Fundraising Events

4th Annual Quarter Auction


Well over a hundred people joined us for fun and mayhem at our 4th Annual Quarter Auction event on Friday, January 15th.  Big thanks to our staff for some great gifts and gift baskets.  Lucky winners walked away with some pretty cool stuff, well and some crazy stuff too!  Watch your calendar for the invite for the fall!  Here are some photos from the event that raised $3,900.

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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