This year, 75 is the magic number for Old Newsboys Day. For one thing, the nonprofit is celebrating the 75th birthday of chair emeritus Lou Brock. In his honor, Old Newsboys will make a $7,500 contribution to the Lou Brock Scholarship Fund at Lindenwood University.
Old Newsboys Day chairs emeriti Lou and Rev. Jacqueline Brock, Chairman's Circle founder and current chair Marilyn Fox, 2014 campaign chair Scott Niekamp
As the nation’s youngest chair of the Freedom Fund Leadership Dinner, John Gaskin III has led the St. Louis County NAACP event to a sellout crowd two years in a row. This spring, the Ladue High School grad and Benedictine College student will go for a hat-trick. “My grandmother, Esther Haywood, is president of the organization in St. Louis,” he says, proudly. “The NAACP is in my bloodline.”
The United States can predict the prison population by analyzing third-grade reading scores. Just ask Susan Nall, who explains how investing in education can decrease money used to correct social problems and mental health issues.
Youngsters with emotional and behavioral issues at Edgewood Children’s Center. Kids with hearing impairments at Central Institute for the Deaf. Families looking for a place to stay at St. Louis Transitional Hope House. These are just a few of the 250 nonprofits that benefit every year from funding provided by Old Newsboys Day.
Mike Walsh, Lou Brock, Wayne Kaufman
Rather than list the local institutions that Bob and Mary Lee Hermann have supported, it would almost be easier to list those they have not been involved in—if you could think of anything to put on that list. So while they may protest that they’ve slowed down in recent years, it’s no surprise to those who know them that they would be named among LN’s Most Dynamic St. Louisans.
More than 80 kids put on new complimentary school uniforms each year through the help of Manasseh Ministries. “It helps their self-esteem and motivates them--and lets them know someone cares,” notes Rev. Richard Jackson.
Michael Walsh and Maryann Wagner, the representatives of the Old Newsboys Day Fund for Children's Charities received the "For the Love of Children" Award. Michael Walsh, a board president of Old Newsboys Day Fund for Children's Charities, Stephen Zwolak, executive director of UCCC, Maryann Wagner, a executive director of Old Newsboys Day Fund for Children's Charities
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.
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As the little girl pulled item after item out of the backpack, each question was the same: Are these socks mine? Is this T-shirt mine? Is this toothbrush mine? The volunteer for Project Backpack, an organization that provides basic necessities to children removed from hostile residential environments, reassured her that the items were indeed hers. The little girl then asked, I don’t have to share the toothbrush with anyone?
Old Newsboys Day president Kevin Mowbray and chairs emeritus Lou and Jackie Brock with Mike Walsh
For one day every November, they’re on hundreds of corners, in the rain, sunshine and sometimes snow: volunteers in familiar aprons, selling newspapers to raise money for children’s charities. If you’ve driven anywhere in St. Louis on Old Newsboys’ Day, chances are, you’ve come home with a special edition of the Suburban Journal on your dashboard, and the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped a child.
A once-in-a-lifetime event is coming ashore in St. Louis: A TITANIC CENTENNIAL WEEKEND takes place April 13, 14 and 15 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic. The weekend will center around three noteworthy events, including a Missouri History Museum reception, exhibit and screening of the 1958 film, A Night of Remember; a Titanic Champagne brunch at Piper Palm House; and the pièce de résistance: ‘The Last Dinner on the Titanic’ at the Fox Theatre—a meticulously researched recreation of the ship’s first-class, 11-course menu that was served on that fateful night. Pro - ceeds from the April 14 Fox dinner will benefit the Fox Performing Arts Foundation. The foundation’s MARY STRAUSS, who has been planning the event along with JOAN QUICKSILVER and the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, tells us that she has become quite the Titanic expert over the past few months. For more information on the Centennial, call 657-5033 or visit titanic2012stl.com.
BILL CORRIGAN has been named to the St. Louis board of Old Newsboys Day.
Lou and Jackie Brock, Marilyn Fox and Mike Walsh
Pictured on the cover, front row: Mike Walsh, Marilyn Fox and Jackie and Lou Brock. Second row: Rowena Simpson, Tom Podlesny and Wayne Kaufman. Third row: Irwin Loiterstein, Ted Ruzika and Scott Niekamp. Fourth row: James Fogel, Steve Newstead and Mary Ann Wagner. Back row: Debbie Elkins, Bill Corrigan and Dave Bundy.
Contemplating how to raise $1 million for charity in challenging economic times could be daunting, but Michael Walsh describes the effort as rewarding and fun. Currently in his second year as chairman of Old Newsboys Day, Walsh, the CEO of Eagle Bank, appreciates the enthusiasm of sponsors and volunteers. “There’s tremendous energy and support for what Old Newsboys accomplishes in the community,” he says. “Last year we brought in several new sponsors, and every one of them has renewed their support for the upcoming year. That’s very satisfying, but what’s really rewarding is when they tell us, You delivered what you said you would. We had fun! What more could you ask for?”
December 24, 2010. Pictured on the cover, front row from left: Dave Bundy, Suburban Journals; Steve Newstead, Rubin Brown; Mike Walsh, Eagle Bank; Scott Niekamp, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network; Jim Bick Jr., Jones, Haywood, Bick, Kistner & Jones. Back row from left: Jim Foster, McMahon Berger; John Hessel, Lewis, Rice & Fingersh; Jim Fogle, Thompson Coburn; Doug Schukar, USA Mortgage; Ted Ruczika, Ruzicka Group Services.
Volunteer Jay Shields on Old Newsboys Day 2010.