While its most known attribute may be the Kentucky Derby, our recent visit to Louisville proved that this Ohio River town is a whole lot more than just a one-trick pony.
To celebrate their successful Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign, The American Red Cross and St. Louis Rams held a small luncheon at Café Napoli for representatives of their partner organizations. The campaign encouraged local schools, organizations, companies and individuals to send holiday cards to American military members, veterans and their families around the world. Pictured: Jill Myers, Cindy Erickson, Jim Woodcock, Molly Higgins, Jerry Kiske, Karen Kelly, Dick Clark
Interior designers simply cannot stop looking at beautiful things. It always is interesting to see how other creative people perceive a space, as well as how they reinvent uses for different pieces of furniture and decorative items.
Fifteen minutes of your time can save a life. January is National Blood Donor Month, and local hospitals are urging residents to help fill the need for blood and blood products.
The numbers are staggering: Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced and thousands more have yet to be accounted for in the wake of the super-typhoon that devastated the Philippines last week. I’ve received many caring calls, texts and emails from friends, colleagues and even strangers, asking if anyone in my family was affected. Fortunately, most of the Muycos live in Manila, which was spared from Haiyan’s wrath. But that sense of relief was fleeting, as seeing the images of those left hungry and hurting overwhelmed me. All I could think of was my well-stocked pantry and a hall closet full of toiletries and first-aid items...
In the 1960s, Col. Ben Robinson was serving a tour of duty in Germany when his mother became seriously ill. His commanding officer was notified by the American Red Cross, which, by congressional mandate, is the only organization authorized to provide emergency communications to the armed forces. Robinson was given leave to visit his mother, who hadn’t spoken for two weeks due to her illness, according to Cindy Erickson, CEO of the American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region. “When she heard his voice, she said, There’s my baby,” Erickson says. “The colonel really believes it was his presence—and the doctors do, too—that motivated her recovery. She lived another 30 years.”
St. Louis Bank welcomes STEPHEN CALLOW as senior VP of commercial lending. Callow has 28 years of commercial banking experience in the St. Louis area, including senior-level management.
For the third consecutive year, U.S. Bank has shown continued support as Platinum Sponsor of the Ladue News Show House. Through this, along with its many other charitable endeavors, the company commits to investing in the future of the communities it serves. “We believe that strong communities are built on strong foundations,” says Nicole Garrison-Sprenger, the company’s VP of corporate public relations. “In addition to providing financial support, we encourage all of our employees to get out in the community and strengthen it by giving of their time and talents.”
Polsinelli senior partner DOREEN DODSON has been appointed to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration. The commission directs the association’s efforts to ensure fair treatment and full due process rights for immigrants and refugees in the United States.
You can’t take it with you. That’s why as Sam Simon, co-creator of TV's The Simpsons, faces a terminal cancer diagnosis, he reportedly is giving away his tens of millions to charity. Like Simon, many St. Louisans are planning to leave a legacy through their charitable impact long after they’re gone. But how can you ensure your name will live on through the things you really care about?
A high level of knowledge does not guarantee a high quality of character, so area nonprofit CHARACTERplus works to combine the two into an enhanced education experience.
As fall harvest approaches, many people head out to experience classic Missouri Wine Country: rolling hills, vivid sunsets, winding rivers, fertile lands and warm people.
Cheryl Polk leads by example. And she hopes other women will follow. “Women in leadership positions should always seek to develop the next generation of leadership,” she says.
On any given Sunday, people gather inside to hear the message of the pastor. Standing at the pulpit with their undivided attention is the Rev. Terri Swan, the first woman to be the senior pastor in Salem in Ladue United Methodist Church's 172-year history.
Lifesaver Awards Breakfast to benefit the St. Louis Area Chapter of American Red Cross.
BLAKE YOUDE has been named executive director of Access Academics, a program that supports at-risk middle school students. Previously, Youde served as deputy superintendent of institutional advancement for the St. Louis Public School District.
A wedding is one of the happiest days in people’s lives. But at a recent reception, tragedy struck. That's when Dr. Pedro Suarez sprang into action after a fellow guest’s pacemaker failed, causing her heart to stop beating. The local health professional’s medical skills and rapid response saved her life.
Kim Eberlein (Volunteer Leadership)
Mission: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.