The 2012 Saint Louis Auto Charity Gala was held to benefit area nonprofits? Pistons & Pearls took place at America�s Center in conjunction with the 2012 Auto Show. It featured a sneak peak at the show�s newest models, drinks, dancing and performances by 'The Mentalist' Gerry McCambridge (inspiration for the hit TV show) and Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist Nelly. Proceeds from the event benefited Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, which provides a safe haven for families faced with an emergency or crisis. Pictured: Saint Louis Crisis Nursery Young Professional board member Mark Niemeyer and Nursery board member Bryan Kaemmerer.