You may or may not have heard of Jovita Foster, Stephanie Leffler or Dr. Catherine Appleton, three women who are up and comers in the business world—but you should get used to hearing their names. Leading their industries with confidence, compassion and fierce determination, these powerhouses are transforming the future of their fields and quickly becoming some of St. Louis’ best.
Paraquad is pleased to welcome ADRIENNE DAWSON, ANGELA TATE and JIM ZAITZ to its board of directors.
The Missouri State Administrative Hearing Commission unanimously elected SREENIVASA RAO ‘SREENU’ DANDAMUDI to serve as president and managing commissioner of the panel.
Moneta Group welcomes communications manager EMILY BARLEAN to its team. Barlean’s work history includes working as senior corporate communications specialist and social media manger at Concordia Publishing House.
Jewish Federation of St. Louis
City Academy is going full STEAM ahead after receiving an $18,200 grant from The Monsanto Fund to support the school’s new initiative. City Academy added art to STEM, a nationally-recognized strategy for teaching science, technology, engineering and math, to create STEAM. Money from the grant will cover the cost of classroom supplies, equipment and field trips. Pictured: City Academy teacher Noah Hollenkamp works with student Deijiah Jackson
ROBERT BUTLER has joined Starkloff Disability Institute’s board of directors. Butler is executive VP at Smith McGehee Insurance Solutions in Clayton. Also, LORI BECKER has joined as director of development and communications.
You are invited to one of the year’s most glamorous events: a sneak peek behind Glamour: Costumes and Images from the Collection of Mary Strauss, an exhibition to benefit the Sheldon Art Galleries.
Marylen Mann grew up admiring history’s greatest philosophers, from Aristotle to John Locke—and she aimed to follow in their footsteps. “But my dad told me there were no employment ads in the paper for philosophers,” Mann recalls, chuckling. “He said, Do education, you can always fall back on that.”
Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of St. Louis will be hosting a Farm-to-Table Shabbat Dinner on Friday, July 12, at 7 p.m. at Claverach Farm in Eureka. The charge for the dinner is $20 per person. Register by July 11 at jewishinstlouis.org/WomensPhilanthropy. For more information, contact Jessica Litwack at 442-3806 or email@example.com. Women's Philanthropy provides an opportunity for every woman to affirm her Jewish identity, connect with and inspire others to establish themselves as full partners in the local Jewish community.
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.
Keller Williams Realty St. Louis in Kirkwood recently celebrated its annual RED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate) with plenty of flowers and sunshine. RED Day was created for agents and their families as a nationwide Keller Williams commitment to give back to the communities they serve. The Kirkwood team planted flowers for the City of Kirkwood to beautify the downtown area. Pictured from left to right are agents Dan Delpha, Andrew Hannigan and Denise Sanford.
It’s difficult to explain why, but national studies have shown that emotional and social health translate into improved physical health. And that’s exactly what St. Louis NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) sets out to achieve with its many programs and services, says program manager Karen Berry-Elbert.
Kim Eberlein (Volunteer Leadership)
It started as an innocent question one year ago to a long-time friend. Andrew Rehfeld knew the Jewish Federation of St. Louis had been looking for a replacement for the retiring president and CEO, Barry Rosenberg, and he was curious about the progress of the search. As his friend detailed the profile of the Federation’s ideal candidate, the associate professor of political science at Washington University was intrigued. “It sounded exactly like the sort of thing I was really interested in doing," he says. "The building of community—trying to inspire and move a community to a healthy and robust place where they are helping themselves and one another—was inspirational for me.”
2013 Charitable Events & Fundraisers
He’s making a list, so make sure your lil’ ones are on it! NEIMAN MARCUS’ annual holiday tradition, Breakfast with Santa, is just around the corner. Dine with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy pictures with Santa, face-painting, a petting zoo and other activities. Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 15, at The Zodiac. Admission for adults is $50; children, $30. Reservations are required, 994-5000.
Actor WILLIAM HOLDEN is the latest star to be inducted in the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Holden, a native of O’Fallon, Ill., made his mark in 1939’s Golden Boy—and the film’s title stuck as Holden’s nickname. Considered one of the greatest movie stars of the 20th century, Holden earned Academy Award nominations for his roles in Sunset Boulevard (1950) and Network (1976); and won the Best Actor Oscar for 1953’s Stalag 17. Other classic starring roles include Sabrina, Picnic, The Bridge on the River Kwai and The Wild Bunch.
Holocaust Museum Honors Survivors Leo and Sara Wolf The St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center By Diane Anderson Leo and Sara Wolf were recognized for their years of commitment and contributions to the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center. The special dinner, “Sustain Their Dream: Preserve Their History and Lessons” was held at the St. Louis Marriott West. Holocaust Museum Honorary Chairs were William Kahn and Karole and Tom Green. Dinner Chairs were Myrna Meyer and Judi Scissors. Guest speaker for the evening was The Honorable Jay Nixon, Missouri Governor. Among those in the crowd was Chris Koster, Missouri Attorney General. The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, a department of Jewish Federation of St. Louis, opened in 1995. Each year, more than 30,000 people visit the Museum. All exhibits are free and open to the public.
Barry Rosenberg President and CEO Jewish Federation of St. Louis
While Leo and Sara Wolf's harrowing Holocaust experiences are almost incomprehensible, their stories provide a valuable education and are the backbone behind the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center.
Local philanthropists Ken and Nancy Kranzberg get a reward every time they contribute to a nonprofit: They say seeing the look on the recipients’ faces is worth a million dollars.
Bunny Burson's "HIDDEN in Plain Sight" art exhibit opening reception was hosted by Jewish Federation June 21, 2012 Photographer: Lyubov Strauss An art exhibit and reception featuring Bunny Burson's "HIDDEN in Plain Sight" was held at a Jewish Federation evening of art on the town at the Bruno David Gallery. Around 50 young individuals came to the reception to hear a breathtaking personal story by Bunny Burson, a St. Louis artist. The event was hosted by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis' Ben Gurion Society. Ben Gurion Society is for individuals ages 25-45 who make a minimum individual gift of $1,000 to Federation's Annual Campaign. Andy and Jessica Millner, David and Danielle Singer were the event chairs.