Access Academies held their 11th annual Celebration Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis to honor incoming freshman students and the graduates of 2019. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception before dinner. Bob Mathias, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Tom Mackowiak, Executive Director, welcomed guests while Evan C., 2019 graduate of Chaminade College Prep, gave the invocation and Maria Duran Garcia, 2019 graduate of Ursuline Academy, shared her Student Story. Tony Thompson was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. 

Access Academies benefits socially- or economically-disadvantaged middle school through high school students from the St. Louis area to successful college and post-collegiate careers through the support of over 35 enrichment programs, counseling programs and various scholarships.