In the Know: 2.13.19
home builders association
President Dale Black presented a $15,000 donation to Abby Kim of Rainbow Village Properties (pictured at top). The nonprofit serves individuals with developmental disabilities, and the donation will go toward an outdoor pavilion at its Wolff Community Center campus.
foundation fighting blindness
The nonprofit, which is focused on finding prevention, treatment and cures for retinal diseases, hosted its 10th annual St. Louis Dining in the Dark Visionary Awards. The unique event invites guests to wear a blindfold during dinner to experience vision loss firsthand. Pictured: Honorary co-chairs and Visionary Award honorees Paul DeJong and Harrison Bader of the St. Louis Cardinals
boathouse at forest park
Diners got to sample the cuisine of chef Jack MacMurray while helping St. Patrick Center. Fifty percent of the restaurant’s proceeds from Jan. 24 sales were donated to the nonprofit, which provides opportunities for self-sufficiency to people who are homeless or at-risk of becoming so.
The pizzeria donated $500 to the Maryland Heights Police Department, which won its Nominate Your Favorite Local Police Department contest on social media. Along with the check, Dogtown Pizza provided frozen pizzas, entrees and cookies for the hardworking officers.