26th Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards

Becky Rasmussen

26th Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards

Date(s) - May 11, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Sheldon
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Each year, FOCUS applauds the efforts of the individuals, organizations and initiatives making a positive difference in the St. Louis community with our What’s Right With the Region Awards. All in our community are invited to join us for this inspiring evening of celebration and networking!


Nominations are being accepted through Jan. 31.

All in our community are invited to nominate organizations, individuals and initiatives in the following categories:

  • Demonstrating Innovative Solutions: Nominee has demonstrated innovation, creativity and vision in making the St. Louis region a better place to live, work, invest or visit.

  • Enhancing Regional Prosperity: Nominee is dedicated to the growth of the region and building a stronger workforce and economy for the benefit of all.

  • Improving Equity and Inclusion: Nominee has shown a strong commitment to promoting diversity, access, inclusion, opportunity for all.

  • Promoting Community Health & Well-being: Nominee is working to improve the collective health and wellness of our region’s residents, as well as addressing the social determinants of health.

  • Emerging Initiatives: Nominee is a promising new business, organization or initiative (in existence for 3 years or less) that is already serving as a catalyst for change.

Awards Celebration

Make plans to join us on May 11, 2023, to celebrate all our honorees, including the recipients of our Leadership and Alumni Awards. We’ll kick off the evening with a networking reception with  heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer/wine bar, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the awards celebration from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

What’s Right with the Region represents FOCUS St. Louis’ most important fundraising event of the year, and your ticket purchase helps to support our ongoing mission to educate and connect leaders and facilitate important conversations in our community.


Early-bird tickets will go on sale in late February/early March.


5:00-6:30 p.m. – Networking Reception
6:30-8:00 p.m. – Awards Presentation


If your organization is interested in participating through a sponsorship, please contact FOCUS Director of Development Michelle Stevens at michelles@focus-stl.org or (314) 657-4029.