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18th Annual What's Right with the Region! Awards
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Join FOCUS St. Louis to celebrate and recognize outstanding success stories from our community.

5/7/2015
When: Thursday, May 7
5-8 p.m.
Where: Sheldon Concert Hall
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri  63108
United States
Contact: Felicia Pulliam
314-657-4026


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Thank you to everyone who made the

18th Annual What's Right with the Region! Awards a success!

 

On May 7, FOCUS hosted the 18th Annual What’s Right with the Region!  (WRWR) awards celebration, recognizing the efforts of 20 individuals, organizations and/or initiatives that are making a difference in our region. The awards were presented in five categories - click below to watch the videos.

 

In addition, FOCUS presented the prestigious Leadership Award to two men who have dedicated their lives to serving the youth of our community.

    Honorees

     

    Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate an individual, initiative or organization, and to all our judges for their thoughtful consideration.

     

    Demonstrating Innovative Solutions

    Citizens for Modern Transit's Try & Ride Program

    Food Outreach, Inc.

    Missouri History Museum - Teens Make History Program

    Saint Louis Earth Day

     

    Fostering Regional Cooperation

    Behavioral Health Response

    Cover Missouri, an initiative by the Missouri Foundation for Health

    Small Business Relief Program

    St. Louis Regional Interoperable Communications Core Group

     

    Improving Racial Equality & Social Justice

    Holocaust Museum and Learning Center

    inspireSTL

    North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony & Justice

    Starkloff Disability Institute

     

    Promoting Stronger Communities

    Call for Help, Inc.

    Ferguson Youth Initiative 

    Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church

    UMSL Bridge Program

     

    Responding to Community Needs & Entrepreneurs

    Healing Hearts Bank - National Council of Jewish Women - St. Louis Section

    Justine PETERSEN 

    LaunchCode

    Legal Services of Eastern Missouri's Community Economic Development Program

     

    WHAT'S RIGHT WITH THE REGION! 2015 CO-CHAIRS

    Ward Klein
           CEO, Energizer Holdings, Inc.
    Suzanne Sitherwood
    President/CEO, The Laclede Group, Inc.

     

     

      MEDIA PARTNERS
     


      LEAD SPONSORS - $15,000

     
       
     
      BENEFACTORS - $5,000

    Ascension Health 

    Emerson

    Purina 

    Thompson Coburn 

     

      CONTRIBUTORS - $2,500

    Ameren Missouri  

    Bank of America

    BJC HealthCare

    Commerce Bank

    Deaconess Foundation

    Maritz

    Southwest Airlines

    SSM Health Care St. Louis

    Webster University

    BACKERS - $1,250

    Citi 

    Development Strategies Inc.

    Fox Family Foundation 

    HOK

    Justine PETERSEN

    Lashly & Baer, P.C.

    McCormack Baron Salazar

    Missouri Foundation for Health

    Sigma-Aldrich

    Slocomb Livingston Group

    Stinson Leonard Street LLP
    University of Missouri - St. Louis

    U.S. Bank

    Washington University in St. Louis

    PATRONS - $500

    AdamsGabbert 

    Clayco, Inc. 

    First Bank

    Harris-Stowe State University

    Peabody Energy

    The Rome Group

    In-kind support 

    ALIVE Magazine 

    Kyle Jeffery Studios

    MCI Printing 

    Penguin America

    Pre-Sort, Inc.

    Reinsurance Group of America, Inc.

    Russo's Catering Company

     

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