Come Derby With Us!

There are thousands of disadvantaged children who struggle with challenges they need help to overcome.  We need your help to provide them with a brighter future.

Our goal is to raise $115,000 at this exciting Kentucky Derby styled event.

Donations from the gala directly support children by providing:

  • safe places to stay after school
  • healthy meals
  • social-emotional training
  • inclusion services

Combined our programs lead to healthier, more successful children and better life outcomes.  $115,000 will impact more than 1000 children.

Will you join us in Lighting the Way to a brighter future for our children?

Click below to register!

VIP Registration includes:  A photograph with our very own Colonel Sanders which also includes early registration at 4:30 pm, a champagne greeting, auction preview with first option to buy now, first chance for bourbon and wine pulls with a free mulligan, and private tastings. Tickets are $125 for general admission and $50 extra for the VIP Package.

For additional event information please contact Deanna Finch at 314-531-1412, ext. 47 or

Click here to view photos from our 2017 Lighting the Way Gala.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Light Sponsor – $15,000
Silver Light Sponsor – $10,000
Bronze Light Sponsor – $5,000
Spot Light Sponsor – $2,500
Glowing Light Sponsor – $1,000

Click here to learn How to Become a Sponsor.


Cheryl Gusewelle

Chuck and Janet Mueller