On April 6, 2017, United 4 Children Lighting the Way at The Races Gala was a Kentucky Derby Style Affair that was a night to remember.  We even had our very own Colonel William “Harland Sanders” Barbieri as our Master of Ceremonies who gave us an unforgettable night of fun and excitement!  Our guests dressed up in their fancy derby duds and received prizes for the “Best Hat” and “Best Dressed”.  The evening was full of racing excitement as our guests watched and cheered on their race horses for a chance to claim the bourbon and wine prizes.

Together with your support $113,212.00 was raised (over $18,000 our goal)!  Thank you for helping us make this gala the most successful yet!  These funds will help feed, educate, and provide safe places to children who are at-risk in Missouri and Illinois.  It’s because of YOU that this is possible!

Special thanks to our Gala Sponsors Slay Industries, Knight Hawk Coal., Ameren, Emerson, ESRT, American Commercial Barge Line, CGB, Jackie Joyner Kersee Foundation, Express Scripts, First Bank, Edward Jones, The Mueller Family Foundation, Archford Angels, Cannon Utility Services, ESM Marketing, Grizzell & Co., Terra Engineering, The Fox Family Foundation, ArchCoal, and The Families of Coyne & Sobule.  

Thank you to the gala committee, board members, volunteers, staff and to every person that contributed to this event.  With your support our children will have the best possible lives.

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Thank you again for making children a priority!