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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.
Story: Stuffy Mr. Darling lives in London with his wife and their three children, Wendy, John and Michael, along with their maid Liza and dog Nina. The children are treated to bedtime stories at night by the loving Mrs. Darling. Unknowingly, they are visited by the flying Peter Pan, who enjoys the stories himself. When Peter’s shadow is captured one night, he returns with the fairy Tinker Bell to retrieve it and is met unexpectedly by Wendy.
Ursuline Academy senior Adriana Esparza was named a 2013-14 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar. The honor recognizes Esparza’s high PSAT score and grade point average. This College Board program recognizes only the top 2 percent of Hispanic students who take the PSAT.
Polsinelli senior partner DOREEN DODSON has been appointed to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration. The commission directs the association’s efforts to ensure fair treatment and full due process rights for immigrants and refugees in the United States.
He has built 20 subdivisions and 2,000 custom homes in St. Louis, shopping centers in St. Charles and 35 ski condominiums in Breckenridge, Colo. He’s bicycled and hitchhiked throughout Europe and Africa. He has sculpted 10- to 15-foot-high metal works of art, as well as hand-carved 30 pieces of furniture for his first home. He’s also a gourmet cook, painter and avid fisherman. But this is not what drives Dick Manlin. It is his love of photography that he thrives on today.
BAFC Consulting, which offers organizational management services to educational institutions and nonprofits, welcomes JUDY SCLAIR as its new VP of administration. Sclair most recently served as superintendent of the Ladue School District.
The concept of the American dream was popularized by historian James Tuslow Adams, who described it as the dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement.
Elizabeth Broughton & Bryan Hartbeck
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.”
An eagle is magnificent but an albatross is unimaginable. Heck, for me a birdie is an accomplishment.
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.
The Metropolitan Match Play Championship trophy has many familiar names etched on it, including such amateur standouts as Don Bliss, Jim Holtgrieve, Skip Berkmeyer and Justin Bryant.
The common wisdom is that people who love their work are those who find the most success. Here, we feature three women who prove that common wisdom right: By following their dreams, each built a business that has seen more success than most of us would dare to dream for. As John Updike once said, “The refusal to rest content—the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one’s obsessions—is what distinguishes artists from entertainers and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.”
Entrepreneur Jason Jan admits he’s a little camera-shy. “I prefer to be humble,” says Jan, a husband and father of three children—two boys, ages 5 and 8, and a 7-month-old daughter.
Katie Marie Corey and Daniel Robert DiLeo
Former teacher Beth Fitzgerald took her creativity from the classroom to the city’s nationally recognized children’s museum as the current president of The Magic House. She is one of many University of Missouri—St. Louis alumni using a broad-based education to make a big impact on the community. “Our graduates are problem-solvers, innovators and creative thinkers who know how to think outside the box,” says chancellor Tom George.
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.
Rain didn’t dampen the crowd’s spirits at the second annual Almost Home gala, hosted at the Busch Mansion. On the heels of last year’s inaugural event, approximately $11,800 was raised.
The summer golf season is filled with tournaments, championships and qualifiers. Here are the latest achievements and news coming out of our local golf scene.
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.”
St. Louis is now home to the WORLD’S LARGEST CHESS PIECE, as certified by the folks at Guinness World Record. The 14-foot, 16-inch tall piece—a king—is 6-feet wide at the base. It was unveiled earlier this week to kick off the U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis in the Central West End. Tournament play began May 8 and will run through May 20.
T. Mark and Denise Elliott of Oronogo, Mo., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillary Ann Elliott, to Nicholas Grant Frey, son of Pamela Moore and Steven Frey of Des Peres.
This just in…Ladue News is proud to announce the finalists for the 2012 CHARITY AWARDS. They are: CITY ACADEMY, COVENANT HOUSE MISSOURI, FOOD OUTREACH, FRIENDS OF KIDS WITH CANCER, H.I.S. KIDS, OUR M.O.M. (Our Mark on Melanoma), SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN-ST. LOUIS, SAINT LOUIS CRISIS NURSERY and LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY-GATEWAY CHAPTER. The top three charities will be announced during LN’s annual Charity Award reception in June. Stay tuned!