UCP Heartland hosted its 2020 Dream Gala, “Yesterday Today Tomorrow,” at The Marriott Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis on Feb. 29. Guests were treated to a cocktail hour, silent and premier auctions, raffles, grab bags and live entertainment, followed by dinner, dessert and an awards presentation. The Heart of the Community awards were presented to the Berkeley Fire Department, which received the Guardians of Life Award, and to Andrew and Lauren Gillentine, who received the Volunteer Leadership Award. Honorary gala co-chairpersons were Brian and Nina Murphy. Art Holliday and Jennifer Blome, co-hosts at KTRS radio station, served as the evening’s emcees.
“This event is important because it helps the community understand UCP Heartland’s mission of providing life changing programs to people of all ages living with intellectual and developmental disabilities," says Clint Bolser, CEO of UCP Heartland.