27th Annual Celebration for Children

Save the date for the 27th Annual Celebration for Children on September 12, 2021!

Cornerstone Center for Early Learning hosts Celebration for Children annually to celebrate our community and support our work providing accessible, award-winning early-childhood care and education for families of all economic backgrounds.

Celebration for Children is Cornerstone’s annual gala and our largest fundraising event each year. Your support enables parents in need to improve their economic situation by working or going to school with the knowledge that their children are in a safe, nurturing environment. Your support provides at-risk children with the strong start necessary to begin school on track with their peers. Your help strengthens families and enables Cornerstone to provide parents and children with the means to fulfill their potential.

YOU can make a difference. Here’s how!

Share Your TIME

  • Join our planning committee and be a part of the team that makes it all happen. Email dsmith@cornerstonecenterstl.org for an invitation to our next meeting.
  • Spread the word among family and friends. Let them know that Cornerstone would love their help!

Share Your TALENT

  • Have a knack for baking? Donate a monthly delivery of your home baked goods to our auction. Enjoy painting or drawing? Submit a work of art. If you have a special skill, we’d appreciate your sharing it with us to help raise vital funds as an auction item. Email dsmith@cornerstonecenterstl.org to add your item to our catalog!

Share Your TREASURE

  • Own a vacation home? Donate a stay as an item for our auction. (Email dsmith@cornerstonecenterstl.org to add your vacation stay to our catalog)
  • Make a monetary donation. Every dollar counts.
  • Join Cornerstone as a Celebration for Children Partner. One hundred percent of your partnership donation goes to helping St. Louis-are children and families – and 100% is tax deductible. Click here to download our partnership (aka sponsorship) packet, or call Dani at (314) 865-5244 Ext. 134 for more information.

Have a question or want to get started? Reach out at the contact below.

Event Contact:

Dani Smith, Director of Development
(636) 484-2500
dsmith@cornerstonecenterstl.org

A very special thank you to our 26th Annual Celebration for Children sponsors:

BENEFACTOR SPONSOR ($10,000)

American Direct Marketing

AMBASSADOR SPONSORS ($5,000)

Anonymous
Carrollton Bank
Centene Charitable Foundation
Joseph Epplin and Margaret Zapf
PGAV Destinations
The Daniel and Henry Company

COMPANION SPONSORS ($2,500)

Christner
Dale Lewis and Julie Gammack
Express Scripts
Property Assessment Review/David & Lucie Dempsey
Wood Financial Partners

PHOTO BOOTH SPONSORS ($2,000)

Shapiro Metals/Liz Guthrie & Bruce Shapiro
World Wide Technology

CLASSROOM FRIEND SPONSORS ($1,000)

ARCO Construction
Commercial Bank
Guarantee Interiors
Laurie and Ray Van de Riet
Maggie and Mike Gallagher
Patty and Steve Ackerman
Russ Erlinger Crane Service Inc.
Systems Graphics
US Bank

BID NUMBER SPONSORS ($1,000)

Metro East Industries, Inc
Production Products

SECTION SPONSORS ($500)

Anne May
Carmin and Adolph Pruitt
Elasticity
Husch Blackwell
SmithAmundsen
Tony Irace

CHECK-IN SPONSOR ($500)

Omnia Group

PRINT SPONSOR

Azar Printing

BAR SPONSOR

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

GRAPHIC DESIGN SPONSOR

Jess Solomon

ADDITIONAL THANKS TO

Amy Poole-Yaeger and Robert Yaeger
Bill and Vikki Belgeri
C.R.E.W. Construction, Inc.
Cathy Beck/Total Finance Solutions
Chris and Emily Ann Brown
Clarence J. Diedriech
Claryssa Haugrud and Landon Vance
Connie and Edward Rhein
Continuum Technology Group, Inc
Darcy Smith
David and Linda Smith
Debra W. Brady
Gateway Taxi Service/Dave McNutt
Gayle Ortyl
H. Robert Sanders
Jennifer and Rob Ladage
Joseph and Patricia Lintzenich
Kate Cain
Martha and Gary O’Grady
Matt Padberg
Michael Angell and Ellis Anderson
Olivia Marcucci
Ron and Karen Lamberg
Steve and Leslie Goldberg
Steven and Elizabeth Nichols
Susan and Roy Hendin
Tammy and Andrew Schmaeng
Tony and Becky Henle
Vicky and Ron Edwards