The Insider

The Insider: 10.9.19

The Men’s Store at Neiman Marcus in Plaza Frontenac is sporting a stylish new look after a recent renovation. New clothing labels like Brunello Cucinelli, Tom Ford and ISAIA have been added to the mix as well. To celebrate the remodel, the department store partnered with Saint Louis Fashion Fund to host The Art of the Sartorial Gentleman, a special event with music, cocktails and the latest fashions.
Pictured: Matt Hall, Susan Sherman, Cheryl DiMauro, Emery Skolfield
Photo: Suzy Gorman

Kids will have exciting opportunities to learn about science and technology at an interactive exhibit set to open next year at The Magic House. Pharmaceutical and agricultural giant Bayer has chipped in $500,000 to create the Bayer STEM Pathway. “We believe it will inspire children to see that a wide range of interests and activities can translate into STEM-focused careers,” says Beth Fitzgerald, Magic House president.

Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School recently received one of the largest gifts in its 90-year history—a $1 million donation from an unidentified parent of former students. Head of school Michael Baber says the funds will be used to endow the English and math departments and will serve as a challenge gift for the Honoring Our Legacy fundraising campaign. The independent, Catholic elementary and high school is located in Frontenac.

For the third year in a row, the Arts and Education Council is getting a $1 million boost from Edward Jones, which has given a total of $12 million to the organization since 1978. Employees of the financial services firm raised $655,000 of this year’s total, and the company donated the rest. The nonprofit supports 70 arts organizations that serve 1.6 million adults and children in the bistate each year.