2015 Lighting The Way

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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