Youth In Need hosted its annual fundraiser, Celebration of Youth, in March in the Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles’ Discovery Ballroom. The event began with a sponsor preview party, followed by dinner, a live auction (with numerous items available to aid in fundraising) and an after-party. The honorees of the event were the Florida-based JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and Mary Krogmeier for their years of support and service to the organization. One of the leading youth organizations in the metro area, Youth In Need provides programs and outreach at nearly 100 locations in six Missouri counties to foster healthy development for children, teens and families.
“Celebration of Youth is Youth In Need’s largest fundraiser, and it helps more than 8,000 children and youth in crisis we will support this year," says CEO Pat Holterman-Hommes. "It’s our 33rd year for this event, and once again, we’re proud to have a sellout crowd in attendance. It’s amazing to see so many champions for children come together from all over St. Louis to support us and those we serve.”