For 30 years, Ladue News has served as your source for what’s good in the community—and that’s not just lip service. Here, we present a number of area nonprofits whose good works translated to good news for our readers through the years.
“For many years you have consistently been a great advocate of so many worthy charitable efforts here in St. Louis. By giving higher visibility to these social service organizations, you have played a key role in spreading the word of so much good work. This community is so generous and you have facilitated their fundraising efforts, which help so many people.
“All of us here were truly honored to be recognized in 2007 as a Ladue News Charity Award winner. We applaud your efforts on behalf of all the charitable organizations and especially for the recognition you have given Mary Ryder Home in your pages.”
››› Tim Butler, executive director Mary Ryder Home
“I would like to thank you and the entire staff of Ladue News for supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Metro St. Louis through the beautiful Show House and in your publication.
“Thank you again for helping the families who stay at our three Houses and for furthering our mission. We are grateful— and we look forward to working together again in the future.”
››› Katie Underhill, communications coordinator Ronald McDonald House Charities of Metro St. Louis
“The city is home to many worthy nonprofits that have been established to address some very real needs that exist in our community. We are equally fortunate to have an abundance of generous individuals, corporations and foundations willing to answer the call by donating their time, talents and resources to help make a difference. Ladue News continues to do an outstanding job of highlighting the generosity that makes it possible for those of us in the nonprofit world to continue doing our important work.
“We often have great news to share about our students, volunteers and the innovative programming at City Academy, and Ladue News has proven a wonderful way to share what has been made possible with support from our community.”
››› Don Danforth III, president and co-founder City Academy
“We were pleased earlier this year to have Caring Solutions’ 10th Anniversary Gala mentioned in the ‘Were You There When…’ column!
“Several donors noticed and were pleased that Ladue News helped us publicize this benefit for children and adults with developmental disabilities who receive neighborhood-based support services from Caring Solutions.
“No doubt that a charity that is mentioned in Ladue News gets attention—especially from those who are willing to be generous with worthwhile organizations in our community. “Thank you again for the 30 years of charity coverage that your publication has provided for the community!”
››› Madeleine Hawn, executive director Caring Solutions
“We are grateful for this opportunity to say thanks! Let’s Start aims to break the cycle of incarceration in families by working with formerly incarcerated women and their children to support recovery and re-entry, mitigate the impact of parental imprisonment, educate the public and inform policy. Coverage in the Ladue News has allowed a broader audience to know about our work and in some cases to become involved.
“We are especially grateful for the photo coverage we receive for our annual fundraising event. It’s a source of encouragement for the women in our program to see their picture in the paper!”
››› Sr. Jackie Toben, director Let’s Start
“Ladue News’ coverage of the nonprofit organizations in the region is unparalleled. From social service activities to the artistic events, Ladue News can always be counted on to share and support our goals to give St. Louisans a richer, fuller life. After serving the community brilliantly for 30 years, I wish Trish and her team the very best for many more successful decades.”
››› Rick Dildine, executive director Shakespeare Festival St. Louis
“As the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery celebrated our 25th Anniversary last year, Ladue News was there for us in so many ways. Whether it was being a sponsor at Celebrity Waitresses’ and Waiters’ Night or showcasing one of our events in your beautiful publication, you were always there to give Crisis Nursery your amazing support. We cannot tell you how extremely grateful we felt to partner with you! With your help, we were able to reach more people and inspire others to Save Babies’ Lives, Keep Kids Safe and Build Strong Families!
“It means so much that you’ve helped us further our mission of child abuse prevention. Thank you from every Crisis Nursery board member, staff member, child and parent for sharing your time and resources to ensure that our mission continues to reach the community!
››› DiAnne Mueller, CEO Saint Louis Crisis Nursery
“It is easy for us to write this letter to let you know how much we have appreciated your publication over the past 30 years. Girls Incorporated of St. Louis is also celebrating 30 years of Service to the St. Louis Community and Ladue News has been with us every step of the way. For the past 30 years every important event, Ladue News has covered for us. From highlighting our big galas and Strong, Smart and Bold Luncheons to covering small gatherings and new hires, Ladue News has been there. We appreciate your dedication to the nonprofit community and hope that we can work together for the next 30 years.”
››› Kelly Kill, development associate Girls Inc.
“Your coverage and support of Sunnyhill, Inc. has meant so much to us over the years. Sunnyhill was honored to be recognized by the Ladue News Charity Awards in 2010. We received $1,000 to be used toward helping people with developmental disabilities achieve their dreams. It is nice to be recognized after so many years of service. We appreciate the coverage that the Ladue News has given not only to us, but to all local charities.”
››› Victoria James, president and CEO Sunnyhill Inc.
“Microfinancing Partners in Africa (MPA) has been uplifted and encouraged by being included in Ladue News. Not only does your coverage build awareness of MPA and introduce your readers to our mission, it also allows your interested readers the opportunity to share their service, time and passion with MPA.
“MPA applauds Ladue News for highlighting area nonprofit organizations. This shows your support of and commitment to the broader global community.
“Thank you for giving nonprofit organizations, such as MPA, a positive venue with the potential to broaden the perspective of your readers.”
››› Sherri Coleman, media coordinator Microfinancing Partners in Africa
“The Ladue News has always made art coverage a part of its mission, and has been a great help to us in promoting all we do at The Sheldon—from concerts and weddings to Gala fundraisers and gallery exhibits.”
››› Paul Reuter, executive director Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries
“We at Give Kids A Smile are especially grateful for the support we received from the Ladue News readers. Your efforts to recognize our organization as a finalist in the Charity of the Year awards was a profound honor. You readers expressed interest in our local free dental clinics for children and have offered their volunteer hours and financial support to sustain these events. Give Kids A Smile has just completed our 20th free dental clinic for impoverished children. Since 2002, Give Kids A Smile has given over $5 million in free dental and related services to 21,974 children. The community interest and support generated by the Ladue News has helped many healthy happy smiles to area children.”
››› Joan Allen, executive director Give Kids A Smile
“First and foremost, PayBack is an organization that helps atrisk teens…Secondly, PayBack is an advocate for the victims of these young people…Last but not least; as a by-product of what we do, we help build communities one labor hour at a time…
“Its only been through the support of people like Ladue News that we continue to help teens, victims and the community. Our last event, The Friends of PayBack Reception and Art Auction, was covered by your organization. WOW! is really all I can say. The professionalism and integrity of your staff was a breath of fresh air. As I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off, handling all the last-minute details, your staff was the one thing that I knew I didn’t have to worry about.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you, thank you so very much for helping our small little organization and by doing so, helping the kids, the victims and OUR community.”
››› Laura Wunder, interim development director PayBack Inc.
“Ladue News has been wonderful about posting pictures in their newspaper to help promote awareness for the Center and to benefit native Missouri wildlife.”
››› Jennifer Kornberger, manager of volunteers Wildlife Rescue Center
“Congratulations to you and all at the Ladue News for 30 years of charity coverage in our community! The recent article on our organization in the Sept. 23 issue was a great help in raising awareness of our history and all the fretted instrument music we support. And your listing of our events in Around Town has been a welcome plus. We thank you for all you do, and wish you continued success.”
››› William Ash, president St. Louis Classical Guitar Society
“The Ladue News has been a wonderful advocate for Support Dogs throughout the years. Our 30-year-old agency relies on the media to spread the word about all of our services, so we truly appreciate all that you do. From highlighting our service dogs who assist individuals with disabilities to focusing on our unique programs like TOUCH (Therapy of Unique Canine Helpers), the Ladue News has been a tremendous asset to our team. Not-for-profits like Support Dogs don’t have the marketing budgets to publicize our agencies but, with the help of community leaders like the Ladue News, we have been more effective in our quest to truly assist those who can benefit from our trained dogs.”
››› Rochelle Brandvein Support Dogs Inc.
“Ride On St. Louis (ROSL), Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapy, would like to thank you for your role in supporting our charity. As a grassroots organization founded in 1998, our limited staff ’s duties directly relate to our program mission and operations and focus little on marketing. ROSL is grateful and fortunate to Ladue News in sharing our story and increasing awareness of our services. Spreading the message of our services and volunteer opportunities is vital as the program utilized over 14,000 volunteer hours just this past year. Our volunteers play significant roles in the sustainability of our program and activities and often report wonderful experiences assisting our disabled riders. So we thank you for your help and encouragement in creating memorable moments, a better St. Louis caring community and support in the ROSL mission to provide new possibilities to those with disabilities.”
››› Marita Wassman, program director Ride On St. Louis Inc.
“The Humane Society of Missouri relies on the generosity of individual donors to support our mission of giving second chances to abused and neglected animals. Therefore, we appreciate the Ladue News for their generous coverage of our events throughout the years. The Ladue News helps us stay in touch with many longtime friends and potential new supporters. We know this because our friends tell us when they see us (and themselves) in the pages of the paper. Thank you, Ladue News, and congratulations on your 30th!”
››› Jeane Jae, VP communications Humane Society of Missouri/Longmeadow Rescue Ranch