2020 What’s Right with the Region Awards

23rd Annual What's Right with the Region Awards

Thank you to all who helped us celebrate the St. Louis region on Sept. 3!

FOCUS St. Louis 23rd Annual What’s Right With the Region Program

Each year, FOCUS applauds the efforts of the individuals, organizations and/or initiatives making a positive difference in the St. Louis region with our What’s Right With the Region event. While the day-to-day challenges and issues facing our community prevented us from convening in person, hope is still abundant. This is a major reason why it was essential for the show to go on in 2020.

Congratulations to our 2020 Honorees!

2020 FOCUS Leadership Award
Otis Williams, Executive Director,
St. Louis Development Corporation

2020 FOCUS Legacy Alumni Award
Deborah Patterson
Leadership St. Louis 1977-78

2020 FOCUS Emerging Alumni Award
Antionette Carroll
Emerging Leaders 2013

Demonstrating Innovative Solutions
Covenant Place
HeartLands Conservancy
Lock It for Love, a program of Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice
Urban Harvest STL

Fostering Creativity for Social Change
Arts & Faith St. Louis
Circus Harmony
Opera Theatre of St. Louis
Prison Performing Arts

Improving Equity and Inclusion
FLOURISH St. Louis powered by Generate Health
Grace Strobel
Join Hands ESL, Inc.
Parents Learning Together at the St. Louis Arc

Promoting Stronger Communities
Community & Children’s Resource Board
Greater East St. Louis Early Learning Partnership
Provident Behavioral Health
Thomas Dunn Learning Center


Emerging Initiatives
MindsEye’s Arts & Culture Accessibility Cooperative
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Diversion Initiative
Wellston Tenant Association

2020 Sponsors

Leadership Sponsors
Edward Jones
First Bank
Kwame Building Group
Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis
Wells Fargo Advisors
Media Partners
St. Louis Business Journal
St. Louis Post Dispatch
St. Louis Public Radio