It’s a milestone year for SING FOR SITEMAN, the annual event that brings together a group of world-renowned artists from OPERA THEATRE OF SAINT LOUIS to perform for one night only to benefit SITEMAN CANCER CENTER’s Discovery Fund for cancer research. The fifth annual benefit concert on Monday, June 9, will be held at a new venue this year: the 730-seat Performing Arts Center at John Burroughs School. Opera stars STEPHANIE BLYTHE, RENÉ BARBARA, SUSANNAH BILLER, PATRICK CARFIZZI, LEVI HERNANDEZ, SEAN PANIKKAR and ELIZABETH ZHAROFF will be accompanied by internationally acclaimed pianist CAROL WONG, who also serves as the concert’s artistic director. Co-chairs for the evening are KIM EBERLEIN and CHERI FROMM. For tickets, call 961-0644 or visit opera-stl.org/SingForSiteman. Ladue News is a proud media sponsor of Sing for Siteman.
Rogue, a genetically valuable Mexican wolf, was born last May and is the most recent birth at the Endangered Wolf Center.
It’s been a long time coming, and in a few days, Cardinal Nation will finally get to christen Ballpark Village, the 10-acre master-planned development designed around Busch Stadium.
There were merely seven Mexican gray wolves left worldwide in 1971. Today, the population is past 300 living in captivity, with more than 70 additional wolves living in the wild, thanks to Missouri’s Endangered Wolf Center.
In commemoration of its 90th anniversary, the APA has commissioned renowned local sculptor Harry Weber to create a ‘litter’ for its community art project.
One of the Endangered Wolf Center�s newborn kits
St. Louisan TIM BURKE is on a mission: Next month, he plans to complete a 146-mile ultramarathon in California’s Death Valley to raise money for a new school for SouthSide Early Childhood Center (SSECC). Burke, who describes himself as ‘an average runner,’ is the secretary of SSECC’s board of directors and works as a principal in the Insurance Marketing division of Edward Jones. He’s hoping to raise $140,000—or $1,000 for each of the 140 children the Center serves every year—through pledges. For more information, or to find out how you can help, visit southside-ecc.org.
Endangered Wolf Society Polo Match Endangered Wolf Center By Diane Anderson Endangered Wolf Center held their biggest fundraising event of the year. The St. Louis Polo Club treated guests to a charity polo match. This casual event offered those who attended a rare chance to see this thrilling, fast-paced sport in action. There was also on display and antique car show, kids’ activities and the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales. The purpose of the Endangered Wolf Center is to save wolves and other wild canids from the precarious path toward extinction. Spotted in the crowd were Ralph Pfremmer, chairman of the board, and Ginny Busch, executive director.
MIKE MATHENY (1) has been elected to the board of directors for Ranken Jordan –A Pediatric Specialty Hospital. In addition, STEVE CORTOPASSI has been appointed as chairman, replacing RICHARD VANDEGRIFT (who still remains a member of the board) and GEORGE EDINGER SR. as vice chairman.
It’s no easy task for a nonprofit to make it 10 years, let alone 100! We salute these local organizations, and all those that have stood the test of time with the goal of making our region a better place to live.
JOHN TVRDIK and TIM WINDLER have been appointed to the JDRF Metro Saint Louis/Greater Missouri Chapter board of directors.
One of six baby wolves at the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka
A group of pediatric specialists from St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is back from its fourth medical mission in Haiti. The team of doctors includes DANIEL NIEVA, DAVID LIMBRICK and KEITH RICH. Together, they have performed life-saving neurosurgery on more than 90 children (mostly infants) with hydrocephalus, a medical condition in which there is an excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain. The group is holding a June 18 fundraiser to benefit Project Medishare Medical Missions in Haiti. ‘Rally for Haiti’ will feature St. Louis’ first-ever adult tennis foam ball tournament. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.