Marygrove held its 14th annual benefit, BLOOM: A Night in Morocco, at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis in that municipality’s downtown in early March. Amid a Moroccan-themed marketplace, guests enjoyed cocktails, a hookah lounge, a silent auction, belly dancers and more. Co-chairs Erin Rataj and Amber Pook welcomed guests before Monsignor Mark Ullrich and Bishop Mark Rivituso led everyone in prayer. Marygrove CEO Joe Bestgen recognized The GJ Grewe Family Foundation, and Gary Grewe led a toast to Marygrove.
Marygrove helps children and young adults grow up in a safe, nurturing environment and provides a stable, familylike setting for their upbringing. The largest therapeutic residential treatment program in Missouri, it serves more than 200 people daily.
“What a wonderful blessing it is to have these caregivers who take care of our children,” said Gary Grewe, representative of the GJ Grewe Family Foundation.