To celebrate it’s 100th anniversary in 2013, the city of Clayton has launched the CLAYTON CENTURY FOUNDATION. The group recently hosted a kick-off party at Clayton on the Park. Among those in attendance were Mayor Linda Goldstein, board members Judy Goodman, Lotta Fox, Michelle Harris and Ben Uchitelle and Foundation president Ken Goldman.
Attention SOLOMON SCHECHTER DAY SCHOOL alums! For the first time in the school’s 27-year history, it is hosting an alumni brunch for parents of students who have graduated from the school and local alumni 21 and older. For more information about the Jan. 25 event or to make reservations call 576-6177.
Art for a cause…LADUE MIDDLE SCHOOL is sponsoring ART WITH HEART, a fund-raiser that will benefit several area charities. Participating students have created original artwork that will be on display and up for auction at Plaza Frontenac from Feb. 8 to 16. Each student designates a charity to benefit from the sale of his or her artwork. This year’s recipients include: THE LEU KEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY, MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION, AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, HOPE CENTER FOR NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS and JDRF.
Into thin air…An important medical study published in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine includes data about two SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER VIPs, president DOUG KING and senior VP BRAD NUCCIO. They and several Science Center members climbed to the base camp of Mount Everest, where the amount of oxygen in their blood was measured for the study. Reaserchers are analyzing how climbers adapt to this oxygen change, hoping the results could eventually help critical care doctors re-evaluate treatment strategies in patients with low levels of oxygen, including those with cystic fibrosis, emphysema and septic shock.
Kudos to the students of SAINT JOSEPH’S ACADEMY, who recently raised $56,000 for charity during their annual Mission Week Fund-raising Campaign. The week kicked off with a community garage sale followed by five days of service work and fund-raisers to benefit the SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF CARONDELET’S missions in Peru and Uganda.
Former BOEING executive TOM GUNN has written Gunn Sights: Taking Aim on Selling in the High Stakes Industry of International Aerospace, a tell-all book about the aerospace industry. During his career, he sold more than $250 billion of military and commercial aircraft, missiles and space systems. His book follows his career through boardrooms, palaces, intelligence agencies and trade shows to provide an insider’s look at some of the most controversial weapons sales of the late 20th century.
Happy anniversary to HOME NIGHTCLUB in Ameristar Casino, which rang in the New Year and one year of business recently with a blowout party. The hotspot flew in Playmate of the Year SARA UNDERWOOD for the festivities. Since opening, the nightclub has hosted celebrities from Paris Hilton to Brody Jenner, which has landed it on the pages of People, InTouch, USWeekly and other publications.