College Bound had much to celebrate at their Annual Cap and Gown Ball, held this year at St. Louis Union Station. In addition to continuing its 100 percent high school graduation and college matriculation rates their students boast a 5x college graduation rate of their low income peers. This year's event featured success stories and a student meet-and-greet, program and live music. A crowd of 600 sought to match or surpass last year's record-setting $800,000. The money was raised to help provide academic and life supports to these promising students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve bachelor's degrees and successful careers, often being the first in their families to do so.