Join United 4 Children in pursuit of our mission on September 9, 2021!

The evening promises an award ceremony and silent auction.

This year, you can join the Gala virtually from the comfort of your home, or in-person at Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis. Our in-person celebration will include music, a live glass art demonstration, hor d’ouevres, and drinks.

Ticket Costs:

$25.00  –  Virtual Ticket for U4C Partners and Young Professionals

$35.00  –  Virtual General Admission Ticket

$45.00  –  In-Person Ticket for U4C Partners and Young Professionals

$100.00  –  In-Person General Admission Ticket

Are you interested in becoming an event sponsor? Scroll down for more details on sponsorship benefits.

Nominate An Outstanding Childcare Provider, Nonprofit, or Supporter

We will present three awards during our annual Lighting the Way Gala on September 9, 2021: Childcare Provider Champion, Community Champion, and Contributor Champion. YOU can nominate anyone you think should be recognized for these awards by filling out the form below.

Nominate an outstanding provider of early childhood education for the Childcare Provider Champion, nominate a St. Louis nonprofit designated 501(c)(3) that joins in the work of elevating early childhood education for the Community Champion, and nominate a financial giving institution that supports early childhood education for the Contributor Champion.

Nominations will be reviewed by the Lighting the Way Host Committee to determine the recipient of each award.

If you have questions, please contact our Development and Event Coordinator, Stephanie LaFleur, at lafleurs@united4children.org or 314-261-0902.

Community Partners: 

Gary Parker

Brown School at Washington University 

David Dwight

Forward through Ferguson

Kate Schoemehl

Metro Medspa

Lisa Greening

Turn the Page STL

United 4 Children Board Members: 

Beth Csengody

Wells Fargo 

Mark Minden

Labyrinth Mobility 

Nikki Goodwin

Cigna

United 4 Children Staff: 

Deanna Finch

U4C Executive Director 

Stephanie LaFleur

U4C Development and Event Coordinator 

Lakesha Robinson

U4C R2Q Director 

Megan Mansouri

U4C Marketing and Communications Coordinator 

Interested in being a sponsor? Email Stephanie LaFleur at lafleurs@united4children.org.

You can view our entire sponsorship packet here.

Benefits:

  • 30 tickets 
  • Two-minute pre-recorded presentation at commencement of event 
  • Branded items and recognition in attendee gift bag 
  • Naming rights to Watch Party Event on the night of event 
  • Naming rights to signature cocktail  
  • Logo on every presentation slide and all print and digital collateral 
  • Presentation of the four community awards given during the event  
  • Prominent recognition in all of United 4 Children’s social media about the event 
  • Prominent recognition in all of United 4 Children’s media outreach about the event 
  • Prominent recognition with live link on United 4 Children’s website

Benefits:

  • 20 tickets 
  • Official “Auction” sponsor (silent auction launches online two weeks in advance of event) 
  • One-minute pre-recorded presentation 
  • Branded items and recognition in attendee gift bag 
  • Prominent logo recognition in program 
  • Logo on all print and digital collateral 
  • Prominent recognition in all of United 4 Children’s social media about the event 
  • Prominent recognition in all of United 4 Children’s media outreach about the event
  • Prominent recognition with live link on United 4 Children’s website 

Benefits:

  • 15 tickets 
  • Thirty-second pre-recorded presentation 
  • Branded items and recognition in attendee gift bag 
  • Prominent logo recognition in program 
  • Prominent recognition in all of United 4 Children’s social media about the event 
  • Prominent recognition in all of United 4 Children’s media outreach about the event
  • Prominent recognition on United 4 Children’s website 

Benefits:

  • 10 tickets 
  • Logo on select print and digital collateral 
  • Recognition in attendee gift bag 
  • Recognition in presentation 
  • Recognition on United 4 Children’s website 

Benefits:

  • 10 tickets 
  • Recognition in presentation 
  • Recognition on United 4 Children’s website

Benefits:

  • 4 tickets 
  • Recognition on United 4 Children’s website