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Posted: Thursday, December 30, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 10:09 am, Thu Nov 10, 2011.

When…The Confluence Partnership held its annual meeting at the Deer Creek Golf & Country Club? Co-chair Tom Schlafly and speaker Bob Duffy discussed preservation of the natural spaces along St. Louis-area rivers. The organization works to support a network of natural areas, cultural sites and recreational facilities centered on the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Pictured: Tom Schlafly, Sally Schlafly Cohn and Bob Duffy.

When…The Racial Harmony organization of Belleville, Ill., held its third annual ‘Hall of Fame Phenomenal Women of Metropolitan St. Louis’ dinner at The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows? Thirty-six women were recognized for their significant contributions. The organization’s mission is to promote understanding, cooperation and communication among all races and ethnic groups. Pictured: Dr. Katie Wright, Bessie Peabody, Dr. Constance Rockingham and Dr. Lillian Parks.

When…St. Louis Rams players spent an afternoon visiting children at the Saint Charles Crisis Nursery? Seven players from the Rams and its practice team joined Rampage, the team’s mascot, to hang out with the kids. Pictured: Jason Smith with a child from the organization.

When…Jewish Federation’s Young Professionals Division held a 2010 Campaign Closing Celebration featuring the Sklar Brothers? ‘One Night Stand Up: A Night of Comedy’ benefitted the federation’s family of 50-plus agencies, programs and services in St. Louis, Israel and overseas. More than 250 young adults enjoyed the entertainment, open bar and an assortment of candy. Pictured: Melanie Winograd, Ross Silverman, Adam Berkowitz and Andrea Kass.

When…Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School donated more than 3,000 pounds of food to area food pantries? Villa Duchesne’s Thespian Society collected the food as part of the annual TOTS-EAT campaign sponsored by the International Thespian Society. Each year the school’s thespian society ranks among the top 10 troupes in the nation for food collections. Pictured: Bentley Boldt .

When…Queen of Peace Center’s 11th annual ‘La Fete de la Mode’ Fashion Show was held at the Sheraton Westport Chalet? Mister Guy, Jillybean Children’s Boutique and The Fur and Leather Centre provided the clothing for the models and Bob Kuban’s quartet entertained guests. Proceeds from the event help provide behavioral health care to women with addictions and their children. Pictured: Connie Neumann and Bob McCulloch.

When…The 25th Annual Coldwell Banker Gundaker Auction was held at the Machinist Hall to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Metro St. Louis? The event raised more than $80,000 to provide a ‘home-away-from-home’ for families of seriously ill children being treated at St. Louis hospitals. Pictured: Jim Dohr, Carole McCabe and Glenn Vatterott.

When…Bill Koman, cancer survivor and founder of Pedal the Cause, thanked volunteers for supporting the fundraising cycling event? Pedal the Cause raised $910,000 for cancer research. The money will stay in St. Louis and go toward Cancer Frontier Fund, an initiative of Barnes-Jewish Foundation that benefits the Siteman Cancer Center as well as Children’s Discovery Institute at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Pictured: Bill Koman.

When…Seventy women participated in the first ‘VolleyFest’ fundraiser at Doubletree Hotel’s Club At Chesterfield? The round-robin tennis tournament, silent auction and luncheon raised more than $12,000 for the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University. Pictured: Dee Wharton, Roz Perea and Jennifer Ivanovich.

When…Bank of America donated $200,000 grants to two different local nonprofits, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and Big Brothers and Sisters of East Missouri? The organizations were named 2010 St. Louis Neighborhood Builders, the nonprofit category of the Neighborhood Excellence Initiative. Pictured: Steve Jones, John Fetcher, Patricia Mercurio, Becky James-Hatter and James Buford.

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