Celebration for Children Dinner and Auction

2019 Celebration for Children

A Night Among the Stars
Celebrating 50 Years of Cornerstone Center for Early Learning

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Windows on Washington
1601 Washington Ave
Saint Louis, MO  63103

Rene Knott, KSDK-TV Anchor and Reporter
Honorary Chair and Auctioneer

Tickets
$85 per person
$600 for a table of 8
$800 for a table of 10

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Sponsorship opportunities available.

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Celebration for Children Planning Committee
Robin Baima, Chair
Jess Burgess
Cathy Cody
Maggie Gallagher
Claryssa Haugrud
Susie Dertke Hendin
Kamilla Johnson
Tyler Kirk
Marsha McGuire
Kathy Odenwald
Steve Odenwald
Carmin Pruitt
Angela Strum
Markie Hempen, Office & Operations Assistant
Anne C. May, Director of Development

A very special thanks to our Celebration for Children sponsors!

BENEFACTOR SPONSOR ($10,000)

Anonymous
John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub & Garden

AMBASSADOR SPONSORS ($5,000)

Carrollton Bank
Centene Charitable Foundation
Joseph Epplin and Margaret Zapf
PGAV Destinations

COMPANION SPONSORS ($2,500)

Anonymous
The Daniel and Henry Company
Property Assessment Review/David and Lucie Dempsey

PHOTO BOOTH SPONSORS ($2,000)

Commercial Bank
Express Scripts, Inc.

CLASSROOM FRIEND SPONSORS ($1,000)

Patty and Steve Ackerman
Ameren Missouri
Busey Bank
DPB Holdings
Mike and Maggie Gallagher
Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C.
Darcy Smith

SECTION SPONSORS ($500)

CHECK-IN SPONSOR

ARCTURIS

CHECK-OUT SPONSOR

Continuum Technology Group

ORAL AUCTION SPONSOR

Carmin and Adolph Pruitt

SILENT AUCTION SPONSOR

Darcy Hardwick Smith

IN-KIND SPONSORS

BEVERAGE SPONSOR

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

PRINT SPONSOR

Azar Printing

MIDNIGHT MULE SPONSOR

Joey B’s Food & Drink

2018 Celebration for Children

The 2018 Celebration for Children raised an all-time high of more than $193,000 for Cornerstone programs and services. The 24th annual Celebration for Children was held April 28, 2018 at Windows on Washington.  More than 300 guests attended the event with the theme “Learning to Bloom” and featured Rene Knott of KSDK NewChannel 5, dinner, auctions, raffles, a Golden Ticket drawing, and a video. Many thanks to all attendees, donors, contributors, volunteers, and an amazing planning committee headed by Board President and Event Chair, Darcy Smith, and Event Vice Chair, Robin Baima!

Celebration for Children Planning Committee
Darcy Smith, Chair
Robin Baima, Vice Chair
Cathy Cody
Monica Croke
Maggie Gallagher
Susie Dertke Hendin
Kamilla Johnson
Marsha McGuire
Kathy Odenwald
Steve Odenwald
Carmin Pruitt
Angela Strum
Markie Hempen, Office & Operations Assistant
Anne C. May, Director of Development

Click here to see our event covered in Ladue News.

A very special thanks to our Celebration for Children sponsors!

PRESENTING SPONSOR ($25,000)

Behlmann Automotive in Troy, MO –
Behlmann Buick GMC Cadillac and Behlmann Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

BENEFACTOR SPONSORS ($10,000)

Anonymous (2)
John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub and Garden

AMBASSADOR SPONSOR ($5,000)

Centene Charitable Foundation

COMPANION SPONSORS ($2,500)

Anonymous (2)
The Daniel and Henry Company
Joseph Epplin and Margaret Zapf
Hampton Village Pediatrics
Property Assessment Review/David and Lucie Dempsey

CLASSROOM FRIEND SPONSORS ($1,000)

Scott Amelung
Anonymous
ARCTURIS
AT&T
Busey Bank
Carrollton Bank
Commercial Bank
Dolan Memory Care Homes
DPB Holdings
Jerry Folz and Stacie Boney
Mike and Maggie Gallagher
Missouri Foundation for Health
Sal and Jan Ruvolo
Darcy Smith

BEVERAGE SPONSOR

John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub and Garden

BID NUMBER SPONSOR

Guarantee Construction

CHECK-IN SPONSOR

Continuum Technology Group, Inc.

CHECK-OUT SPONSOR

The Meyer Group

GOLDEN TICKET SPONSOR

Darcy Smith

ORAL AUCTION SPONSOR

Behr, McCarter & Potter

PRINT SPONSOR

Azar Printing

RAFFLE SPONSOR

Keeley Companies

SILENT AUCTION SPONSOR

Flooring Source LLC

SUPER SILENT AUCTION SPONSOR

Metro East Industries, Inc.

2017 Celebration for Children

The 2017 Celebration for Children raised an all-time high of more than $160,000 for Cornerstone programs and services. The 23rd annual Celebration for Children was held April 29, 2017 at the MOTOmuseum in Midtown. Approximately 275 people attended the event which had “The Magic of Play” as its theme and featured Rene Knott of KSDK NewChannel 5, dinner, auctions, raffles, videos, a photo booth, and a Wishing Well where guests donated dollars to purchase playground and water play toys and supplies. Many thanks to all attendees, donors, contributors, volunteers, and an amazing planning committee headed by Board member, Darcy Smith!

A very special thanks to our Celebration for Children sponsors!

BENEFACTOR SPONSORS ($10,000)

Behlmann Automotive in Troy, MO – Behlmann Buick GMC Cadillac and Behlmann Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub and Garden
Anonymous (2)

COMPANION SPONSORS ($2,500)

Centene Charitable Foundation
The Daniel and Henry Company
Hampton Village Pediatrics
Harold L. Zaring Charitable Foundation
Sandberg, Phoenix and von Gontard P.C.
Anonymous (2)

CLASSROOM FRIEND SPONSORS ($1,000)

Ameren Missouri
Carrollton Bank
Clayco, Inc.
Commercial Bank
Joseph Epplin and Margaret Zapf
Patrick J. Finneran, Jr.
Mike and Maggie Gallagher
Missouri Foundation for Health
Sal and Jan Ruvolo
Darcy Smith
Stephen and Angela Strum
Anonymous (2)

BEVERAGE SPONSORS
Marc and Carol Goldstein
John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub and Garden

BID NUMBER SPONSOR
Busey Bank

CHECK-IN SPONSOR
Metro East Industries, Inc.

CHECK-OUT SPONSOR
Husch Blackwell LLP

DESSERT SPONSORS
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate

ORAL AUCTION SPONSOR
Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association

PHOTO BUS SPONSOR
Darcy Smith

PRINT SPONSOR
Azar Printing

RAFFLE SPONSOR
Meyer Group, Inc.