26th Annual Celebration for Children | Going Virtual!
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!
Dani Smith, Director of Development
A very special thank you to our Celebration for Children sponsors:
BENEFACTOR SPONSOR ($10,000)
AMBASSADOR SPONSORS ($5,000)
COMPANION SPONSORS ($2,500)
PHOTO BOOTH SPONSORS ($2,000)
CLASSROOM FRIEND SPONSORS ($1,000)
BID NUMBER SPONSORS ($1,000)
SECTION SPONSORS ($500)
CHECK-IN SPONSOR ($500)
GRAPHIC DESIGN SPONSOR
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
David and Linda Smith
Debra W. Brady
Gateway Taxi Service/Dave McNutt
H. Robert Sanders
Jennifer and Rob Ladage
Joseph and Patricia Lintzenich
Martha and Gary O’Grady
Michael Angell and Ellis Anderson
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
Sarah Elizabeth Stoeckl
Markie Hempen, Office & Operations Assistant
Dani B. Smith, Director of Development
Celebration for Children Table Hosts
Dale Lewis and Julie Gammack
Joe and Mollie Hennessee