26th Annual Celebration for Children | Going Virtual!

Thank You!

While we couldn’t meet and celebrate together in person for this year’s Celebration, we were still able to experience many of our favorite parts of the night – a fabulous silent auction, several exciting raffles and the opportunity to make a difference for children and families of all economic backgrounds.

How did my participation make a difference?

Your participation in Celebration for Children empowered Cornerstone parents to remain in the workforce or in school with the knowledge that their children will continue to receive nurturing, award-winning care and education. Cornerstone Center for Early Learning is a non-profit organization serving approximately 200 students ages 6 weeks to 5 years. 62% of our students are from working families with annual income under $30,000.

Every donation brought us closer to our total campaign goal of $170,000, and we’re so excited to announced that we’ve surpassed it! Our generous Give STL Day donors and Celebration sponsors had already launched our efforts with combined contributions of $120,000, and it was your generosity and participation in the Celebration for Children virtual fundraiser that helped us achieve our total campaign goal through over $50,000 in donations. Your generosity and our gratitude is beyond measure.

If you’d like to continue to support Cornerstone Center, please visit our “How to Help” section, or make a donation. 

For more information about the event and its results, visit our our Facebook page. You can also explore other past Celebrations for Children here and in the photo gallery below. Thank you for your support!

Event Contact:

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

A very special thank you to our 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

Additional thanks to our wonderful Planning Committee and Table Hosts:

Celebration for Children Planning Committee
Robin Baima, Chair
Chris Brown
Cathy Cody
Maggie Gallagher
Claryssa Haugrud
Susie Hendin
Kam Johnson
Lauren Kirk
Tyler Kirk
Marsha McGuire
Kathy Odenwald
Steve Odenwald
Carmin Pruitt
Jess Solomon
Sarah Elizabeth Stoeckl
Sally Torbitzky
Markie Hempen, Office & Operations Assistant
Dani B. Smith, Director of Development

Celebration for Children Table Hosts
Bridget May
Dale Lewis and Julie Gammack
Joe and Mollie Hennessee

Board of Directors at Cornerstone Center for Early Learning