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Every year, LN salutes local nonprofits commemorating milestone anniversaries. Whether distributing and planting trees, providing a safe home for children in need or supporting those touched by cancer, these organizations continue to make a difference in St. Louis. To celebrate, we’ve shared a few of their histories and goals for the future.
Local nonprofits Circle of Hope Bracelets, Every Child’s Hope, National Council of Jewish Women and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center all work to give hope and healing to families throughout the community. And as beneficiaries of the 2013 Ladue News Show House at #23 Lenox Place, that message of hope and healing will be carried even further.
The Arts and Education Council has announced its 2014 St. Louis Arts Awards recipients, who are being lauded for achieving a legacy of artistic excellence, and for enriching the local arts and cultural community. The honorees are...
St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness recently hosted a fund & awareness raising event, Painting with a Purpose’ at the Creve Coeur location of Painting with a Twist. The event welcomed a capacity crowd for wine and hors d’oeuvres while they created a still-life painting of Four Vases.
Composer Terence Blanchard, Barbara Goodman and Gene Dobbs Bradford at the Arts & Education Council's Night at the Opera, an event held in anticipation of the world premiere of Champion by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.
LN’s 2013 Charity Awards had something new this year: an online system that offered readers the opportunity to nominate individuals and organizations for their community service. Congratulations to our winners!
EarthDance has breathed new life into Missouri’s oldest organic farm. The nonprofit is sustainably growing food, farmers and community one person at a time, through hands-on education and experience at the former Mueller Farm.
The middle-school years are tough, even under the best of circumstances. That's when kids are most susceptible to negative influences, with some easily falling prey to drugs, alcohol and gangs.
TAYLOR ROBINSON, a senior at Ladue Horton-Watkins High School, is one of 814 high school athletes nationwide who have been nominated to play in the 2013 McDonald’s All American Games. The 2013 nominees include high school basketball players from across the country who have been selected by coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee. Pictured: Taylor Robinson with Colleen Schoendienst, local McDonald's owner/operator
Grand Center Inc. will be presenting its annual Visionary Awards to six area women on May 13 at The Sheldon. Ranging from theater to music and every art form in-between, these women are making a difference in the St. Louis artistic community—and they don’t plan on stopping any time soon.
Caroline Kennedy will be in town next Wednesday, April 3, for the ninth annual Family Read Night at St. Louis County Library headquarters to discuss her new book.
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Ambassador Nancy Brinker was named Person of the Year at the George Herbert Walker School of Business at Webster University. Brinker is the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer organization and a former U.S. Ambassador. Pictured: Walker School of Business dean Benjamin Akande, Webster president Elizabeth Stroble, Ambassador Nancy Brinker and Webster provost and senior VP Julian Schuster.
Invitations are in the mail for one of St. Louis’ biggest events of the year: the Sneak Peak @ Saks to benefit SITEMAN CANCER CENTER takes place Oct. 25 at SAKS FIFTH AVENUE. The event will offer attendees an exclusive peek inside the store’s new main floor featuring 10022 Shoe, Saks’ signature ladies shoe salon, as well as a redesigned accessories and handbags department. For more information, call 935-5511. Event co-chairs are MILLIE CAIN and ALAN E. BRAINERD.
Major corporations with St. Louis ties help keep the city’s arts community vibrant and thriving. Here, they share their reasons behind supporting the following arts organizations.
When Debra Hollingsworth moved to St. Louis in 1988, a friend took her to Union Station and showed her the hand-cut Tiffany stained-glass window in the Grand Hall, which features the three great train cities of the 1890s: New York, San Francisco and St. Louis. The idea of the city as an important and vibrant place has stuck with Hollingsworth ever since. “So many organizations and businesses in our area help create this great city,” she says. “I think it’s beneficial personally for all of us to be engaged and involved in the community.”
A Night at the Opera June 6, 2012 Photographer: Lyubov Strauss The Arts and Education Council hosted its fourth annual A Night at the Opera event for major sponsors who gave thousands dollars, and donors of the Arts and Education Council. The guests were treated with a wine reception, buffet dinner and then opera. Timothy O’Leary, general director of the Opera Theater of Saint Louis, introduced guests to opera COSI FAN TUTTE by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and he invited guests to the performance at Opera Theater of St. Louis. Barbara B. Goodman, board member and long-time supporter of the Arts and Education Council has been sponsored this event for four years. Since 1963, the Arts and Education Council has raised and distributed more than $100 million, annually funding nearly 70 arts and arts education organizations, solely through private donations.
Cynthia Prost, president at Arts and Education Council of Saint Louis, Michael Weisbrod, Board Chair at Arts and Education Council of Saint Louis, Barbara B. Goodman, sponsor of A Night at the Opera, Timothy O'Leary, , general director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Cynthia Prost, president at Arts and Education Council of Saint Louis
United Way of Greater St. Louis welcomes CASSANDRA SANFORD (1) in her return as the 2012 chair of the Women’s Leadership Society giving initiative.