Round Up! program raised over $31,000 to benefit the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery. Customers and staff rounded up the payment of their grocery bills, and those donations directly benefit thousands of babies, children and families who are served by the Nursery\u2019s child abuse prevention programs.

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The Saint Louis Zoo has received a national award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The zoo has been recognized with the Significant Achievement in AZA\u2019s 2016 North American Conservation Award for its Ozark Hellbender Augmentation Program. The yearly award highlights exceptional efforts toward regional habitat preservation, species restoration, and support of biodiversity in the wild. The Saint Louis Zoo\u2019s WildCare Institute Ron Goellner Center for Hellbender Conservation began a collaborative program in 2002 after finding the Ozark hellbenders population had declined by 70% since the 1990s.

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Newly-founded Kids Shouldn\u2019t Have Cancer Foundation in Memory of Jonny Wade raised over $120,000 at its September 10 inaugural gala. The foundation was created by Jon and Kimberly Wade, parents of Jonny Wade, who lost a battle with cancer at eight years old. Its mission is to conquer pediatric cancers through research and advocacy. Gala guest speakers were Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis and Texas State Representative Pat Fallon.

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Head of School for Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School Michael F. Baber, Student Council President for Priory Nick Boveri. Speaker John O\u2019Leary, Student Council President for Villa Duchesne Sarah Barrett, Headmaster for Priory Father Gregory Mohrman, O.S.B.

Villa Duchesne and Saint Louis Priory welcomed St. Louis native and national bestselling author and speaker, John O\u2019Leary to address and inspire nearly 600 high school students. In 1987, at the age of 9, O\u2019Leary was not expected to live after a fire burned 100 percent of his body. He is now an inspirational speaker and teaching others how to truly live. O\u2019Leary appeared at the school on September 20 due to the generosity of the Brnjac and Brannan Families.

Kirkwood High School has earned two publications awards from National Scholastic Press Association. The 2016 Pioneer yearbook was awarded the highest honor rating of All-American with four of a possible five \u201cMarks of Distinction\u201d in the areas of Concept/Essentials, Coverage, Design and Photography. The 2016 Pioneer was led by editors in chief John Killian, Truman State University and Lucy Rau, Saint Louis University, along with 65 other staff members. The 2016 Kirkwood Call newspaper was awarded the highest honor rating of All-American with four of a possible four \u201cMarks of Distinction\u201d in the areas of Coverage/Content, Presentation, Text and Visuals. The 2016 Kirkwood Call was led by Editor in Chief Mimi Wright, University of Missouri Columbia, along with 84 other staff members.\u00a0 \u00a0

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Lindsey Hawkins,\u00a0Down Syndrome Association volunteer

Despite the incredible number of medical advances which have enriched and extended the lives of people with Down Syndrome, Trisomy 21 is often misunderstood. Many people look at Down Syndrome through the lens of outdated stereotypes and misconceptions, says Jeff Bassin, manager of donor engagement at the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis.

Down Syndrome Awareness Month, celebrated each October, is one way to change that. The goal of Down Syndrome Awareness Month is to spread awareness, to educate about Down Syndrome, and to celebrate people who have Down Syndrome, and their abilities and accomplishments.

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis is celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Month by posting 21 signs with facts about Down Syndrome throughout October throughout the St. Louis region, one of which is at the Public Media Commons at 3653 Olive Boulevard.

The Public Media Commons is a 9,000-square-foot space flanked by large-screen video walls. Equipped with the latest technology, the space encourages sharing and creating audio/visual experiences in a dynamic cityscape conducive to collaboration and experimentation. At right, one of the four LED screens is fact #3: \"Approximately 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome each year in the United States.\"

For more information about the other 20 facts or other information about Down Syndrome, visit dsagsl.org.

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Emma Donoghue

Tonight, author Emma Donoghue will discuss her latest novel,\u00a0The Wonder, as a part of\u00a0Maryville Talks Books at Maryville University.

Her bestselling novel\u00a0Room was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film last year, and she returns with another dark and thrilling tale.\u00a0The Wonder\u00a0follows an English nurse, Lib, in the nineteenth century as she travels to Ireland to witness a presumed miracle: a young girl, Anna, who has survived months without eating any food. The book draws on the phenomena of real-life \"fasting girls\" who claimed to have the ability to survive for long periods of time without food or nourishment.\u00a0

Below, Donoghue discusses her research for the book, her involvement in Room's film adaptation and more.

Ladue News: What inspired you to write a novel about a \"fasting girl\u201d?

Emma Donoghue:\u00a0These real cases (50 that I know of, between the sixteenth century and the twentieth) are deeply intriguing to me, because they\u2019re about something fairly universal - the subordination of girls - but they\u2019re each of their specific time and place as well. I could have set this story in any tight-knit, fundamentalist community, but it seemed most honest to choose my own cultural roots (Irish Catholicism).

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The Wonder

LN: What's the most surprising thing you learned while conducting research for The Wonder?

ED: That many of these beliefs and fixations (voluntary martyrdom or praying people out of Purgatory) are alive and well today.

LN: When you hear about strange phenomena, such as fasting girls, do you tend to be a skeptic (like Lib) or a believer? Why?

ED: I\u2019m a skeptic, but as a novelist my job is to use empathy to bridge those painful gulfs; to figure out what\u2019s going on in the head of a child who says no to food, or an adult who believes that every misery happening on earth is God\u2019s will. And to show the radiant aspects of faith as well as the oppressive ones.

LN: What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome in writing this book?

ED: Making eleven-year-old Anna an enigma\u2026 but also a likable and oddly normal girl.

LN: You penned the screenplay for Room, your novel that was adapted into a film last year. How is your writing process different for a screenplay compared to a novel?

ED: Luckily I\u2019d written in other forms (especially stage plays) that are dramatic and time-based, so it wasn\u2019t such a leap to write a screenplay. Basically for a film or a play you need to be very disciplined about what you can fit in, whereas novels are wonderfully roomy.

LN: What was the most enjoyable part about being involved in that movie-making process?

ED: My working relationship with our genius director, Lenny Abrahamson, was the most stimulating and hilarious I\u2019ve had in my career so far.

LN: What are you working on next?

ED: My first book for young readers (8-12), The Lotterys Plus One, out next spring. Plus various projects for the big and small screen.

For more information on Emma Donoghue's event tonight, visit here.

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The PNC Foundation announced yesterday it will grant another $1 million over four years to arts organizations across Greater St. Louis. The grants are an extension of PNC Arts Alive, which has provided millions of dollars to support visual and performing arts and increase audience participation in communities served by PNC.

Beginning tomorrow, PNC will accept grant proposals for $20,000 and above from qualified arts organizations that support fresh and emerging arts programs, value-added public programming and creative use of technology, while seeking to expand audiences. Proposals are due by Oct. 28. Details of the guidelines and application process are available at www.pncartsalive.com.

First launched in 2010, PNC Arts Alive has already provided 74 grants totaling $2 million to St. Louis-area arts organizations. The program has earned local and national commendation from the Missouri Arts Council, the Arts and Education Council in St. Louis, and Americans for the Arts in New York City.

\u201cA strong arts community is a significant driver of economic success,\u201d said Michael Scully, PNC regional president for St. Louis, speaking on behalf of the Foundation. \u201cWith limited federal and state funding for the arts, this $1 million can make a big difference for arts organizations of all sizes. PNC Arts Alive is helping to fill that gap while bringing new and exciting programs to the community.\u201d

Since its debut in 2009, PNC Arts Alive has awarded approximately $13 million in grants to enterprising cultural organizations in Columbus, Ohio, Philadelphia, Eastern Florida and St. Louis, through grants delivered by the PNC Foundation.

PNC is now accepting grant proposals from qualified arts organizations that support fresh and emerging arts programs, value-added public programming and creative use of technology, while seeking to expand audiences. Proposals are due by Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. and additional information about program guidelines and the application process is available at www.pncartsalive.com. The next round of grants will be announced in May 2017.

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Consider A Shelter Pet Purina

There are common misconceptions about the health and behavior of shelter pets \u2014 and Purina wants to change that.

To flip the script, the organization has relaunched its multimedia campaign #ConsiderAShelterPet in advance of its large adoption event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Soulard Market Park. The campaign, now in its third year, aims to show shelter pets as they really are: happy, healthy lifelong companions.

The adoption event will feature 20 local pet shelters and rescue organizations and dozens of adoptable pets are expected to be on hand. Purina has also offered to subsidize $50 toward individual adoption fees.

\u201cThe St. Louis region is home to thousands of wonderful, adoptable pets that live in local shelters,\u201d says Libby Davidson, marketing associate for Purina Pet Welfare Team, in a release. \u201cWe want to remind pet lovers in our area that shelter pets are healthy, friendly pets that receive outstanding care in shelters. When people are looking for their next family pet, we hope they\u2019ll consider a shelter pet.\u201d

According to a 2015 Purina Gateway study, nearly 16 million pets are acquired annually in the US, and only 4 million are adopted from shelters.\u00a0

\u201cCountless studies have found a link between personal interaction with pets and emotional well-being in people,\" says Dr. Zara Boland, a Purina veterinarian, in a release. \"Studies have also shown that something as simple as petting a dog or cat can release feel-good hormones in people and their pets, and spending time with pets can reduce stress and lower blood pressure. Clearly pets and people are better together, and finding homes for more shelter pets is a win for the pets, their owners and our community.\u201d

To learn more about the campaign and adoption event, visit\u00a0considerashelterpet.com.

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