When…American Equity Mortgage partnered with Rebuilding Together for St. Louis Rebuilding Day? Twenty-five volunteers came together to paint, clean, install new doors and fix plumbing and electrical fixtures at the home of a local woman in need.

When…local shooting enthusiasts participated in shotgun and sporting clays events at Strathalbyn Farms Club to benefit Friends of Saint Louis University Liver Center? Pictured in front: Kevin Haskamp, Ed Cuccio and Levi Haskamp. In back: Steve Axmacher, Gene DeFelice and Brooks Marsh.

When…a record crowd of 700-plus visited Blue Heron Farm to watch Epworth’s 15th annual Charity Polo Match? The event raised more than $10,000 to benefit Epworth Children and Family Services.

When…Plaza Frontenac held the 23rd Annual St. Louis European Auto Show to benefit St. Louis Shriners Hospital for Children? More than 10,000 car lovers turned out to see some 250 exotic and classic cars.

When…Connie and John Kurowski received Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International awards for their fundraising efforts? Connie was recognized for her efforts as co-chair of the 2010 JDRF Passport To A Cure Dream Gala, which raised $900,000. John was recognized as patriarch of the top JDRF Fundraising Family for the Metro Saint Louis/Greater Missouri Chapter.

When…Plaza Lexus hosted a wine tasting and silent auction to benefit Children’s Miracle Network? The event featured the band Midwest Transfer and was catered by Bristols. Pictured: Kelly and Jeff Meadows, Miracle Child Greta Thompson, Liz Adams and Jack Stapleton.

When…National City Bank opened its doors June 14 as PNC Bank on the corner of Lindbergh Boulevard and Ladue Road? Employees dyed the fountain in front of the building orange and wore blue shirts to commemorate the occasion in PNC colors.

When…St. Louis Children’s Hospital volunteers Jenna Hume and Amanda Bay were awarded $5000 Jane Spoeher college scholarships? Pictured: Glenda Seldin, Mary Lemkemeier, Hume, Susan Elliott, Bay, Sally Lemkemeier, Lisa Uxa and Lee Fetter.

When…Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. received Variety International’s corporate award during the Variety World Conference? Brenda Bax, director of marketing at Purina, traveled to Hollywood to accept the award. Also recognized was Technisonic’s Mike Stroot, who was chosen as one of 16 people from 43 Variety chapters around the world to receive a 2010 Presidential Citation.

When…Saint Louis Crisis Nursery held its 23rd annual Charity Golf Classic at Forest Hills Country Club? The event, chaired by sports director Steve Savard of KMOV-TV News 4, raised $81,000 and was sponsored by Emerson and other local businesses and donors. Pictured: Rick Schleuter, Jeff Kaiser, Kevin Varty and Mark Scheiner.