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Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 1:06 pm | Updated: 10:19 am, Fri Mar 30, 2012.

Looking for a meaningful way to honor your mom this Mother’s Day? DIANE KATZMAN’s Mom-a-gram initiative, in partnership with Missouri Baptist Healthcare Foundation, helps uninsured or underinsured women in rural Missouri with the gift of a mammogram, ultrasound or biopsy. Donations levels range from about $136.50 (for a screening mammography) to $1,300 (for a breast biopsy); and for each donation gift of a Mom-a-gram, the donor’s mother will receive a corresponding piece of Diane Katzman Design jewelry, as well as a tribute card for Mother’s Day. Katzman, a breast cancer survivor, started Mom-agram in 2010. To find out more, call 996-5347 or visit missouribaptist.org.

Ladue H.S. grad STEPHANIE ANNE KANTIS (class of ’86) is returning to St. Louis to introduce her jewelry line, Stephanie Anne’s Kaleidoscope Jewelry Collection, at Neiman Marcus. Her trunk shows are slated for April 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with a cocktail soirée immediately following the April 5 show. For reservations, call 994-5016.

The FOX THEATRE has announced its 2012-2013 U.S. Bank Broadway Series lineup, featuring multiple Tony Award-winner, The Book of Mormon, which will be making its Fox debut. Also appearing on the St. Louis stage for the first time are War Horse, winner of the 2011 Tony for Best Play, as well as Broadway hits Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Million Dollar Quartet. A brand new 25th anniversary production of Les Miserables will kick things off Oct. 16; and Anything Goes, recipient of the 2011 Tony for Best Musical Revival, closes out the season.

Ten new inductees will soon join the Clayton Alumni Hall of Fame. They include DR. SCOTT ADZICK (’71), surgeon-in-chief at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; DR. JEFF DRAZEN (’64), medical researcher and editor-in-chief of The New England Journal of Medicine; civil rights and environmental advocate KAY DREY (’50); journalist and author JAMES S. HIRSCH (’80); St. Louis Integrated Health Network topper BETHANY JOHNSON-JAVOIS (’92); Home Works! executive director and Cultural Leadership founder KAREN KALISH (’63); the late JOHN MANN (’84), who led the revival of the West End Community Center; award-winning television screenwriter, producer and novelist ROBERT NATHAN (’66), whose credits include ER and Law & Order; the late CHARLES SHAW (’39), a World War II vet who later served as a criminal defense attorney in Missouri and Illinois; and HARRIET SPILKER (’54), a lifelong educator in the Clayton school district. The Hall of Fame ceremony takes place June 2 at the Saint Louis Club. For tickets, call 854-6014.

Longtime St. Louis attorney TOM SINGER has published a book recounting his family’s experiences during Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Never Forget: My Family’s Flight from Nazi Terror is now available on Amazon.com. Singer was 2 years old when his family fled Germany and escaped to the U.S. Singer, now 76, is a founding partner of Fox, Goldblatt & Singer.

Clayton-based Moneta Group has named DON KUKLA its new chairman of the board. Kukla, who joined the company in 1988, succeeds longtime board chair PETER SCHICK. Schick has been named chairman emeritus and will continue to focus on his practice. In his new post, Kukla also will continue to serve as trustee of the Moneta Group Charitable Foundation.

St. Anthony’s Medical Center’s board of directors has appointed JAMES GARDNER JR. as president/CEO. Gardner, who most recently served as president/CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System, succeeds Thomas Rockers, who retired March 28.

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