Fontbonne University announced the recipients of the 2011 Founders Awards? The awards are presented annually to people in the St. Louis community who have embodied the university�s values as prescribed by the founding Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Pictured: Dorothy �DeDe� Caspari, Leon Henderson, Jene O�Blennis, Sr. Barbara Dreher and Fr. John Kavanaugh (not pictured: Anthony Thompson)
St. Louis Society for the Blind & Visually Impaired and The Delta Gamma Center for Children held their family festival? More than 1,000 kids and families attended the event at Shaw Park in Clayton. The festivities included magicians, clowns, live music, games and BeepBall. Pictured: Ron Hampp, David Ekin, Clayton mayor Linda Goldstein, Laurie Waters
Community School students donated 400 items for children at Cardinal Glennon�s Medical Center? The personal care items were collected during the school�s annual Fall Family Picnic.
Third grade students from Mary Institute and Country Day School spoke to Gateway 180�s donors about a new project? The kids from MICDS, who are regular volunteers with the organization, started the project, �Mack�s Backyard,� to raise funds and awareness so that homeless children have a place to play. Pictured: Sander, Kierstin and William Coovert, Amy, Jim, Ally and Amanda Kalishman
The American Heart Association announced that Rossman School raised the most money in 2010-11 of any Missouri school that held both Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart fundraisers? Students at Rossman raised $11,176 for the organization, which is approximately $3,000 more than the second-place school.
The Arts and Education Council received a $125,000 gift from The Boeing Company? The company generously donated the money to benefit the Council�s annual fundraising campaign. A portion of the donation will be used to fund the fourth year of the Boeing/Arts and Education Council Collaborative Grant program. The program is used to create and promote a more sustainable arts and cultural environment that engages people to become lifelong arts participants, patrons and practitioners. Pictured: Natalie Fama, Kevin Nicoletti, David Salmo, Kate York, Hannah Ingram and Ty Schlabach
Caring Solutions of Greater St. Louis held its annual fundraiser at Millennium Park? The nonprofit organization held its fundraiser to continue its efforts to provide innovative and custom-designed services for special needs children and adults. Pictured: Amy Watts, Patricia Hendren, Donna Pfeiffer, Tanner Boyd, Tom Boyd, Sally Boyd, Dr. Pris Bass
Former catcher and new manager for the Cardinals, Mike Matheny, presented Ranken Jordan Pediatric Hospital with a $100,000 check? The check came from the Catch 22 Foundation, as part of Matheny�s annual charity golf tournament. Pictured: Dr. Nick Holekamp, Mike Matheny