When…Marcone Supply sponsored the 10th Annual Kids and Clays Dinner Auction at the Edward Jones Atrium? More than 175 shooters and 400 dinner guests helped raise more than $225,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Metro St. Louis.

When…Fourth graders at Ste. Genevieve du Bois school helped raised money for a new playground by holding a bake sale/lemonade stand at Warson Woods Swim Club? The group was led by student council reps Emma Roethler and Teddy Phelan.

When…The Willows at Brooking Park held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new expansion, The Villas on Willow Breeze Court?

When…Amy and Bill Koman hosted the Adopt-A-School fundraiser launch party for Girls on the Run? The cocktail party featured Molly Barker, Girls on the Run founder, and kicked off a new initiative to raise money to educate young girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.

When…Ninety golfers participated in the Assistance League of St. Louis’ Annual Golf Tournament at Meadowbrook Country Club? This year’s event included a tennis tournament and helped raise $60,000 to help support the philanthropic programs of the organization.

When…Chesterfield Montessori School kicked off the new school year with the annual ‘International Grillfest?’ School families came together around the pool to share dishes representing their many nationalities. Children participated in face painting, ball games and played on the school’s three new playgrounds.

When…The REALTOR Housing Assistant Fund’s 2010 Annual Giving contest raised nearly $13,000 during a two month promotion? Member offices provided money to area charities assisting the homeless.

When…Gateway 180: Homelessness Reversed joined Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, BJC HealthCare and Ameren Corporation executives to dedicate the shelter’s Client Resource Room to BJC instructors Drs. Patrick and Elizabeth White? The organization provides a 24-hour emergency shelter for women and families in the state of Missouri.

When…St. Louis Healthy Families honored four local couples for their commitment to marriage and community service at Magic Chef Mansion? Lou and Jacqueline Brock, Aeneas and Tracy Williams, Kevin and Patti Short and Donald and Pat Carmody were honored.

When…More than $75,000 was raised for Lutheran Senior Services Benevolent Care Fund? There were 190 participants who golfed and enjoyed dinner and an auction at Whitmoor Country Club.

When…the Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association held its annual Memorial Open at Pevely Farms? The golf tournament raised nearly $25,000 for the Wings of Hope Medical Relief and Air Transport Program.

When…Bola and Benjamin Akande hosted the 2011 Webster Global MBA Class at their home in Town & Country before they began their one-year, five-country journey?

When…Marian McCord, executive director of CHADS Coalition for Mental Health, along with 562 participants, ran in the sixth annual Race Out of the Darkness event at Tower Grove Park? They raised $17,223 for the organization, which provides research and programs for adolescents and families dealing with depression and suicide.

When…University City Children’s Center presented its Vegetable Garden and Dinosaur Gourd Project at Science Flora at the Saint Louis Science Center? UCCC won the top educational prize and national award, the Ann Lyon Crammond Award, given by The Garden Club of America.

When…Archbishop Robert Carlson visited the Clayton Farmers Market? Among his many stops, he stocked up on iBONES scarves for his dogs at the MAKING IT booth.