Soroptimist International of Greater St. Louis held its 36th Annual Fashion Show at Garden Villas North? Villas director Julie Berthold partnered with Delmar Gardens North administrator Cathy Bono to host the luncheon, which included a fashion show, raffle and the presentation of the Soroptimist Ruby Award. The award recognizes �Women Helping Women� and was presented to Linda Ferber, who mentors troubled, pregnant teens.
Local student musicians won first place trophies at the Missouri Music Teachers Association state competition? The winning students study piano with Laura Schindler of Richmond Heights. Pictured: (seated) Jonathan Lin and Alice Hsu, who won first place in the junior high piano duet. Standing: Tong Zhao, who received first place for piano solo in sixth grade, and Samuel Wang, who received first place for piano solo in third grade.
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) hosted a Donor Appreciation Reception at Husch Blackwell LLP? Retired Judge Stephen Limbaugh Sr. and Husch Blackwell LLP partner Carrie Hermeling hosted campaign donors and supporters from the St. Louis area and surrounding regions. The campaign raised $675,000 to help provide high quality legal assistance. Pictured: Dan Glazier and Kent Syverud.
Former U.S. Senator Jack Danforth spoke at John Burroughs School? Danforth shared his thoughts on how to make a difference in the world and insider advice for those considering a career in politics. Danforth spoke at both morning assembly and later in classrooms with smaller groups of students.
Life Skills held its inaugural �Everyone Deserves a Shot� gallery exhibit at Third Degree Glass Factory? The event raised more than $26,000 for people with developmental disabilities. Nearly 200 people attended the exhibition, which showcased the photography of several Life Skills� clients. Pictured: Wendy Sullivan, president of Life Skills, welcomes guests at the gallery opening.
St. Louis Association of REALTORS� (SLAR) gave more than $37,000 in grant funding to 28 charities that help the homeless in St. Charles, St. Louis City and St. Louis County? Funds were raised through a variety of events and through direct contributions from the Association�s membership, MARIS and local businesses. Since its inception, the organization has raised more than $670,000 to help defeat homelessness in community. Pictured: 2011 RHAF grant recipients and SLAR board leaders.