Announcing the 2017 What’s Right with the Region Honorees
Monday, February 20, 2017
On May 11, 2017, FOCUS St. Louis, the region’s premier leadership organization, will honor 20 organizations, individuals, and initiatives making a difference at the 20th 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.
City of St. Louis Treasurer's Office College Kids Children's Savings Program
ready + willing
St. Louis MetroMarket
Fostering Regional Cooperation
Honorees have brought entities together to create a new synergy and improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Affton School District
Forest Park Forever and the City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry
Normandy Schools Collaborative
Veterans Business Resource Center
Improving Racial Equality & Social Justice
Honorees have shown a commitment to promoting diversity, access and opportunity for all.
Sophie Bernstein, founder of Go Healthy St. Louis
The Ferguson Collaborative
North Side Community School
Saint Louis University Family Medicine Residency
Promoting Stronger Communities
Honorees have worked to address problems, develop initiatives, or make lasting improvements that result in stronger, more stable communities.
Kids Rock Cancer, a program of Maryville University
Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers
St. Louis Mosaic Project
Honorees are new organizations that are developing practical solutions, responding to identified needs and serving as catalysts for change.
Natalie DuBose, owner of Natalie’s Cakes & More
SIUE’s Grow Your Future: A Multi-generational Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Seniors Count of Greater St. Louis
FOCUS will also present the prestigious board-designated FOCUS St. Louis Leadership Award to Dr. Kelvin Adams, Superintendent of Schools for Saint Louis Public Schools, and the District’s Special Administrative Board.
All in the community are invited to help recognize these outstanding leaders at the 20th annual What’s Right with the Region! awards celebration.
What: What’s Right with the Region! Awards Reception and Celebration
When: Thursday, May 11, 2017 – 5 p.m. Reception; 6:30 p.m. Awards Presentation
Where: Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108
Tickets can be purchased at www.focus-stl.org/WRWR or by calling 314-622-1250.
Co-chairs of this event are:
Ann Marr Al Mitchell
President, WWT Foundation President, Monsanto Fund
Vice President, Human Resources Vice President, Community Relations
World Wide Technology Monsanto Company
Lead sponsors for the event include Edward Jones, Monsanto, Wells Fargo Advisors, and World Wide Technology.
Media sponsors for the event are FOX2 and KPLR 11, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and St. Louis Public Radio.