The 61st annual Fleur de Lis Charity Ball to benefit SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital was celebrated Dec. 28 at The Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. Twenty-six young women were presented to the Most Rev. Mark S. Rivituso, auxiliary bishop of St. Louis, before an admiring audience of family and friends. Mrs. Peter Fonseca served as ball chairman, with assistance from Fleur de Lis president Mrs. Jeffry A. Schmitt. To date, the organization has contributed a total of $2,967,000 to Cardinal Glennon. Last year, the hospital provided more than $6 million in free care to children from St. Louis and the bi-state area.
Pictured at top: President Beth Schmitt, the Most Rev. Mark Rivituso, ball chairman Mimi Fonseca