DR. WILLIAM PECK received the Washington University Eliot Society Search Award at the annual dinner of the William Greenleaf Eliot Society? The award recognized Peck’s 36 years of leadership, vision and service to the community. Peck is the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor of Medicine and the director of the Center for Health Policy at Washington University. Pictured: Chancellor Mark Wrighton presents Peck with the award.

CONSTRUCTION FOR CHESTERFIELD MONTESSORI SCHOOL’S NEW GYMNASIUM got underway with a groundbreaking ceremony? The LEED-certified building is going up, thanks in large part to the school’s ongoing capital campaign, and will feature a 4,200-square-foot gymnasium and multi-purpose facility. It is scheduled for completion in Fall 2012. Pictured: Chesterfield Montessori students participate in the groundbreaking.

PORK, FORK AND CORK, a benefit barbecue for Haven of Grace, took place at the Deer Creek Club? The event, chaired by Fiona Woods and Susan Schettler, raised more than $44,000 and featured live bluegrass music, fine wines and pork from Swabian Hall in every course.

MORE THAN $375,000 WAS RAISED for North St. Louis’ De La Salle Middle School? Money raised at the school’s ‘Catch a Rising Star’ event will help continue its tradition of excellence and allow it to operate as an independent school with its own governance structure and financial resources. Honored at the event as ‘Guiding Stars’ were Christian Brothers College High School, Bob and Maria D’Agrosa Sweney and Paul LaVigne. Pictured: President of De La Salle Middle School Corey Quinn and award recipient Paul Lavigne

THE HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS hosted its annual Adelante Awards? The event celebrated the Chamber’s 30th year and recognized the contributions of individuals, entrepreneurs and corporations in fostering Hispanic relations in our community. Fr. Lawrence Biondi, S.J., was the recipient of the Civic Award and Centene Corporation was recognized as the Hispanic Business Advocate of the Year.

NEW CITY SCHOOL’S FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE CHESS TEAMS EACH WON FIRST PLACE at the Missouri State Scholastic Chess Championship? The third grade team won second place. More than 450 students competed in the tournament. Pictured: More than 50 New City students participated in the championship in Jefferson City.

THE ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION AND U.S. BANK announced a $250,000 gift to the Library’s ‘Central To Your World’ capital campaign? The funds will be used to create an expanded computer center. Pictured: Joe Imbs, regional chairman and St. Louis Market president of U.S. Bank; Alison Ferring and Tom Schlafly, co-chairs for the ‘Central To Your World’ capital campaign; and Rick Simoncelli, president of the St. Louis Public Library Foundation.

MORE THAN 1,700 PEOPLE HELPED RAISE $120,000 at the eighth annual ‘Walk Run ‘N Roll for People of All Abilities?’ The funds will help eight St. Louis-area agencies that serve people with developmental disabilities, including Life Skills, Community Living, Emmaus Homes, Giant Steps, Pathways to Independence, Rainbow Village, St. Louis Arc and United Services. Pictured: Rams tight end Michael Hoomanawanui poses with Fredbird and race participants.