The Sheldon's 21-22 Annual Report

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Total Audience: 113,850

Concerts: 139

Exhibitions: 18

Mini Golfers: 4,757

Kids Participating in Education Programs: 70,000+

Annual Report | 2021–2022
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Virtual Audience: 67,730 SOLID Instruments Created: 200+ Venue Rentals: 105 Volunteers: 177 Largest Gift: $3 Million Thanks to the transformative generosity of the late Will and Ann Lee Konneker 4 5 6

SHELDON ARTS FOUNDATION DONORS 2021–2022

$50,000 +

Steward Family Foundation

Engelhardt Family Foundation

Suzanne and Irl Engelhardt

Bellwether Foundation

Centene Corporation

Edward Jones

Emerson

Noémi and Michael Neidorff

Regional Arts Commission

Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield

Whitaker Foundation

$25,000–$49,999

Arts and Education Council

Dana Brown Charitable Trust

Margaret Blanke Grigg Foundation

Jordan Charitable Foundation

Richard H. and Patricia Marriott

Missouri Arts Council

Paradowski Creative

$10,000–$24,999

Kevin and Tami Jo Alm

Caleres

Cardinals Care

Christopher and Molly Danforth

James Eugene Florczak

Nancy Friedland

Barbara and David Gifford

Sandy Blasingame and Gary Hall

Julie and David Hohman

William T. Kemper Foundation

William A. Kerr Foundation

Carol and Ward Klein

Barbara Konneker Webster

Nancy and Ken Kranzberg

Lucille Papendick Fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation

RubinBrown

The Saigh Foundation

Lori and Ted Samuels

Richard and Mary Ann Shaw

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Siler

Taylor Family Foundation

UMB Bank

Washington University

Jim and Mindy Watson

Michael and Christina Williams

$5,000–$9,999

Advertisers Printing Company, Inc.

Ascension Health

The Fabulous Fox Theatre

Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation

Marcy and Edna Mae Graham

Sally Johnston

Myles and Elaine Kelly

Kennelwood Pet Resorts

Les Paul Foundation

Madt and P.J. Mallinckrodt

Mitchell and Joan Markow

Nina N. Needleman

Northern Trust Bank

Mary and Ward Patterson III

Dennis Petersen

Judy and Jerry Potthoff

Space Architecture + Design

Michael and Carol Staenberg

Stifel Financial Corp.

Craig and Mary Unnerstall

Mary Pillsbury Wainwright and Donald Wainwright

$2,500–$4,999

Ameren

Arcturis

Anne Bannister

Christy Beckmann and Jim Vykopal

BSI Constructors

Gail and Joel Childs

Creative Planning

Daniel and Henry Co.

Kathie Davis

Des Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative

Ryan C. Easley

Robert J. Endicott

Jerry Grant

Dr. Christopher J. Hagedorn

Andrew and Janet Hoyne

Doug Koch

Karen and Mont Levy

Lewis Rice LLC

Michael and Corinne Manchisi

Midwest BankCentre

Jack and Susan Musgrave

Laura Slay

Mary Strauss

Mrs. Peggy Walter Symes

Thomas Vandiver and Carolyn Haimann

Ted Wight

Robert and Stephanie Will

$1,000–$2,499

Anonymous

Nina and Don Ardolino

Bank of America

Anthony J. Bardol Jr.

Ashley Casey and Brian Swartzbaugh

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Commerce Bank

Jodi and Mike Edwards

Laura and Michael Ellenhorn

Fischer-Bauer-Knirps Foundation

Sam and Marilyn Fox

Frederick Pitzman Fund

Edward R. and Carolyn Goedeke

Carol and Erik Goldman

Barbara B. Goodman

Kathleen Goodman

Keith Grady

Cathy and Jim Guyol

Mark Halton and Toni Kutchan

Robert and Sally Harrison

Ms. Melanie Harvey

Mary Beth and James Havel

Abagale and Richard Hearn III

Margaret and Mark Holly

Mike Isaacson and Joe Ortmeyer

Robert and Susan Jones

Jean Kennedy and Darrel Miller

Julie and Jeff Lazaroff

David Mason & Associates

Marsha Mathews

John McClelland

Barbara and Arthur McDonnell

Constance McPheeters

Mickes O’Toole

Jerry and Marietta Miller

Doug and Carmen Mueller

Tom and Shelley Niemeier

Peter Noonan

Adrienne W. Patton

Kristen Peterson and Edward Bakewell

Lois and Jack Quinn

Maurice E. Quiroga

David and Heather Rath

Janet Brown and Paul Reuter

Jerry and Peggy Ritter

Jim and Mary Roberts

Tom and Melissa Ruwitch

Michael and Chris Scavotto

Phil and Suzanne Skelly

Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Smith Jr.

The Social Affair LLC

George and Carol Sullivan

Kelvin and Tamila Taylor

Michael and Marianne Valley

John and Cindy Wallach

Denise Webb

World Chess Hall of Fame

$500–$999

Yemi Akande-Bartsch and Bill Bartsch

Kenneth and Lori Aston

Mitchell and Kathryn Botney

Donna Boxx

Barb Brennecke

Liz and Russell Brightman

Butler’s Pantry

Kwofe Coleman

Elly Commings

Peter Czajkowski and Juliet Chayat

Robert and Janice Dawson

Nancy and Joseph deBettencourt

John D. and Barbara Doyle

Edward and Maggie Eisenhart

Kevin and Ellen Glassberg

Robert and Susan Goldstein

P. Wayne and Jane B. Goode Foundation

Joan and Thomas Gregory

Troy Guzman and Benjamin Thomas

Michael Harper

Scott and Michelle Harris

Prof. Sophia Hayes

Michael Herron

Shelia Hudson

Barry Kessler

Gene Kornblum

Lion’s Choice

Paul and Connie Lombard

David and Barbara Lotsoff

Dr. Joseph Marcus

Ms. Diane McCullough

John McHugh and Becky Brown

Renee and Bruce Michelson

Jonathan L. Miller

Michael and Anna Mullins Charitable Fund

Mike and Brigid Murphy

Jeannette and Alan Nissenbaum

The Oefelein Family

Kathy O’Neill

Peter and Sarah Palermo

Farnell Parsons

Dr. Irina and Michael Podolsky

Jeffrey and Sara Purple

Jane and Bruce Robert

Arlene Ross

Maria Sakellariou and Scott Thompson

Steve and Janice Seele

David Sivcovich

Dr. James and Elizabeth Spadaro

Elizabeth Spaunhorst

Joseph Thomas

James P. Tobin and Virginia E. Heagney

Neil and Julie Tzinberg

Tara N. Raeber Vail

Jim and Anne von der Heydt

Franklin F. Wallis

Dale Wilson

In Memory of Michael S. Zanger

Clint Zweifel

$250–$499

William Acree

David and Melanie Alpers

David and Lynne Anderson

Anonymous

Mary Ellen Benson

Richard Blaha

Sara Bosco

Laurie Brickey

Kevin and Rachel Brown

COCA

Elsbeth Brugger and Gretchen Vander Meulen

Raymond Burger

Tom and Tabor Burke

Paul Cambridge and Amanda Trudell

Martin and Marianne Cavanaugh

Eileen and Clark Cole

John Collins

Ann M. Corrigan

Patricia Dietz

Blake Duncan

Jean Emling

Robert and Rosemary Emnett

Joann Eng-Hellinger and Daniel Hellinger

Joel Ferber

Aaron and Christine Ferber

Justin Frazer

Spencer and Elizabeth Garland

Cindy Geiss

Prue and Jeffrey Gershman

Brandon Gibbons

David and Lorie Gierada

Darcy and Dan Glidewell

Mark and Ellen Gordon

Hon. Darlene Green

Cory and Evelyn Hammerstone

Charlie and Chris Hanford

Cyndie and Tim Hardy

Adele Heagney and Michael Woolard

Philip Heagney and Barbara Prosser

Susan Herman

Alexis and Neil Hershey

Tamara Hershey

Anne Hetlage

Milton Hieken and Barbara Barenholtz

James Holtzman

Larry and Crissy Hopp

Dan and Sheri Hubbard

Laure and Jim Hullverson

Amy A. Hunter

Kevin Jacobsen

Katy Jochum

Craig Johnson

Renee Johnson

Mayor Tishaura Jones

Anne Jump and Ed Rossier

Marian Kammerer

Lee Kern

Bill Kessler

Suzanne and Marshall Kiel

Cheryl and Randy Kilper

David and Stefanie Kirkland

Turn Restaurant

Susan and Brad Klindworth

Lawrence and Karen Kotner

Stephen Kraft

Matthew Krieg

Che Lance

David Landau and Marybeth Pereira

Tom Lang

Mitzi and Joe Laws

Kim Lawyer

Juanita Logan

Carolyn Losos

Robert and Michelle MacDonald

Leslie Mansfield

Amy Maus

Trevor McDonagh

Mary Lou Mellish

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Meyer, Jr.

Paul and Laura Miller

Kat Miller

Susan Mills

Tom and Cindy Mitchell

Sheryl Montford

William and Barbara Morgenthaler

June C. Mueller

Ann and Richard Neimann

John and Christy Nickel

Terry Nickolotsky

Burton Noll

Leonardo Ochoa

Edward and Pamela O’Rourke

David Piston

Mark Pitlyk

Boyd Polkinghorn

Tim Prosser

Mike and Barb Quinn

Dr. Joseph Rater

Andrew and Lisa Remack

Nancy Roberts

Thomas Rothery

Alan Ruby

Tom and Kathy Ryan

Donna Schlemmer

Robert Schmidt

Julie Schuster

Hugh and Catherine Scott

Kevin and Sara Sexton

Marlene and David Sherman

Ms. Angela Spencer

Susan H. Stang

Robert Stuckey

Nancy Symeonoglou

Carol Thompson

Elaine Tripolitis

Dara and Bill Voss

Waite Family

Stephen Walsh

Richard and Sally Ward

Byron Webb

Gerelyn and Jerry Weil

Jason Welker

Loretta Welker

Chris and Elizabeth Will

Jan Winter

George Yeh

Don and Janet Zachritz

Victor and Karen Zarrilli

$125–$249

Aly Abrams

Joseph and Dianna Adorjan

Alastair Anderson

C. Kent Argenta

Stephen Arnstein

Ann Barron

Joshua Baumgartner

John R. Berkery

Rob and Jane Bielenberg

Richard Boggeman

Harry and Anne Borchardt

Sarah and Jason Brauer

Christopher Brenner

Hannah Brenner

Stephanie Brown

Stephen Brown

Buff Buffkin and Donn Kleinschmidt

Marie A. Casey and Kenn Entringer

Peter Catalano

Robert Ciralsky

Joseph Cobetto

Gary and Grace Corbin

Joseph E. Corrigan

Carter Dunkin

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Eckert

Susan and David Everson

Thomas and Deborah Fishwick

Gary and Christy Fox

The Gallardo Family

Donald and Mary Gasch

Robert and Nancy Gellman

James Gentemann

Mel Goldberg, M.D.

Mark and Kim Goldman

Stacey Goltermann

Robert and Catherine Gresick

Jill Gross

Hal and Mary Harris

Blake Hoel and Berit Nelson

Terry and Linda Hoffman

Jane Kaiser

Drs. David and Marsha Kerr

Steve P. Kotsines

Jennifer Kramer

Ann and Ron Krone

Joan Krumrey

Linda LaFerriere

Luke Lamb

Linda Locke

John E. Martin and Kristin E. S. Zapalac

Dr. and Mrs. Art McCoy

Lisa Melandri and Jordan Gaunce

Penny and Howard Miller

Jackie Mollet

Michael Naccarato

Suzanne Newsham

Maurice and Marie Noellsch

Brian Nolan

Carol and Robert Ogrodnik

Ken Ohlemeyer

Stuart Presson

Brian Abel Ragen

Carl Safe

Rick and Francie Schmitz

Judith Shaw

Charles Shoup

Hugh and Linda Smith

Meg and Bart Solon

Roy and Tana Spiekermann

Ms. Laura J Stuetzer

Madeleine Sutherland

Ted and Sissy Thomas

John C. Thompson and Ruby Poznik

Ms. Marta Tilney

Malcolm Tobias and Krista Moulder

Ben and Suze Uchitelle

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Vallina

Patrick and Anne-Marie Vaughan

Bonnie Wade

Ms. Jennifer Warren

Anthony S. Waskiewicz, Jr.

Margaret A. Wayne and Thomas Sehr

Randy and Sondra Weber

Cara Webster

Mel and Jerrie Weith

Barbara Wilkinson

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Nick Williamson

Stephen Willman and Colleen Peters

Douglas Wolfe

Michael Wolff

Michael Wotka

Megan Zanger

$60–$124

Amanda Adame

Tali Allen

Mary Lou Anderson

Don Baden

Pat Ballard

Mary Bannister

The Bergfeld Family

Kevin Berwin

Leslie Birenbaum

John Boedeker

Cynthia and Tom Bottini

Ross and Christine Brewer

Nathaniel Briner

David Brinker

Joseph Brown

Sujata Buck

Tom Burke

Kathy and Ron Canby

Patty Carleton

Dr. Dorothy Carpenter

Jodi and Mark Caticchio

Julie Charles

Richard and Margaret Christenson

Patrick Cleary

Don and Anne Collier

Mary Jo Conley

Laura and Edward Crites

Carol Crooks

Cynthia Curley

Marty Daly

Roger and Deborah Dennert

Ted Ehrmann

Betty and Allen Eise

Liz Engel

Early Boyd Epps

Corinne and Roger Esneault

Karen Everhart

Leonard and Jenny Fagan

Steve and Kathryn Falk

Marsha Fickenscher

Laura Flanagan

Susan Flanigan

Duane Martin Foster

Eric Friedman and Miriam Wilhelm

Kent and Sandy Funkhouser

Agnes and Dave Garino

Devy and Jerry Goldenberg

Paul Goldkamp

Cate Griesedieck

Carol and Robert Grotha

David R. Hanlon

Jen and Erik Hansell

Jay Harrison

Mrs. Melissa Hayes

Rosalind Hicks

Barbara Hinson

Jeff and Susie Hochman

Marilyn and Alfred Holtzer

Suzanne D. Hooker

Carrie Houk and David Wilson

Dennis B. and Denise M. Hunter

Mary Irlbeck

Katie Johnson

Cheri Jones

Jim Jordan

Karen Klaus

Kevin Knight

Carolyn Knopf

Dr. Ron Kohlmeier

Nancy Kroc

Colleen Kuhn

June Lang

Hannah and Lawrence Langsam

Martin and Susan Lenihan

Leslee and Lewis Levey

Roy C. Lewis Jr.

Lawrence Linkon

William and Jerri Livingston

Charles and Rosalyn Lowenhaupt

Silvia and Laurence Madeo

Doris A. Malacarne

Ray Marklin Photography

Frank Matta

Teresa Mayhew Hess

Sarapage McCorkle

John P. McGuire

Frederick McKenna

Judy Medoff

Kathleen Mego

Forrest Miller

Lisa Miller

Anna Moll

Timothy Moore and Michael Whisenhunt

Mark and Gail Muccigrosso

Judy and Gerry Murphy

Barbara Murphy

Carole Mushkin

Janell Nunn

Betty J. Okenfuss

Jane and Frank Ollendorff

Linda Palmer

John and Chrissy Paterson

Marianne and Maury Pepper

Zoe A. Perkins

Aaron E. Phillips

Kelly Pollock

Philip Powell and Betty Bowersox

Anne and Daniel Prebish

Christopher Pulliam and Teresa Militello

Dr. Bernard C. Randolph Jr.

Bjorn Ranheim

Erin and Matt Reid

Debbie Restoff

Andrew Richards

Carol Ricketts

Nancy Robb

Gary Roever

Steven and Avigail Rosenzweig

Frank and Bette Ruffino

Davena and Greg Ryan

Mark Sackett

Leila Sadat and Andrew Ruben

Janet V. Sappington

Lynn Scherer

Barbara Schieler

Audrey and Donald Schindler

Laura Schindler

Theresa Schlafly and Matt Russell

Mary Schlepp

Paul and Suzanne Schoomer

Chris Schulte

Nancy Schwartz

Richard Scott

William Seibert

Chad Seitter

Jim and Diane Seiz

Lori Setton

Mildred Shelton

Henry Silver and Mary Ellen Zerr

Rev. Susan C. Skinner

Brian Smith

Kelly and Duane Sonntag

Sorbet Family Fund

Donna Spence

Peggy A. and Roger J Steinbecker

Douglas Stevick

Maxine Stone

Streib Company

Kevin Sullivan

Mildred Todd

Candice Voegtli

Richard and Patricia Walters

Josephine and Richard Weil

The Wendt Family

Kathy and Joe Weyhrich

Carl White

Susan Winter

Jack and Cindy Winter

Steven Wozniak

2022 GALA PATRONS

UNDERWRITER

The Steward Family Foundation

Michael and Noémi Neidorff

PRODUCER

Engelhardt Family Foundation

Paradowski Creative

BENEFACTOR

Caleres

Edward Jones

Lori and Ted Samuels

SUPPORTER

Ascension Health

Advertisers Printing

The Fabulous Fox Theatre

David and Barbara Gifford

Carol and Ward Klein

Northern Trust

SPACE Architecture + Design

Stifel Financial Corp.

PLATINUM

Nancy and Kenneth Kranzberg

DIAMOND

Commerce Bank

Dick and Patti Marriott

James and Mindy Watson

GOLD

Sandy Blasingame and Gary Hall

SILVER

Arcturis

Don and Nina Ardolino

Christy Beckmann

Ryan Easley

Jeffrey Hall and Blair Miller

Mark Halton and Toni Kutchan

Abagale and Richard Hearn III

Jean Kennedy and Darrel Miller

John McClelland

Mickes O’Toole

Midwest BankCentre

Jerry and Marietta Miller

Nina Needleman

Sarah and Peter Palermo

Maurice Quiroga

Dr. Thomas and Cynthia Siler

Phil and Suzanne Skelly

Laura Slay

Ashley and Brian Swartzbaugh

Peggy Symes

Ted Wight

DONORS

Anne Bannister

John Berkery

Creative Planning

David Mason Associates

Rob Endicott

Larry and Crissy Hopp

Myles and Elaine Kelly

Lion’s Choice

Lewis Rice

Michael and Corinne Manchisi

Tom and Melissa Ruwitch

Barbara Konneker Webster

Bob and Stephanie Will

Michael and Christina Williams

SHELDON ARTS FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2022–2023

Yemi S. Akande-Bartsch

Kevin Alm

Anne E. Bannister

Christy B. Beckmann

Marion Black*

Kimmy Brauer*

Ashley R. Casey

Christopher B. Danforth

Ryan C. Easley

Rob J. Endicott

Suzanne C. Engelhardt

Lotta Fox

David O. Gifford

Jerry L. Grant

Christopher J. Hagedorn

Mark R. Halton

David M. Hohman

Robert E. Jones

Jean M. Kennedy

Ward M. Klein

Nancy S. Kranzberg

Madt Mallinckrodt

Richard H. Marriott

Neva Moskowvitz*

John R. Musgrave

Nina A. Needleman

Peter T. Noonan

Mary Patterson

Maurice E. Quiroga

Peggy Ritter*

Tara N. Raeber Vail

Thomas E. Ruwitch

Richard C. Shaw

Nuviah F. Shirazi

Thomas M. Siler

Laura M. Slay

Kenneth R. Smith

Thelma Steward

Mark P. Stuart-Smith

Peggy W. Symes

Thomas K. Vandiver

Mary Pillsbury Wainwright

Cheryl D. Walker

John S. Wallach

James A. Watson

Robert J. Will

Michael R. Williams

*honorary

FRIENDS OF THE SHELDON BOARD 2022–2023

Kenneth P. Aston

Amisha Bhatt

Ashley R. Casey

Justin Frazer

Keith J. Grady

Robert M. Harrison

Clinton D. Hasse

Richard Hearn

Garrett Jackson

Robert E. Jones

David Kirkland

David C. Rath

Ted Wight

Victor Zarrilli

THE SHELDON STAFF

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Peter Palermo

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Julie Plowman

SHELDON ART GALLERIES

Paula Lincoln, Gallery Manager

Silas Coggeshall, Gallery Coordinator

PROGRAMMING

Stefanie Kirkland, Director of Programming

Allyson Ditchey, Assistant Director of Programming

ADVANCEMENT

Chris Peimann, Director of Advancement

Jane Koster, Director of Development

Christina Cacciatore, Assistant Director of Development

Sarah Samples, Marketing Manager

Connor Pearson, Annual Fund & Database Manager

Bridget Biundo, Guest Services Manager

FINANCE

Julie Plowman, Director of Finance

Ann McMahon, Administrative Assistant

EVENTS

Rachel Bolland, Director of Events

Jason Felders, Event Operations Manager

Jennifer Butler, Events Assistant

EDUCATION

Laurel Wacyk, Director of Education

Katelyn Galenski, SOLID Program Coordinator

OPERATIONS

Tim Albert, Technical Director & Notes From Home Coordinator

Mike Murphy, Building Operations Manager

Jedidiah Moody, Operations Assistant

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REVENUE

CURRENT ASSETS 6/30/2022 Cash $ 2,957,468 Investments $ 1,374,837 Receivables $ 156,052 Promises To Give (Short Term) $ 386,173 Inventory $ 34,427 Prepaid Expenses $ 148,735 TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS $ 5,057,692 Property and Equipment (Net) $ 12,563,571 Promises To Give - (Long Term) $ 232,653 Assets Restricted for Permanent Investment $ 1,061,690 TOTAL ASSETS $ 18,915,606 CURRENT LIABILITIES Current maturities of long-term debt $ 103,971 Payables & Accrued $ 363,533 Advance Deposits & Deferred Revenue $ 342,894 TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES $ 810,398 Long-Term Debt $ 152,512 TOTAL LIABILITIES $ 962,910 NET ASSETS Without Donor Restrictions $ 14,252,287 With Donor Restrictions $ 3,700,409 TOTAL NET ASSETS $ 17,952,696 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS $ 18,915,606 INCOME & EXPENSE STATEMENT INCOME 6/30/2022 Ticket Sales $ 843,107 Individual Contributions $ 476,357 Benefit Events $ 195,737 Foundations $ 681,284 Corporations $ 371,926 Government / Agencies $ 140,423 Community Events $ 571,158 Parking & Other $ 193,116 Other Income (incl CARES Act funding) Net Assets released from restrictions TOTAL INCOME $ $ $ 1,328,781 0 4,801,889 EXPENSES* Sheldon Programs $ 2,981,856 Administration $ 1,228,088 Development $ 578,788 *Note - Expenses include loss on disposal of property TOTAL EXPENSES $ 4,788,732 INCREASE (DECREASE) IN NET ASSETS $ 13,157
Financial Data BALANCE SHEET
14% FOUNDATIONS 8% CORPORATIONS 3% GOV. AGENCIES 4% BENEFIT EVENTS EXPENSES 62% SHELDON PROGRAMS 26% ADMINISTRATION 12% DEVELOPMENT 28% OTHER/CARES ACT FUNDING 18% TICKET SALES 16% COMMUNITY EVENTS & PARKING 10% INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS

PHOTO CAPTIONS

1. Drummer and bandleader Herlin Riley kicked off The Sheldon Rhythm & Jazz series in November 2021. The series was sponsored by the Steward Family Foundation.

2. The Sheldon’s 5th Annual “Golf the Galleries” course welcomed thousands of golfers of all ages in summer 2022. “Golf the Galleries” was sponsored by UMB Bank.

3. The Sheldon’s All-Star Chorus, led by Maria A. Ellis, is made up some of the most talented high school singers in the metro area, thanks to the support of the Centene Charitable Foundation, Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation, and many other generous donors.

4. Sheldon events are powered by volunteers who serve as ushers, ticket takers and greeters.

5. The Salvation Army hosted their Reimagine 75 fashion show fundraiser in the newly-renovated Konneker Room.

6. Students from throughout the St. Louis region participate in The Sheldon’s SOLID Music program, a STEAM-based project that teaches the engineering cycle through instrument creation. SOLID is made possible by grants from Edward Jones, The Lucille Papendick Fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation, and the Les Paul Foundation, and presented in collaboration with the Saint Louis Science Center.

7. The Sheldon’s Gala made a radiant return in 2022 with Broadway star Heather Headley. The Gala was underwritten by the Steward Family Foundation and Michael and Noemi Neidorff.

8. Students learn about the art of dance through Ballet 314’s Sleeping Beauty

9. Ben Bradshaw’s INNERWHRLD installation transcended the walls of the art galleries.

10. Femi Kuti closed out the Whitaker World Music Concerts series in June 2022. The series was made possible by the Whitaker Foundation.

11. Fall 2021 gallery opening, featuring “Rat Race” by Carly Slade.

12. Kendrick Smith performed under the stars for the return of Picnics on the Plaza. The series was sponsored by Nancy and Ken Kranzberg.

THE SHELDON MISSION: Through the power of music and art, The Sheldon ensures that all have access to unique, relevant and inventive experiences that change lives and strengthen our community.
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