When…City Academy received a $25,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund to support its science program? The program provides kindergarten through sixth-grade students with a balanced curriculum as outlined by the National Science Education Standards and National Science Teachers Association. City Academy is a private elementary school in north St. Louis and offers instruction to children living in underserved communities with few educational alternatives. Pictured: Fifth and sixth-grade science students at City Academy.

When…Marian Middle School raised $42,000 at its Third Annual Women’s Event? The scholarship fundraiser supports tuition for each of the school’s 75 economically disadvantaged students. The event featured KMOV News Anchor Vickie Newton. Pictured, back row: Marcia Niedringhaus, Helen Antoine, Christy Leming, Diane Davis. Front row: Nikki Navolta and Ga’Nea Jones.

When…Shriners Hospital’s ‘Chef Santa’ delivered four handmade gingerbread houses to children in an effort to brighten the holidays? Pictured: Santa, aka Chef George Gutier, and Austin Ogelsby.

When…The Magic House held its Donor Appreciation Breakfast? At the event, the children’s museum presented its annual Great Friend to Kids Award to Gerry and Bob Virgil. The award honors those who have enriched the lives of children, promoted a lifelong love of learning and brought beauty, wonder, joy and magic to young people in the greater St. Louis area. Pictured: Beth Fitzgerald, Barbie Freund, Gerry and Bob Virgil.

When…Memory Care Home Solutions celebrated the fourth annual Memories and Melodies event at the Chase Park Plaza? The celebration included entertainment by The Muny, St. Louis celebrities and honored those who have helped the organization. About 300 supporters attended the event, which brought in more than $200,000. The Memory Care Home Solutions Alzheimer’s Community Service Award went to Mary Lee and Bob Hermann. Pictured: Lisa Baron, Mary Lee and Bob Hermann.