26th Annual Celebration for Children

In response to recommendations from public health officials and government authorities around COVID-19, Cornerstone Center for Early Learning has made the difficult decision to indefinitely postpone our 26th Annual Celebration for Children, originally scheduled for April 18, 2020 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause our supporters and friends, and are working to select a new date that protects the safety and well-being of our guests, staff, and community as soon as we have adequate information to do so.

Although our event will not happen on April 18, the needs of the families and children that rely upon Cornerstone Center for childcare, education, diapers and wipes, formula, food, and access to community resources will remain when this pandemic has ended. Our staff is working diligently to maintain support for our families in the weeks to come and also to make sure that we have the resources to continue doing so after this crisis is over.

If you are in a position to offer financial support during this tumultuous time, we deeply appreciate your continued investments in Cornerstone’s mission. Your donation can be made through Facebook or through our donation page. Your contributions go directly toward continued supports for Cornerstone families and to maintaining the employment of our teachers and staff during this time of need.

Information will be updated here as we have it and on our Facebook page.

Thank you for your patience, support and understanding as Cornerstone perseveres on behalf of the families and children that we serve.

A very special thank you to our Celebration for Children sponsors. Your partnership is crucial and immensely appreciated in this time of uncertainty.

BENEFACTOR SPONSOR ($10,000)

American Direct Marketing

AMBASSADOR SPONSORS ($5,000)

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

COMPANION SPONSORS ($2,500)

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

PHOTO BOOTH SPONSOR ($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
Rich Hillesheim/Erlinger Crane Service
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
Cathy Beck/Total Finance Solutions
Clarence J. Diedriech
Connie and Edward Rhein
Continuum Technology Group, Inc
C.R.E.W. Construction, Inc.
Debra W. Brady
Gateway Taxi Service/Dave McNutt
Gayle Ortyl
Joseph and Patricia Lintzenich
Kate Cain
Martha and Gary O’Grady
Steven and Elizabeth Nichols
Tony and Becky Henle
Vicky and Ron Edwards

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

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

Looking for more information about Cornerstone’s annual Celebration event?

To learn more about how you can get involved, contact Dani Smith, Director of Development, at (314) 865-5244 ext. 314.