St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness recently hosted a fund & awareness raising event, Painting with a Purpose’ at the Creve Coeur location of Painting with a Twist. The event welcomed a capacity crowd for wine and hors d’oeuvres while they created a still-life painting of Four Vases.

Bank of America employees recently traded the bank for the classroom when they participated in Junior Achievement’s annual JA In A Day event, which pairs local professionals with K-8 classrooms to teach about topics ranging from family and community to the global marketplace and economics for success. Pictured: Bank of America's Alex Fuentes participates in JA in a Day

St. Louis's premier interior designers joined forces for a good cause to design children's chairs to be auctioned off at the recent Variety the Children's Charity Runway Lights Fashion Show. Pictured: Carolyn Grove, Sandra Ford, Gigi Lombrano, Yvonne Trudeaux, Lynn Eastin, Alan Brainerd, Donna Depenthal, Holly Blumeyer, Lenore Pepper, Elke Koch and Emily Castle.

Fidelity Investments surprised the students of Soldan International Studies High School with new musical instruments collectively valued at more than $22,000. The donation was made as part of Fidelity’s ongoing effort to support music programs in public schools across the country. Pictured: Soldan HS band members Jamika Jones and Ranier Conley check out new instruments donated by Fidelity.

The Millennium Hotel recently hosted the JDRF T1D and Me Educational and Networking Conference. Children were happy to participate in fun and informative activities, while parents and grandparents networked, learned new disease-management techniques and heard the latest in research. Photo by Dave Meyers.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, awarded a one-year infrastructure grant of $168,115 to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. The grant will enable more research and enroll more kids in clinical trials.

Assistance League St. Louis was chosen by Gateway Center for Giving as the Grantmaker of the Year in its 'Giving on Time' category. The mission of the Assistance League is to address unmet community needs on a short-term basis by providing services or goods in a timely matter.  The outreach program works with other nonprofits to continue the work that they do in the St. Louis community. Pictured: Jan Wacker of Boys Hope Girls Hope and Sandy Johnson of Assistance League

James Martin, an attorney and shareholder at Polsinelli Shughart, was honored by the German American Heritage Society of Saint Louis (GAHS) with the organization’s Stemmler-Hecker Founder Award. The award is presented each year to an outstanding individual who has who has provided special service to German American community. Pictured: James Martin with wife Jessica

Nationally recognized philanthropic historian Claire Gaudiani, author of Daughters of the Declaration: How Women Social Entrepreneurs Built the American Dream, discussed the important role of women as social entrepreneurs in creating America's strong tradition of not-for-profit citizen leadership at The Art Of Women in Philanthropy event held at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Pictured: Susan Block, Barbara Taylor, Claire Guadiani, Vicki Hill, Barbara Roberts, Anabeth Weil, Judy Levy and Pam Trapp.

Dierbergs Des Peres Culinary Event Center went to the dogs when Stray Rescue Founder Randy Grim assisted Dierbergs Chef Marianne Moore in 'Cooking for Man and his Best Friend,' a special interactive cooking class. Dierbergs donated 20 percent of the class proceeds to Stray Rescue of St. Louis. Pictured: Randy Grim and Marianne Moore.

The Archdiocesan Math League held its Spring Math Contest, welcoming students from six area high schools. A group of students from Kennedy Catholic High School came in first in the team contest: Michael Klein, Kyle Husak, Amelia Gardiner, and Haley Robison. The first place winners in the individual tests were Michael Klein (Kennedy), Kyle Husak (Kennedy), T.J. Poe (St. Mary’s), and Sam Shanks (Kennedy).  Photo: Haley Robison, Michael Klein, Amelia Gardiner, Kyle Husak, T.J. Poe and Sam Shanks.

Katie Wright, a Women of Achievement honoree, recently received a St. Louis City Lifetime Achievement Award presented at a Saint Louis University Black Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni ceremony. Wright is a writer, educator, historian and community volunteer. 

The Rabbi Robert P. Jacobs Jewish Fund for Human Needs announced that 10 area agencies will receive $20,000 in grant funding as part of The Jewish Fund, a joint program of the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Saint Louis Rabbinical Association with support from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and its Lubin-Green Foundation, which allocates grants to St. Louis area grassroots social services agencies that have little or no Jewish presence. Pictured: Kristin Bulin (left), executive director of grant recipient Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma, with members of the JFHN committee in front of a mural painted by clients of the Center.

Ursuline Academy recently hosted UA Leadership Academy, a two-day experience for seventh- and eighth-grade girls providing the opportunity to interact with other young leaders from throughout the St. Louis Archdiocese. Pictured: Ursuline Academy hosted 80 young leaders (white shirts) and welcomed back 26 returning participants as Junior Leaders in its UA Leadership Academy.

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