Marygrove’s Bloom & Soar event was held on February 24, 2017, at the Four Seasons Hotel.  Over 450 guests were in attendance.  A special thank you to our generous sponsors, including:  platinum sponsors, Albrecht Family Foundation and Drury Hotels; gold sponsors, Ascension and Centene Charitable Foundation; silver sponsor, Global Vision Technologies and all table and ticket sponsors (full list of sponsors in link below).  Over $600,000 was raised to help children overcome the emotional burden of abuse, neglect or other trauma

Alper & Nikol Oztok and Barry & Jackie Albrecht chaired the event.   The event committee included Carly Alsbach, Arlene Browne, Ali Desloge, Nicole DiMartini, Hillary Dutcher, Cindy Drury, DeAnn Gueck, Amy Hannah, Jennifer Jermak, Benton Jones, Annie King, Elaine Korn, Donna Lesniak, Felicia McCaskill, Avani Nayak, Lauren Pronger, Suzanne Rafferty, Gretchen Sander, Stephanie Schnuck, Tyan Tan, Claire Todorovich, Theresa Wangia, Nicole Wohlford and Emily Ziaee.

Marygrove recognized Karen Aroesty, Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League; Bill DeWitt III, President of the St. Louis Cardinals; and John Kemper, President and Chief Operating Officer of Commerce Bank. as Ambassadors.  The role of a Marygrove Ambassador was created to unify the voice and impact of individuals and institutions dedicated to enriching the lives of young people in need.  The evening, led by emcee Kay Quinn of KSDK Channel 5 also included an exquisite four-course meal, silent and live auctions, a presentation featuring Independent Living resident, Jermaine, and entertainment by Arvell and Company.

 A special thank you to our sponsors!

Stay tuned for details for next year’s event as they become available.





For more information, please contact Kathryn Feldt 314.830.6249 or