Announcing the 2016 What’s Right with the Region! Honorees
Friday, February 19, 2016
On May 12, 2016, FOCUS St. Louis, the region’s premier leadership organization, will honor 20 organizations, individuals, and initiatives that are making a difference at the 19th annual What’s Right with the Region! awards celebration. The honorees were nominated by the public and selected by a panel of community judges for their impact and service to the community.
FOCUS St. Louis will recognize the following outstanding honorees in five categories:
Demonstrating Innovative Solutions
Honorees in this category have demonstrated innovation and vision in making the St. Louis region a better place to live, work or visit.
Jazz St. Louis
St. Louis County Library
Fostering Regional Cooperation
Honorees have brought entities together to create a new synergy and improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Construction Forum STL
Flood Disaster Response Collaboration
St. Louis Family & Community Partnership
Improving Racial Equality & Social Justice
Honorees have shown a commitment to promoting diversity, access and
opportunity for all.
Arch City Defenders
City Garden Montessori School
Promoting Stronger Communities
Honorees have worked to address problems, develop initiatives, or make lasting improvements that result in stronger, more stable communities.
The Family Treehouse – Twigs
International Institute of St. Louis – St. Louis Citizenship Project
The Little Bit Foundation
Responding to Community Needs & Entrepreneurs
Honorees are new organizations that are developing practical solutions, responding to identified needs and serving as catalysts for change.
Alive and Well STL
The Ferguson Commission
STL Youth Jobs
FOCUS will also present the prestigious board-designated FOCUS St. Louis Leadership Award to Dr. Jason Purnell, Assistant Professor in the Brown School at Washington University, for his work on the For the Sake of All project.
All in the community are invited to help recognize these outstanding leaders at the 19th annual What’s Right with the Region! awards celebration.
What: What’s Right with the Region! Awards Reception and Celebration
When: Thursday, May 12, 2016 – 5 p.m. Reception; 6:30 p.m. Awards Presentation
Where: Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108
Cost: $50 per person; $35 for Young Professionals (under 30)
Register: Tickets are on sale now at www.focus-stl.org/WRWR
Co-chairs of this event are John Kemper, President and COO of Commerce Bank, and June McAllister Fowler, Senior Vice President, Communications, of BJC HealthCare. Lead sponsors for the event include BJC HealthCare, Commerce Bank, Edward Jones, Monsanto and Wells Fargo Advisors.
Media sponsors for the event are FOX2 and KPLR 11, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and St. Louis Public Radio.
Funds raised support the work of FOCUS St. Louis in developing leadership and building strong civic capacity.