Fundraising Events

3rd Annual Golf Tournament

On Thursday, July 16th Probstein Golf Course was once again host for the 3rd Annual United 4 Children Golf Tournament presented by Slay Industries, Peabody Energy and Express Scripts.  Other generous support was provided by First Bank, Charah and East Side River Transportation.  Nearly 20 teams of golfers set out for this spectacular day which began with an amazing box lunch courtesy of Gamlin Whiskey House.  People really enjoyed the handmade chips. On a shot gun start, the beautifully landscaped course provided some tough dog-leg right shots, however, all in all, teams played well. Throughout the day special hospitality carts provided players with snacks and our own unique beverages along with cigars.  A wild challenge on the course was DRIVING your ball into the hole using a remote control dump truck! Players also got to bid on exciting silent auction items.  United 4 Children raised $24,000 from this event which will allow us to continue to improve the social, emotional, physical, and educational well being of our children by enriching the knowledge of families, teachers, and caregivers.  Special thanks to our Board of Directors, volunteers and staff for making the day special. Thanks also to the Golf Committee which included:  Glen Slay, Mike Mueller, Dominick Lesinski and Jerry Schaefer.  Patti Short our Event Director pulled the tournament together in expert fashion.

1st Flight A Kevin Haar Team with Andy Haar, Nick Archer, Joe Mafood
1st Flight B Terra Engineering – Chris Hutchinson, John Kohler, Chris Geldmacher

2nd A Gregg Filer Team with Ron Zaron, Jim Jost, Tom Caito
2nd B Dennis Gorg Sr, Maris Monpani, Kate Bolan, Lea Gorg

Longest Drive – Men – Jeff Holmes
Longest Drive – Women – Maria Montani
Closest to the Pin – Men – Dennis Gorg Sr.
Closest to the Pin – Women – Lea Gorg

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2015 Lighting the Way Gala

Dawn Winkler Executive Director, Jerry Schaefer Board Chair United 4 Children Board of Directors, Mr. Patrick Slay of Emerson, Ray of Light Awardee

Our 2015 Lighting the Way dinner and auction gala was held Thursday, April 9th at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis.  It was a festive occasion highlighting the contributions of Mr. Patrick Slay of Emerson, and Rev. Starsky Wilson of Deaconess Foundation.  Consistent with the vision of United 4 Children, our honorees advocate for a strong, healthy, and inclusive community where children and youth have enriching environments to reach their fullest potential.

Our generous guests witnessed firsthand the benefits of youth who participate in after school programs through a Jazz Combo from the St. Louis Public School’s Central Visual and Performing Arts High School.  Proceeding dinner, attendees enjoyed an exclusive youth performance of “Happy” by JRO Ministries.

Board Chair Jerry Schaefer thanked the audience for their support of United 4 Children and all of our major sponsors for the event including Slay Industries, Ameren, ESRT, Emerson, Edward Jones, Fox Family Foundation, and First Bank.

It was indeed, a festive and memorable evening.  The funds raised from the event will allow United 4 Children to continue to improve the quality and access of services for children and youth by empowering and inspiring families, professionals and the community.

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3rd Annual Quarter Auction

What a great time was had by all at our agencies annual quarter auction, held on Friday, January 16th.  Check out all the fun event pictures on our Flickr site at the link below! How exciting to see so many new and millennial faces. Congratulations to all those who won fabulous raffle items, the 50/50 jackpot and the many auction items; for only a quarter. This is a casual, fun, friendly atmosphere and we hope to see more of you there in 2016.

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2nd Annual Open House

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “Be an opener of doors” and that is exactly what we did! On September 22nd, United 4 Children hosted our Annual Open House.  Community members from near and far gathered together to learn more about our agency’s impactful mission and how our community, as a whole can work together-strengthening our program’s that open doors to so many children in need.

On behalf of our Board of Directors, Staff and children served, thank you for visiting our agency.

A special thanks to Costco Wholesale for their generous donation of food and beverages!

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2nd Annual Golf Tournament

The tournament featured several exciting contests with outstanding prizes including a car for the hole in one, courtesy of West County Nissan. Unfortunately no one won the car but there is always next year.  A successful event happens because of the help of many and we can’t thank our golf committee, sponsors, donors, players and volunteers, enough.  Start working on your swing for the 2015 tournament so you can be the one who drives home the new car.

A special thank you to our major sponsors…..

Tournament Sponsor
Peabody Energy

Gold Sponsors
Slay Industries and Ameren Missouri

Silver Sponsors
Charah, First Bank, ESRT

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