Happenings: 5.3.17

cardinal ritter college prep
The high school hosted its annual Celebrating Success in Urban Education Gala at The Coronado Ballroom, raising $215,000 for student scholarships. Pictured above: Joe and Daria Conran, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, Pat and Peggy Sly

performing for pencils
The nonprofit, which was started by two John Burroughs students in 2013, raised more than $23,000 in donations and school supplies for area schools in need at its annual talent show. Students from dozens of high schools in the area performed everything from hip hop dancing to juggling. Pictured: Choir from Soldan International Studies High School

let’s make a move
Professional climbing athlete Kevin Jorgeson founded the local indoor rock climbing initiative Let’s Make a Move, which recently unveiled a new climbing wall at Herbert Hoover Club of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis. With help from local partners like Climb So Ill, the program hopes to change the lives of youth through climbing.

post holdings
Post Holdings donated $85,000 in support of The Little Bit Foundation’s programs and services at Mann Elementary in the Tower Grove South neighborhood. The nonprofit supplies basic needs to disadvantaged students in the area. Pictured: Post employees in a Mann Elementary reading nook

teabags of love no. 2
Bobcat Event Management & Consulting hosted an International Women’s Day Career Mentoring Forum at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark to promote women’s leadership and encourage discussion on career opportunities.