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2009 Annual Report

Giving Hope

...One Life at a Time

Letter from the Executive Director Dear Friends, Take a look inside these pages and you will see that Covenant House Missouri has been blessed by the support of donors, friends and staff this fiscal year. Without your help, we would not be able to help the most vulnerable youth in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. In just one year, Covenant House Missouri has made enormous progress. This year’s donations made it possible to bring teens out of homelessness and into hope. We have helped 174 youth get off of the streets and into safe living conditions. This fiscal year, 105 of our youth completed high school or earned their GEDs through Covenant House programs. The lives of these teens and those around them have been changed forever. But there is still so much to do. Your continued support is critical to provide programs for our homeless teens. Suzanne Wagener Executive Director


Our Impact in 2009 Nineline Calls: Our national toll free hotline answered calls from 4,640 youth in Missouri and East St. Louis, Illinois. Mobile Street Outreach: Our outreach team visited 3,033 youth and provided shelter, food, blankets, resources and/or transportation to youth in need. Supportive Services: 27 youth earned their GED 88 youth enrolled in or completed high school 26 youth enrolled in college 105 youth completed our employment readiness classes 93 youth found jobs Drop In Center: 140 youth attended life skills and healthy relationship classes as well as participated in community volunteer projects and field trips. Crisis Services: This year, we were able to provide shelter, warm meals, showers, counseling and additional resources to create stable lives for 174 youths. 89% of youth were successfully discharged from the program into a stable living environment. Transitional Living Program: 47 youth successfully moved into our Transitional Living Program. The program provides a safe and caring environment for youth to live while furthering their education, finding living wage employment and working on skills needed for success. The goal for each youth is a successful transition to live in the community independently. 90% of youth were successfully discharged.


Words from A Youth “God’s Purpose” By Maurice When I came to Covenant House I was at a point where I felt there was no point to go on living. I was torn mentally. I had been running from a family who obviously didn’t want me to be a part of it. I felt that everyone God had placed in my life as an influence was not very influential at all. I did extreme things to escape the life and environment of drug use and the downward spiral to destruction. Growing up in an environment where drugs, gangs, police chases and killings are everyday events, it’s hard to be different. I thought God had given up on me, and had put me on earth without a purpose. I asked myself, “What am I doing wrong?” My pastor suggested a place where I could go and be myself, a place where people wouldn’t judge me by what I had or didn’t have. He showed me the Covenant House website and I decided to give it a try. There are so many programs to help broken kids get back on track. What I like about CHMO is that everyone is here for the same purpose: to better themselves. Covenant House is the best thing to happen in my life. I now know who I am. I know what I am worth to God and the world. Covenant House helped me to find God’s purpose and in that, peace and satisfaction. I have new goals. My past is just that, and I refuse to let it determine my future. I want to use the skills I have learned to make me into someone’s favorite English teacher and eventually, principal. I believe that is God’s purpose.


How You can Help in 2010 Your financial support enables CHMO to continue Opening Doors for Homeless Youth. Learn more and donate at Tributes and Memorials: Make a gift in recognition of a special occasion or in memory of a loved one – an excellent way to express your love. Charitable Gift Annuity: Allows you to donate cash, securities or other assets and receive a secured fixed income for as long as you live. Make a Bequest: Leaving a bequest to Covenant House Missouri creates a life-changing legacy for the future through your will. In-Kind Donations: Help youth in need by donating new underwear, socks, sheets, towels, hygiene products (deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, soap, etc.) or gently used clothing, coats, hats, gloves and blankets. Volunteer Opportunities: Donating your time to tutor, teach a class, volunteer with one of our special events, or simply help out with clerical work helps CHMO keep expenses down and allows us to provide more direct resources to the youth. Both individual and group volunteers are welcome. You can sign up to volunteer online at Young Professionals: Fun and philanthropy meet in this group for young professionals 21-40 years of age. Network, learn and advocate for our homeless, runaway and at-risk youth. Special Events: Buying a ticket or sponsorship to our CHMO Stan Musial “Hall of Fame” Gala is a fun way to raise funds to support our youth. Visit for more information.


Planned Giving “I don’t know what the future may hold, but I know who holds Our future is in the hands of the youth who will someday accomplish amazing achievements with the help of Covenant House Missouri. Now, through the Cornerstone society, you can leave a lasting legacy for the youth of CHMO. The gift you leave will bring hope to homeless youth. It will help our youth to accomplish their dreams and become an inspiration for the future. The Cornerstone is a special group of donors who have remembered Covenant House Missouri in their estate plans. Possible gifts include: gifts of stock, charitable bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and other options. You should consult your tax advisor for the right option for your individual situation. The founding member of the Covenant House Missouri Cornerstone is Dan Woods, a Board Member and friend of CHMO. Woods feels it is important to leave a legacy for future generations “These teens will be able to accomplish amazing things because of the help they receive from Covenant House Missouri,” says Woods. “I feel good knowing that my gift will enable a homeless kid to get off the streets and back into school, or get the counseling they need in order to change their lives.”


The Cornerstone Society the future.” -Ralph Abernathy, Civil Rights Activist (1926-1991) Another member of Cornerstone, Erik Solverud, says, “It gives me a positive feeling to know that because of my gift a youth will have access to shelter, counseling and other CHMO services. Members of the Cornerstone society are sent periodic updates about the youth of Covenant House and the good work being done in our community. In addition, members are recognized annually in various Covenant House Missouri publications, unless they choose to remain anonymous. “Remembering Covenant House Missouri in my estate planning was also a way for me to let others know how important the organization is to me. Hopefully my gift will also inspire others to get involved in the cause of helping homeless youth,” says Woods. “The Cornerstone Society gives me the ability to plan now so that I know my favorite charity will benefit later. I’m proud to be part of the Cornerstone Society and I hope that by joining I can inspire others to remember Covenant House Missouri in their estate planning as well,” says Solverud. If you would like to learn more about joining the Cornerstone, please contact Suzanne Wagener, swagener@, or 314-450-7661.


Ebony’s Story Since coming to Covenant House, 19-year-old Ebony's life changed in ways she never could have imagined. "If you want to get somewhere in life, you just have to go for it. I took a chance. I just put God on my side," said Ebony. With an attitude like this, it is hard to believe that just four months ago, Ebony was homeless and without hope. Prior to being homeless, Ebony lived in New Orleans, Louisiana with her mother, who was in an abusive relationship. Ebony knew she needed to get away, but she didn't know where to turn. She saved as much money as she could to buy a ticket on the bus out of town. When she arrived in St. Louis, she met and befriended a Samaritan who allowed Ebony to stay in her home for a night. The next day, Ebony met another woman, told the woman about her situation, and the woman called the police. "They took me to this shelter, but it just didn't look right. I was really glad when I didn't have to stay there," she said. Fortunately, the police were able to get in touch with the staff at Covenant House Missouri, and Ebony entered their emergency crisis program. Ebony's biggest surprise when she arrived at Covenant House was how nice the living space was. She says, "It was not what I thought a shelter would be." Eventually, Ebony made the next step into the Transitional Living program. Ebony has accomplished more than she could have dreamed. "I've been working hard on my GED. I just have one more test to see if I get it, but I've taken the practice test," she said. "I am also working with the Garden Rangers as my job." Ebony now has goals for her future that include continuing to work toward her GED, keep her part time job, attending college and eventually becoming a registered nurse. "I just keep setting goals for myself. I feel like now I really have potential," she says. "I've had a lot of down times in my life, and since I've been here at Covenant House, things are coming around."


FY 09 Financials Contributions, Revenues and Other Support: $2,053,292 Contributions From Individuals, Corporations and Foundations $579,319

Covenant House Headquarters Support $984,014

Contributed Services and Merchandise $32,359

Government Grants $344,306

Special Event Revenue (net) $113,931

Investments & Other Income: $76,461 Investment Income Interest and Dividends $20,347 Other Income and Gains $56,114

Expenses: $2,878,108 Supporting Services, Management and General Fundraising $516,982 Program Services $2,361,126

Total Revenue Total Expenses Change in Net Assets Net Assets, Beg. of Yr. Net Assets, End of Yr.

$2,362,468 *(232,078) $2,130,390 $2,878,108 --- $2,878,108 (515,640) (232,078) (747,718) $3,969,667 $ 255,518 $4,225,185 $3,454,027 $ 23,440 $3,477,467

* represents net assets released from restrictions


Donor Roll


We thank the following Business Groups, Clubs,Organizations and Foundations that have generously donated to Covenant House Missouri during fiscal year 2009: A Little Auto Sales Academy of the Sacred Heart Advisor, Ink. All Florida Insurance Adjusters Inc. Alpha Phi Omega Anonymous Ash Resources Auto Connection, LLC Auto Graphics, Inc. Axis Power Tuning Raw Performance B & E Industries B.J. Killian Foundation BAP, Inc. Behlman Builders, Inc. Beyond Touch-Ups, LLC Big League Broadcasting St. Louis Biomedical Systems Bremen Bank & Trust Bridge and Structural Iron Workers Local 396 Buckingham Asset Management Bussen Quaries, Inc. C Bennett Building Supply, Inc. Cardinals Care Cement Masons Union Local 527 Centrue Bank Century Sales & Leasing, Inc. Chaminade College Preparatory School Cher Mar Marketing, Inc. Children’s Charity City Lighting Products Compny Clear Channel Radio Clearwater Express Inc. Combined Federal Employee Campaign Commerce Bancshares Foundation Commerce Bank Conception Abbey Confi-Dents Paintless Dent Repair, LLC Crawford Taylor Foundation Crest Industries, Inc.

We thank the following Individual donors who have generously contributed in fiscal year 2009: $5,000+ Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kindl Mr.and Mrs. John King Mr. and Mrs. David Nieters Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. Rex Sinquefield Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sobbe Mr. and Mrs. Bill Suntrup Mr. and Mrs. Peter Werner Mr. and Mrs. Dan Woods $1,000-4,999 Mr. and Mrs. Steven Arndt Mr. Jim Burger Mr. Mike Chaffin Mr. and Mrs. Pat Corley Mr. and Mrs. William DeWitt Mrs. Dorothy M. Paulik Endowment Mrs. Brenda Ernst Mr. and Mrs. David Gamache Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Gasser Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gilliam Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gleason Mr. and Mrs. Jospeh Haslag Mr. James Holloran Ms. Jennie V. Landvatter Mr. and Mrs. Mark Johnson Ms. Rachel Keller Mr. and Mrs. John Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Morovitz Mr. and Mrs. Stan Musial Mr. and Mrs. Frank Palazzo Mr. and Mrs. George Putney Ms. Mary Cay Rackers Mr. Michael Ross Mr. Allan Ross Dr. Fred Rottnek Mr. and Mrs. David Sabada Ms. Laura Slay Mr. and Mrs. Erik Solverud Mr. and Mrs. Brick Storts Mrs. Angela Suntrup Monsignor Mark Ullrich Ms. Susan Vanhooser Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Wagener Mr. James Wilson Mr. Richard Zitzmann

Donor Roll $500-999 Ms. Diana Bourisaw Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Burchyett Mr. and Mrs. William Busch Mr. and Mrs. Lawerence Carafiol Mrs. Nicole Colbert-Botchway Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Corley Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cornell Mr. and Mrs. Harold Davies Mr. Timothy Dolan Ms. Karen Evans Ms. Jill Fivecoat Mr. and Mrs. Richard Frank Ms. Imelda Gavin Mr. and Mrs. Edward Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Hannis Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Jacob Mr. John M. Phelan Mrs. Betty Kraus Mr. Mark Krieger Mr. Patrick McEvoy Mr. John Modica Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Monolo Ms. Virginia Mueller Ms. Francis Pollnow Ms. Sharon Puricelli Ms. Joan Quilling Mr. Bob Sander Mr. Don Shearin Mr. William Sommer Mr. larry Stedenbach Reverend Robert Suit Ms. Joann Svetanics Mr. Ed Thornton Mr. timothy Wolf Ms. Nancy Wunderlich $250-499 Mr. and Mrs. William Abkemeier Mr. and Mrs. William Albair Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Allen Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Aubrey Mr. Frederick Brown Ms. Catherine Catsavis Mr. and Mrs. Michael Conley Mr. Daniel Dolan Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Dreyer Mr. and Mrs. David Edmonds Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fitzgerald Mr. Manuel Gayton Gayton Mr. Raymond Gilliam

Mr. Michael Godar Ms. Shelley Gossage Ms. Vera Gray Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Greiman Mr. and Mrs. Larry Griffith Dr. Gloria Grotjan-Miller Ms. Cathie Guirl Ms. Hannah Hagan Mr. and Mrs. David Henderson Ms. Margaret Holtman Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Jokerst Mr. John Johnson Ms. Grace Jungermann Mr. Louis Kettenbach Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Kippenberger Mr. Bill Kisling Mr. and Mrs. George Kloster Mr. Harry Langenberg Ms. Jean Larkin Larkin Ms. Kristin Stubblefield Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hart II Mr. Matt Richard Ms. Mary McManus Mr. and Mrs. William McNamara Mr. Richard McWard Ms. Vivian Mueller Ms. Debra Mueller Mr. and Mrs. Robert Newsham Mr. David Niemiec Mr. and Mrd. David Northcutt Ms. Deanie Reis Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rhodes Mr. and Mrs. Richter Mr. and Mrs. Mike Scharf Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Smith Mr. and Mrs. Sparks Mr. and Mrs. John Steitz Mr. and Mrs. James Suntrup Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Suntrup Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wright Mr. and Mrs. Ziegler $100-249 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Alexandre Mr. and Mrs. Deon Axthelm Mr. and Mrs. Santino Badolato Ms. Patricia Balke Mr. William Bates Mr. Edward Baur Mr. and Mrs. Scott Baxter Mr. Edward Beyers


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Ms. Susan Birmingham Mr. Lawrence Blumenfeld Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boone Mr and Mrs. Ted Bowen Mr. Frank Brandhorst Mr. James Brendel Mr. and Mrs. Craig Bruns Mr. and Mrs. Richard Burkemper Ms. Sarah Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Robert Capps Mr. and Mrs. Ashok Chawla Mrs. Sally Coleman Dr. and Mrs. John Commerford Ms. Kimberly Consiglio Mr. William Copenhaver Mrs. Mary Helen Corley Ms. Ann Corrigan Judge and Mrs. Robert Crist Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cummings Mr. James Curran Mr. and Mrs. Jim Davis Mr. and Mrs. James Dean Mr. Tom Dean Mr. and Mrs. Vincent DeBlaze Mr. and Mrs. Roger Dierberg Mr. and Mrs. James Doherty Ms. Susan Dolan Ms Susan Dominguez Mr. and Mrs. Robert Donohue Mr. and Mrs. John Dubuque Ms. Patricia Duffy Ms. Sheila Eckhard Mr. Michael Ehrlicher Ms. Diane Erickson Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Ernst Mr. and Mrs. Girard Etzkorn Ms. Diana Fast Mrs. Elizabeth Fau Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fennelly Mrs. Mary Fleming Mr. James Forsyth Mr. Terry Franc Ms. Brianna Fritsch Mr. Carl Gaertner Mr. Ralph Gagliano, Jr Reverend James Gahan Ms. Judith Gallagher Mr. and Mrs. Seth Gausnell Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Germanese Mr. Lyndon Goodwin Mr. Lamarr Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Michael Graven

Mrs. Leigh Gutting Ms. Carol Guttmann Mr. Frank Guyol Ms. Abby Hardin Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hart Mr. Steve Hereford Mr. and Mrs. John Hofman Ms. Katheryn Hollo Mr. and Mrs. Sid Holthaus Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Hood Ms. Rita House Ms. Ann Hovey Dr. and Mrs. Edward Howenstein Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hughes Mr. William Hutchison Hutchison Mrs. Ginger Imster Mr. and Mrs. David Jinkerson Mr. and Mrs. John Kaestner Mr. and Mrs. Don Kamp Mr. Jerry Keeven Mr. Kevin Kloster Mr. and Mrs. Paul Koenig Dr. John Kublin Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lackey Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Lenk Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Licavoli Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lischer Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Loy Mr. and Mrs. Erick Luckett Mr.and Mrs. Steve Lynch Mr. and Mrs. William Maher Mr. Donald Martin Mr. and Mrs. Douglas McCollum Mr. and Mrs. John Menousek Mr. and Mrs. Mark Messmer Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mills Mr. and Mrs. Greg Miravalle Mr. and Mrs. Gary Mockler Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Moore Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morse Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Mungenast Ms. Veronica Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Murry Mr. and Mrs. Najjar Mr. and Mrs. Frank Neuner Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Newberry Dr. Anna Niesen Mr. and Mrs. George Nikolajevich Mr. and Mrs. George Nottmeier Dr. and Mrs. Eric Nuetzel Mr. Emmett O’Brien Ms. Catherine O’Brien

Donor Roll Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ojile Mr. and Mrs. Kevin O’Sullivan Mr. John Otten Mr. Palek Mr. Roger Parker Ms. Jacqueline Parker Mr. and Mrs. Todd Parker Mr. and Mts David Parsons Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Pawlowicz Mr. L. Thomas Pellegrini Mr. Thomas Perkins Mr. Ralph Pfremmer Mr. Douglas Phelps Mr. and mrs. Michael Piel Ms. Barbara Ploegstra Mr. and Mrs. Al Politowski Ms. Rose Porta Dr. Carolyn Porter Small Ms. Janet Prosser Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pullaro Ms. Laura Ray Mr. and Mrs. Ron Rebore Ms. Helen Riechmann Ms. Carletha Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ruether Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rottnek Mr. Mark Rudlolf Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schenberg Mr. Biran Schenk Mr. William Schmidt Ms. Leslie Schnieder Mr. and Mrs. Robert Seal Mr. Mark Senn Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sepe Ms. Kay Shehan Mr. and Mrs. Greg Sondermann Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Sperry Mr. and Mrs. mark Sprowls Mr. and Mrs. George Stachecki Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stearns Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stieferman Mr. and Mrs. Don Stockard Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Streiff Mr. and Mrs. Robert Striler Ms. Jean Suntrup Mr. and Mrs. Barry Suntrup Mr. Craig Suntrup Ms. Michelle Sweezer Mr. and Mrs. David Taiclet Mr. and Mrs. William Tate Mr. Charles Taylor Mr. Michael Taylor

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Taylor Mr. Mark Temkin Ms. Jim Theiss Mrs. Frances Thibodeau Ms. Jason Thompson Mr. and Mrs. George Tomazi Ms. Jeanne Tompras Dr. Doris Trojcak Mr. Mark Trucker Mr. and Mrs. Vic Turvey Mr. Todd Vanhoogstrate Mr. Jeffrey Vonoehsen Mr. John Wagner Ms. Caitlin Wahl Mr. and Mrs. Harry Weber Mr. and Mrs. Duane Werner Reverend Walter Whited Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wideman Mr. and Mrs. Norman Williams Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wittenberg Ms. Tricia Workman Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wunderlich Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wysocki Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zaegel Up to $99 Mr. Edward Ackermann Ms. Mary Adams Ms. Jeanne Alsop Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Ancel Mr. and Mrs. John Armstrong Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Aubrey Ms. Elaine Bachman Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bachmann Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bell Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bellon Mr. Philip Belpulsi Mr. Jeremy Bennett Mr. and Mrs. Bieg Mr. and Mrs. David Braun Mr. Jim Bray Ms. Marlene Brennan Skinner Mr. Douglas Brockhaus Mr. John Brooks Mr. Raymond Brueggen Mr. and Mrs. Allen Burns Ms. Shanda Burrage Mr.and Mrs. James Busch Mr. William Byrnes Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Camp Mr. and Mrs. Luther Chitwood Ms. Judith Cirillo


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Ms. Margie Comstock Mr. and Mrs. Brian Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cronin Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dailey Mr. Charles Dairaghi Mr. and Mrs. James Davis Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davis Mr. Clayton Davis Ms. Patricia Davis Mr. Christopher Davisson Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Hahn Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Desloge Mr. and Mrs. David Deutsch Mr. and Mrs Perry Dodge Ms. Ruth Dolan Mr. Lawrence Dolan Mr. and Mrs. John Dozier Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Dunne Mr.and Mrs. Jerry Durham Dr. Joseph Elterman Mr. and Mrs. James Enright Mr. Eric Evans Ms. Arline Eyermann Mr. and Mrs. David Fay Ms. Aime Feick Ms. Marianne Fenzl Mr. Stephen Fitzgerald Ms. Sarah Fitzgerald Mr. and Mrs. Donald Frazer Mr. Joseph Frieden Mr. Albert Fuchs Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gantney Ms. Armella Geier Mr. Bernard Getz Ms. Mary Giacolone Mr. and Mrs Timothy Green Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gregor Mr. and Mrs. Edward Grossmann Mr. and Mrs. John Gunther Mr.and Mrs. Brandon Haan Ms. Stephanie Haefner Mr. and Mrs. Randy Hammom Ms. Maureen Hannon Sr. Mary Louise Happich Mr. and Mrs. Mark Heiderscheid Mr. Leo Hertling Mr.and Mrs. Paul Hicks Ms. Jeannette Hof Mr. Walter Holley Mr. Charles Holmes Mr. and Mrs. Al Holmes

Ms. Janet Horlacher Mr. Jerome Huelsman Ms. Ethel Huffman Ms. Carole Iman Mr. Jack Jacaty Mr. John Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jakubeck Ms. Ruby Jones Ms. Joyce Gray Mr. and Mrs. John Kadlec Ms. Karyle Keleher Mr.and Mrs. Harry Kellogg Mr.and Mrs. Alan Kerkmeyer Mr. and Mrs. John Kiburz Mr. Ron Kippenberger Mr. Richard Knudsen Mr. Joseph Koestner Mr.and Mrs. Francis Komrska Ms. Ruth Korte Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kreuger Mr. and Mrs. Brian Kunz Mr. John Landgraf Dr. and Mrs. Harold Lankford Mr. and Mrs. James Lawson Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lemakis Mr. and Mrs. William Lentz Mr. Milton Leppert Mr. and Mrs. David Letassy Mr. and Mrs. Peter Logan Mr. Patrick Lordo Ms. Suzanne Lutz Gill Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mahoney Mr. and Mrs. Mandle Mr. and Mrs. Burton Mandel Mr. Harold Marcus Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martin Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Martin Mr. and Mrs. Richard Martin Mr. and Mrs. Michael Marx Mrs. Mary Maschmeyer Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Maylath Ms. Lois McAdam Cook Ms. Melinda McCarthy Mr. and Mrs. Michael McCarthy Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Meek Mr. and Mrs. Polly Mei Ms. Elana Mendelson Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Merker Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Milford Mr. and Mrs. McPherson Moore Mr. and Mrs. Harry Morley

Donor Roll Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Morrell Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Mues Mr. and Mrs. John Mulligan Mr. Robert Murphy Ms. Barbara Nesser Ms. Yvonne Nomura Mr. and Mrs. Jerome O’Keefe Mr. and Mrs. John Overmann Ms. Therese Owens Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Palmero Mr. and Mrs. Allen Palmquist Mr. and Mrs. Larry Parker Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pate Mr. and Mrs. James Paulus Mrs. marie Pecaut Ms. Angela Peirick Dr. Blanca Perez Mr. Patrick Pierceall Ms. Judy Plank Mr. and Mrs. John Radici Ms. Geraldine Rahm Ms. Ruth Raidt Ms. Bernice Rasch Mr. James Rataj Ms. Ellen Rawls Ms. Margorie Reese Mr. and Mrs. John Reilly Mrs. Joanne Reilly Mr. and Mrs. Alan Reinkemeyer Ms. Julia Reiser Ms. Timothy Rickard Ms. Mary Riegel Mr. John Riemer Mr. and Mrs. John Roche Mr. Warren Rummelhoff Mr. Walter Rybicki Mr. and Mrs. David Sanchez Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sanders Ms. Margaret Sargent Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schaffer Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schallom Ms. June Scheve Mr. and Mrs. Schlafly Mr. and Mrs. Mark Schnoebelen Mrs. Kay Schomer Mrs. Rose mary Schubert Mr. and Mrs. Rick Schuchet Mr. Jeffrey Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Bert Schweizer Mr. J. Michael Sehnert Mr. Eugene Seiffertt

Mr. Charles Seigel Mr. and Mrs. Philip Shafer Mr. and Mrs. John Simpson Ms. Rosana Sisca Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Slaby Ms. Catherine Ann Smith Mr. James Smith Mr. and Mrs. Nick Sorenson Mr. Kenneth Spieckerman Mr. and Mrs. James Stone Mrs. Janette Strubberg Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stull Ms. Berleen Sutter Ms. Twyla Sykes Dr. and Mrs. John Tabash Mr. Charles Tarantola Mr. and Mrs. Steve Thielker Ms. Doris Thomson Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Thornton Mr. Tom Thornton Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey Tilley Ms. Cathy Tran Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Trenary Mr. Dennis Tuchler Mr. and Mrs. Craig Vansciever Ms. Kathy Venneman Vescovo Family Reverend Gary Vollmer Mr. Jason Wagner Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wagner Ms. Patricia Wagner Mr. and Mrs. Laine Walters Mr. Edward Ward Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ward Ms. Pat Weber Mr. John Westmoreland Mr. and Mrs. Gary Whitlock Mr. Mark Whitman Mr. James Williams Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wilmes Mr. John Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Henry Winkelman Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Winkler Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zlatic We have compiled the most accurate list based on our records. We apologize for any errors or omissions.


Our Mission We who recognize God’s providence and fidelity to His people are dedicated to living out His covenant among ourselves and those children we serve with absolute respect and unconditional love. That commitment calls us to serve suffering children of the street and to protect and safeguard all children. Just as Christ in His humanity is the visible sign of God’s presence among His people, so our efforts together in the covenant community are a visible sign of the presence of God, working through the Holy Spirit among ourselves and our kids.

Leadership Team Board of Directors: Erik Solverud, Chair Jane Schmidt, Vice-Chair Martha Neville Hereford, Secretary Dan Woods, Treasurer Mike Chaffin Nicole Colbert-Botchway Diane Compardo Bill Hidell Paul Kindl George Putney

Carletha Rogers Annie Seal Board Emeritus: Stan Musial Advisory Council: Orvin Kimbrough Diana Bourisaw

2727 North Kingshighway Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63113 314-533-2241

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