Guests of COPE24’s annual Power of Parenting Gala in early November enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and raffle before sitting down for dinner at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac hotel. Guy Phillips served as the emcee and auctioneer for the live auction. Guests who couldn’t attend in-person had the option to attend and support COPE24 virtually.
“COPE24 is on [a] mission to ‘make parenting education a national priority,’” founder Rene Howitt says. “We are raising awareness and fighting for change in our educational system. We believe that parenting and/or child development education should become a priority in our high schools. Strengthening the healthiness of our families and breaking the generational cycles of family dysfunction can improve with education.”