What’s Right with the Region Awards
Too often, we get caught up in the challenges and issues facing our community. We all need a reminder now and again of the good that surrounds us, in the people and organizations who work tirelessly to make our region better. The annual What’s Right with the Region awards are a celebration of that.
Join us at the 21st Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration on Thursday, May 10, 2018!
Congratulations to our 2018 honorees, and thank you to all who submitted nominations!
Demonstrating Innovative Solutions
Arts As Healing Foundation
Home Sweet Home
The Missouri Coalition for the Right to Counsel
Special Needs Tracking & Awareness Response System (STARS), a program of SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
Fostering Regional Cooperation
Gateway Housing First and Places for People
Ready by 21 St. Louis
St. Louis Area Diaper Bank
T-REX Innovation Center
Improving Racial Equality & Social Justice
BESt Summer Pharmacy Institute
Metro Trans Umbrella Group
Springboard to Learning
St. Louis County Family Court – Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
Promoting Stronger Communities
Pattonville School District
Brenda Smith, Principal, Vashon High School 9th & 10th Grade Academy
Jason Watson, Director of Beyond Jobs
Active Advocacy Coalition
Better Together: St. Louis City-County Governance Task Force
Green House Venture
St. Louis CDFI Coalition
All entries are reviewed and scored by a committee of FOCUS alumni and community volunteers. Judges evaluate each entry on the basis of the following criteria:
- Fulfills category description
- Unique, innovation, otherwise worthy of recognition
- Has meaningful impact on community
- Overall effectiveness
The top four entries selected in each category will be recognized as the honorees at the 21st Annual Awards Celebration on May 10, 2018.
Tickets are now on sale for the 21st Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
5:00 p.m. – Networking Reception
6:30-8:00 p.m. – Awards Presentation
Sheldon Concert Hall
3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108
Each year, more than 500 people attend What’s Right with the Region, making it one of the top networking events in the area.
The FOCUS Leadership Award is presented annually by the FOCUS board of directors to individuals who demonstrate innovative leadership, generate a meaningful impact in the community, and encourage strong community leadership in others.
We’re pleased to announce Dennis Lower, President and CEO of Cortex Innovation Community, as the recipient of the 2018 FOCUS Leadership Award.
Past recipients of the FOCUS Leadership Award have included Dr. Kelvin Adams, Dr. Jason Purnell, Frankie Muse Freeman, Anna Crosslin, Chris Krehmeyer, Martin L. Mathews and Donald Suggs.
The St. Louis community is invited to join us to recognize Dennis Lower for his leadership and commitment to strengthening our region, as well as the 20 What’s Right with the Region! award honorees (to be announced in February).
2018 EVENT CO-CHAIRS
Richard J. Mark, Chairman and President, Ameren Illinois
Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D., President & CEO, Jewish Federation of St. Louis
2018 WHAT’S RIGHT WITH THE REGION HOST COMMITTEE
On May 10, 2018, more than 500 guests are expected at the 21st Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration – and we’d love for your company/organization to be a part of it! Your sponsorship helps to shine a light on the individuals, initiatives and organizations making a difference in our region, while supporting the ongoing work of FOCUS St. Louis to create a thriving region.
For more information on sponsorships, contact Vice President Jackie Kirouac-Fram at (314) 657-4029 or email@example.com.
Each year, the FOCUS Board of Directors has also presented the Leadership Award, designed to recognize individuals who demonstrate remarkable and courageous community leadership, have meaningful impact on the community, and encourage strong community leadership in others.
You can also check out videos of recent award recipients on the FOCUS YouTube channel.