11th Annual Lighting the Way Gala 2017

A Kentucky Derby Style Affair

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To Ensure Essential Care For All Children

Kentucky Derby Attire Recommended (Optional) or Business Casual

Join us for our 11th annual fundraising gala event, “Lighting The Way…At The Races”.  This Kentucky Derby styled event will be held at the Randall Gallery  999 North Thirteenth Street, St. Louis, MO 63106 on Thursday, April 6, 2017 beginning at 5:30 pm.  The not-to-be-missed gala will feature an array of delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, as well as silent and live auctions, and vintage Kentucky Derby races.

Hundreds of local supporters are expected to attend this fun and elegant evening.  Tesla St. Louis – University City has graciously volunteered to have a new Model S on display and is offering the “Ultimate Tesla 24 Hour Experience” as one of the many live auction items.

Our goal for this event is to raise more than $100,000 for disadvantaged St. Louis area children. Donations from the gala directly support these children with a safe place to stay after school, healthy meals and specialized training.  Combined these programs lead to healthy, more successful children and better life outcomes.

Specifically United 4 Children programs:

  1. Ensure that 1,377 children with special care needs have access to childcare.
  2. Guarantee that 8,739 nutritionally challenged children receive healthy meals each day.
  3. Keep 3,760 kids off the street and in a safe place after school.

“I believe that children are both the most vulnerable and valuable part of our society.  I am so grateful to our sponsors for their generous contributions, supporting and nurturing disadvantaged children in St. Louis” said Dawn Winkler, Executive Director of United 4 Children.

This year’s generous sponsors of Lighting the Way gala include Slay Industries, Knight Hawk Coal, Ameren, American Commercial Barge LineEmerson, Express Scripts, and Archford Angels.  Please contact Deanna Finch if you would like to help sponsor St. Louis disadvantaged children.

Individual tickets for the event are only $125.00 and may be purchased here.

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

For more information please contact Deanna Finch at 314-531-1412, Ext. 47 or finchd@united4children.org

We look forward to Lighting the Way with you!