Delectable pies lured 110 guests to the home of Stephen and Ann Cortinovis, co-chairs of the Sweetie Pie Champagne Party and pie auction to benefit Saint Louis Ballet. Susan McHaney assisted Ivey Selkirk’s Mark Howald in auctioning off the delectable desserts, which raised more than $14,000 for the company’s educational programs, including The Saint Louis Ballet School, a Summer Ballet Intensive and upcoming productions.

Board chairman Leonardo Rodriguez explained the company’s efforts to give inner city children the opportunity to attend professional ballet performances, and artistic director Gen Horiuchi presented the spring schedule of performances.

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