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Posted: Friday, April 8, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 10:09 am, Thu Nov 10, 2011.

When…Longtime supporter and professional photographer Dave Myers received the Volunteer of the Year Award at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk Awards Celebration? Dave’s son Addison was diagnosed at age 9 with insulin dependent diabetes. Presenting the award was JDRF special events manager Ally Klein. Pictured: Dave Myers and Ally Klein.

When…CHIPS Health and Wellness Center played host at A Night at the Savoy at the Sheraton Chalet at Westport? The benefit gala and auction was designed with the theme of the famous 1920s Savoy Club. More than 300 guests were in attendance. The nonprofit provides health care and social services for the uninsured and underserved, regardless of their ability to pay. Pictured: Donald Beimdiek and Judy Bentley.

When…More than $46,000 was raised at Musical Mayhem, the annual fundraiser to benefit the Center for Hearing & Speech? Guests enjoyed cocktails, casino games and music by Just in Time at Harrah’s St. Louis Hotel & Casino. Pictured: John Sondag, Rich Niemann, Marquita and Joe Wiley.

When…Caring Solutions held its 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Champions Club at Busch Stadium? Both silent and live auctions were held with Jim Holder as emcee. Nearly $30,000 was raised for Caring Solutions, an organization that provides neighborhood-based support services to children and adults who have developmental disabilities. Pictured: Stuart and Kathy Zimmerman.

When…Build-A-Bear Workshop donated 130 bears to Senior Connections for senior residents at the Mary Ryder Home? Jill Saunders, director of bear relations, presented the bears to more than 20 Senior Connections volunteers. Senior Connections is the main program of The Singer Institute, a local nonprofit serving lost and forgotten people in the St. Louis community, offering a solution for combating social isolation among seniors. Pictured: Lauren Hoffmann, Jill Saunders, Dr. Suzsanne Singer and Toni Moran.

When…Residents of the Green Park Senior Living Community donated money to buy stuffed animals for the Cardinal Glennon Pediatric Emergency Care at St. Anthony’s? Children were able to pick an animal as part of ‘Project Plush for Valentine’s Day.’ Pictured: Rita Srum and Nevaeh Mathews.

When…The Jewish Family & Children’s Service received $60,000 in state tax credits from the Neighborhood Assistance Program? Instrumental in securing these credits was Mo. Sen. Jane Cunningham. Credits will support the organization’s In-Home/Homemaker Program that provides light housekeeping, personal care, transportation and meal preparation to adults with special needs. Pictured: Barbara Barnholtz, Louis Albert, Jane Cunningham, Lori Goldberg and Fred Steinbach.

When…Pre-Optometry Club students at University of Missouri-St. Louis collected eyeglasses and cases through donations at UMSL? The donated eyeglasses and cases will go toward victims of last year’s earthquake in Haiti. The group has set a goal of collecting 250 this year, in addition to 233 already collected. Pictured: Tina Ingoldsby, Yunho Kim, Xavier Robinson, Cortney Luehrmann and Lucy Ellermann.

When…Julie MacIntosh addressed guests at the Walker Speaker Series at Webster University? MacIntosh is the author of the bestseller book Dethroning The King, the story about the fall of the Anheuser-Busch company and its takeover by In-Bev. Pictured: Julie MacIntosh.

When…Helen Fitzgerald’s hosted the St. Baldrick’s event to raise money for pediatric cancer research? Students and two dads shaved their heads and raised money to donate to the Charlie’s Angels team, in memory of Charlie Long, who passed away in 2006 from neuroblastoma. The team raised a total of $16,500 between the Helen Fitzgerald’s event and one held at House Springs Elementary School, where Charlie attended and where his sister currently attends school. Pictured, front row, from left: Johnathan Sharp, Chase Adams, Richard Meador. Middle row: Alyssa Hendrix, Christopher Rice, Chris Burnau. Back row: Bryan Martinez, Logan Soest, David Wright. 

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