Town Talk Features

In the Know: 5.16.18

center for hearing & speech
About 200 people attended the organization’s annual gala at Hollywood Casino, raising more than $51,000 to help people with hearing and speech disorders. The center also presented its inaugural Community Partner Award to the Redbird Rookies, the youth baseball program supported by Cardinals Care.

st. louis university high school

The Jesuit preparatory school (the oldest high school west of the Mississippi) celebrated its bicentennial with a community-wide event, including an outdoor church service, performances by students and a fireworks display.


Campaign chairs Sam and Marilyn Fox and Randy and Veronica McDonnell hosted a Character Education kickoff event for the nonprofit at the Saint Louis Club. CharacterPlus works to build strong school communities and recently received a $500,000 challenge grant from the Sanford N. McDonnell Foundation to expand the program in local schools.

circle of concern

The nonprofit’s food pantry has a new and much-needed delivery van, thanks to funds raised during its 50th anniversary gala. The previous van had racked up more than 300,000 miles collecting donated food from area grocery stores.