More than 100 national and local celebrities and 1,200 diners recently joined forces to raise $87,000 for Saint Louis Crisis Nursery at its 24th Annual Celebrity Waiters Night. Guests enjoyed happy hour and dinner at J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks, and BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, as celebrity waiters, including KSDK’s Heidi Glaus and Chip Walker of Wells Fargo Advisors, picked up donations at their tables. The event also included a vodka bar, silent auction and raffle. Pictured: Karen Hughes and Chip Walker
What’s being billed as the gala event of the summer takes place under the big top later this month: Circus Flora's signature Flora Dora annual fundraiser will be held Saturday, May 31, under the big top adjacent to Powell Hall.
12 BARS OF CLAYTON pub crawl to benefit Autism Speaks to Young Professionals, HavenHouse St. Louis, Hope for Young Adults With Cancer and Stray Rescue of St. Louis, 12barsofclayton.com.
DR. COLIN DERDEYN, professor of radiology, neurological surgery and neurology at Washington University School of Medicine, has been appointed vice-chair and chair-elect of the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Tommy Tackett and his daugther Meghan Tackett. Meghan is a very rare child. She is the ONLY child in the world with both Spina Bifida and HLH. Spina Bifida happens to 1 in 1000 births. HavenHouse provide the comfort of home and a community of support during Tackett family stay in St. Louis for Meghan's treatment.
Lindsey Gibson, HavenHouse Development Director; Megan Keller, Melissa Porlier
Everett and Amy Johnson, James Markland, Principal at Edward Jones and HavenHouse Board of Directors member
Jamie Leeling and her daughters Quincie, Sarah and Callie. HavenHouse provide the comfort of home and a community of support during Leeling family stay in St. Louis for Quincie's treatment.
Virginia McDowell, Master of Ceremonies, HavenHouse Board Member, and President and Ceo Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.; Peggy and Mike Giertz. Peggy and Mike Giertz—the parents of a child who fought but ultimately lost his battle with bone cancer. HavenHouse St. Louis cared for them and their son, Jordan, in the final months of his life.
Steve Wohlert, HavenHouse President Board of Directors; Jim Messina; Virginia McDowell, Master of Ceremonies, HavenHouse Board Member, and President and Ceo Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
Book Signing with Emily Giffin HavenHouse St. Louis Saks Fifth Avenue in partnership with Left Bank Books hosted bestselling author Emily Giffin at Plaza Frontenac. Her six books include the most recent Where We Belong, which was pegged by Entertainment Weekly as a “Summer Must.” Following a question and answer session, hosted by McGraw Milhaven, radio personality for KTRS, Emily chatted and signed books for the 300 guests who attended. Richard LoRusso provided hors d’oeurves for the guests as his restaurant, LoRusso’s Cucina, was one of the mentions in her book. Also mentioned was the Bishop DuBourg High School. During the meet and greet Monica Sullivan, Director of Public Relations for Bishop DuBourg, and Carla Wehner, a current student, presented Emily with a Bishop DuBourg t-shirt. Kathy Sindel, HavenHouse Executive Director, attended on behalf of the organization. Ten percent of the book sales and sales from Saks from the evening went to HavenHouse St. Louis, whose mission it is to provide the comfort of home and a community of support for families traveling to St. Louis. Molly James
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.
Ladue News gladly announced the winners and finalists of its Charity Awards at the Saint Louis Zoo. Winners were St. Louis Arc, Stray Rescue of St. Louis and Hope Happens for Neurological Disorders. Also honored were finalists Wings of Hope, KidSmart, Our Lady�s Inn, HavenHouse, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and ALS Association. Pictured: Michele Rutledge, Kathy Sindel, Maureen Hill, Jennifer Miller, Marie Davis, Madolena Key
At HavenHouse, a patient from Belize finds a place to call home while
receiving medical care in St. Louis.
At HavenHouse, a patient from Belize finds a place to call home while receiving medical care in St. Louis.
As St. Louis grows in its reputation of providing state-of-the-art medical care by renowned doctors, more and more people venture here for treatment from around the country and across the world. For those patients and families, these local organizations provide a home away from home.
The charitable needs of our community are neverending, but these local organizations provide ways to make a difference—from a teddy bear to a $20 million donation.