Youth in Need hosted its annual Celebration of Youth fundraiser on March 7 at the Ameristar Casino Discovery Ballroom. The event began with a sponsor preview party and was followed by dinner, a live auction and an after party. There were many auction items available to aid in the fundraising for the organization. The honorees of the event were JM Family Enterprises, Inc., and Mary Krogmeier, recognized for their years of support and service to the organization.
Youth in Need is one of the leading youth organizations in the St. Louis metro area. It 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," CEO Pat Holterman-Hommes says. "It’s our 33rd year for this event, and once again, we’re proud to have a sell-out 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."