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Since 1932, Variety the Children’s Charity has served children with physical and developmental disabilities in the St. Louis region, from infancy to age 21. Variety focuses on five core areas to help kids become independent and productive: gifting medical equipment for mobility and independence; developing unique educational and recreational programs; funding therapy, and wheelchair-accessible vans.

OUR MISSION To help local children with disabilities reach their full potential by providing them with services every time they need assistance.

OUR PROGRAMS Therapy | Recreation | Equipment | Education | Transportation

OUR IMPACT We improve Skills, Self-esteem, Socialization, and Independence. For more information, visit www.varietystl.org.


Cover: Variety kid Nolan, who has cerebral palsy, gets physical therapy. Variety funds this three-year-old’s therapy sessions, and his mom hopes that by the time Nolan’s six, he’ll no longer need a walker, and will be walking independently with canes like these.

From our

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Dear Friends of Variety, Last year, when I wrote for this publication, I enumerated many of the accomplishments I witnessed in my first year as Chairman. Today I look back on a second year with an equal amount of pride and satisfaction in the help we have provided to Variety children and their families. The 50th anniversary Dinner With the Stars, featuring the amazing talents of Lionel Richie, was everything you’d expect of such a momentous occasion and helped raise more than $2.5 million for our kids. The night served as a fitting finale to a tremendous Variety Week, which opened with another dazzling Runway Lights Fashion Show, featuring the elegant fashions of designer Carmen Marc Valvo. Our Man and Woman of the Year honorees, Ken Kranzberg and Judy Jones, were wonderful ambassadors for our kids, our staff, and our mission. Thank you Ken and Judy! Other long-established Variety programs increased their momentum. The Bikes for Kids program was again a rousing success. And this year’s Variety Children’s Theatre production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was a great experience for our participants and the audience. Then there’s Adventure Camp. The fact that all the slots for all four weeks were filled on the opening day of registration is a powerful endorsement of the importance of this program. It was also gratifying to see changes made to allow more kids to experience the thrill of camp. These items get the lion’s share of attention out in the wider world. But what still fills me with the most pride, and the reason I got involved with Variety in the first place, is the day-to-day work that goes on helping children with special needs, and their equally-deserving families, obtain the medical equipment and therapy that promises lives of greater independence, confidence, socialization and self-esteem. It humbles me to know that, long after my term as Board Chairman, the work of Variety will continue to make a difference in so many lives.

Larry Otto Chairman of the Board


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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR With the close of 2016, Variety just completed two of its busiest and most successful years. I’m happy to report that during these two years, more people applied for our help with equipment and therapy than any other period in our 85 years of serving the St. Louis region. Such demand creates quite a challenge. But it also provides tremendous rewards when we can successfully meet that demand. And I’m happy to report that, during the past two years, Variety has provided more than $2.5 million to fund the purchase of vital medical equipment, as well as the therapy that makes that equipment even more functional. Even better, by the end of our most recent fiscal year, Variety was able to deliver on every single qualified equipment/therapy request we received. There’s nothing that, as Executive Director, I point to with more pride and satisfaction. Not to say Variety didn’t accomplish plenty more in 2016. We celebrated our 50th Dinner With the Stars with a rousing performance by headliner Lionel Richie. We held one our most successful Runway Lights Fashion Shows, featuring the couture of Carmen Marc Valvo. We instituted new Adventure Camp procedures that enabled more kids than ever before to get the opportunity to participate. We staged, through the auspices of Variety Children’s Theatre, another well loved, critically acclaimed musical in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. We earned, for the 4th year in a row, the top 4 star rating from Charity Navigator, an independent watchdog that evaluates charitable organizations in the U.S. Only 9% of charities have received this rating four years running. We put the Variety mission in front of more than a million people, thanks to Wehrenberg Theatres’ inviting us to produce a public-service announcement, starring Variety kids, that runs before every movie. And we continued, using every platform available, to make more families, and more people throughout the Greater St. Louis region, aware of our mission of helping local children with disabilities reach their full potential by providing them with services every time they need them. In closing, I’d like to share something one of our Variety parents posted to our Facebook page: “In a world that often tells them no and is full of tough challenges Variety means so much!!! Thank you Variety for believing in my child and in all the other children’s lives you help make more independent and happy.” I’d like to think this one comment represents the feelings of everybody who looks to Variety for help, as well as all those who open their hearts to help.

Brian Roy Executive Director


BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman of the Board

*Lawrence K. Otto

Vice Chairmen

*Steve Crimmins *Marilyn Fox *Thelma Steward


*Steve Gross


*Leslie Wilson

*Mark Abels *Amy Best Joe Burgess Mark Burkhart Joe Castellano Cathy Dunkin Laura Ellenhorn Ray Farris Cheri Fromm Ray Gruender David Hogan Al Kent Chris Kerckhoff, Jr. Adam Ketterer *Lee Kling Patricia Kopetz Mark Koritz Nancy Kranzberg

Patrick Larmon Davida Layer Mike Lefton Danny Ludeman Nick McGeehon Bill Menke Robert O’Loughlin Ridley Pearson Lucia Rosenbloom Bevis Schock Paul Shaughnessy *Kimberly Springer Michael Staenberg Beth Stroble

Honorary Life Members

Kimmy Brauer William H.T. Bush Nancy Diemer Cliff Eason Marge Imo Chip Rosenbloom Ozzie Smith

Chairman Emeritus *David Steward

*Executive Committee Members

CHAIRS OF STANDING COMMITTEES Marketing & Communications Mark Abels

Strategic Planning Mark Burkhart

Young Variety Adam Ketterer


Variety Women


Planned Giving



Lee Kling

Amy Best

David Steward

Laura Ellenhorn

Kimberly Springer

Leslie Wilson

VARIETY STAFF Jan Albus Chief Executive Officer Brian Roy Executive Director Christina Altholz Chief Financial Officer Misty Burton Health Services Manager Wes Edwards Major Gift Officer

Janna Greenwood Database Manager and Analyst

Mandy Pratt Grant and Proposal Writer

Lauren Rose Program and Special Events Coordinator

Patty Haeffner Executive Assistant

Julie Probst Director of Special Events

Carolyn Smith Health Services Associate

Linda Sanders Development Director

Jean Larson Steck Communications Director

Karen Haglin Accounting Manager Julie Hankley Program Manager Nadia LaBostrie Graphics Manager

Tom Remes Communications Manager


RECREATION Doesn’t every kid deserve to go to camp? That’s how Variety feels. And so, for four weeks in the summer, and two days during winter break, we give kids with special needs a very unique experience. Tailored to our campers’ strengths and abilities, activities include everything from swimming and rock climbing, to ice skating and art. All with the goal of helping these campers develop increased socialization, independence, and self-confidence. Madi was one of our campers last summer. And here’s the thing about Madi: she smiles all the time. So, whether the smiles at camp were just regular Madi smiles, or were actually conjured by the unique experience of camp, it’s kind of hard to say. Or it was. Until we got this note from Madi’s mom as camp was in session:

“I love when Madi goes to Variety camp and comes home with the “I Can” attitude. She got out of the tub all by herself for the first time tonight. Thank you for having such an amazing camp experience!” -Traci (Madi’s Mom)



61% of campers gained new skills during their experience at Adventure Camp



Lots of kids like eating clementines. Will likes peeling them just as much. You see, Will has spastic diplegic CP, with very limited use of his left hand. But with the Saebo Glove and Saebo Stretch paid for by Variety, Will’s already shown decreased spasticity and increased range of motion in that hand in little more than a month.

As a result, peeling fruit, and many other tasks, are moving to Will’s can-do list. Will’s mom says the help Variety gives is life-changing, not just for Will, but her entire family. In big ways, like helping his siblings realize there are other kids like Will. And in small ways. Because Will’s not peeling all those clementines just for himself.


What happens when kids get the equipment they need?







EDUCATION Whether Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, or The Wizard of Oz, every show Variety Children’s Theatre puts on includes more kids than the original production. That’s so we can give the greatest number of kids with special needs the chance to not only experience the magic of live theater, but to develop greater friendships, self-confidence, and self-esteem. And so, as a consequence, every show we put on has more happy endings than just the one the authors fashioned. This year, one of those additional happy endings centered on Brendan, one of the members of the teen ensemble, and we wanted his Dad to tell it.



of Variety kids were more social after taking part in Variety Children’s Theatre

Last year, after Brendan’s first show with VCT, I thanked you profusely for providing such a wonderful opportunity.

It was, by far, the best thing Brendan did in 2015. Nothing else came close to the impact that Mary Poppins had. Not one thing.

And then, Beauty and the Beast was better. Better because we saw how Brendan was truly engaged and embedded. He has a tendency to sometimes hang on the fringes of large groups, preferring to watch vs. engage. That didn’t happen with VCT. As we walked down the halls backstage of the Touhill on the first night, at least 20 people said hi to him and gave him a high five. Everyone knew who he was. The same thing happened all week. He was truly included and engaged. He felt like a star, but more importantly, he felt like a part of a group. I saw the same things happen over and over all week with other cast members, too. I’m not sure you understand how meaningful that is to those of us with kids with differing abilities—too many of these kids are marginalized, either physically or socially. We worry that he moves through the high school halls invisible—looked past by those who do not know him or how to engage with him. These past 7 weeks, no one looked past him. He was never invisible. They looked him in the eye and engaged with him. Among that group, he was treated as a peer and as full-fledged family member. In addition, his experience at Variety made him WANT to talk to teachers, classmates and total strangers about his “play.” Friends, both those with special needs and those without, were excited for him, impressed by him, and some were even jealous of him. That just doesn’t happen very much for him.

Thank you for creating and sustaining an experience that helped him fill his life and for making sure he and others like him were visible to so many. R. J.


THERAPY This is Maria. Just looking at her you know that line from West Side Story is true: All the beautiful sounds of the world in a single word, Maria. But at the moment, Maria can’t say her own name. She has a motor speech disorder called apraxia that disrupts the messages the brain sends to the lips, jaw, and tongue to form sounds, syllables, and words. Words like Maria. With intensive speech therapy provided through Variety’s TherHappy program, there’s a good likelihood Maria will be able to build the muscle memory that someday will allow her to speak clearly. Words like Maria. And from that will flow greater independence, self-esteem, and confidence. You know the last line of that song from West Side Story, right? The most beautiful sound I ever heard, Maria. “Maria” will never be a more beautiful sound than when Maria can say it herself.



of Variety kids experienced increased self-esteem and increased socialization after completeing therapy


TRANSPORTAT Before you can help transport an audience to a magical world, you have to get yourself to play practice. This year, Variety kid Kaci made every practice and performance of the Variety Children’s Theatre production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” in a brand new, wheelchair-accessible van Variety gave her. And not just to make it to the play. It’s hers for good. Already, she and her family have used it to get to Kaci’s many medical appointments, where it actually fits in the hospital parking garage. They used it to go to Florida to visit Kaci’s sister for Christmas. And, most importantly, it’ll be taking her back and forth to Maryville University, where Kaci will be studying Organizational Leadership this coming fall.

Kaci’s mom says, “Receiving the van is a huge financial relief, and gives us peace of mind knowing we have safe transportation for Kaci for many years.”


TATION (VANS) Kaci’s van has already taken her to:

12 theatre rehearsals 7 chorus rehearsals 5 theatre performances 2 chorus performances 1 family vacation








S AND CONTRIBUTIONS Thanks for the support from our corporate partners. Our ability to say YES to Variety kids would not be possible without the following corporations and their generous gifts (Oct 2015 - Sept 2016). ($300,000+) Centene Charitable Foundation World Wide Technology

($150,000 - 299,999) Edward Jones Emerson Nestle Purina PetCare

Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation Hogan Transports Inc.

Clean Sweep Chimney Service

Interco Charitable Trust

Creative Mobility

Mercy Health System

Genovese Jewelers

Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.

Graybar Electric Company

Safety National

Hunter Engineering Company

St. Louis Cardinals

Impact Group Charitable Foundation

Spire Foundation

($100,000 - 149,999)


Bank of America Express Scripts

BJC HealthCare

Husch Blackwell LLP

Wehrenberg, Inc.


($1,000 - 4,999)

TIAA-CREF Trust Company Webster University Weissman Theatrical

JP Morgan Kemper Home Services Companies Kendra Scott Lindenwood University Mackey Mitchell


($5,000 - 9,999)

($25,000 - 99,999)

Brown Smith Wallace

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Cequel III Enterprise Holdings

Bunzl USA Inc.


US Bank

G.I. Construction

Wells Fargo Advisors

Psychological Associates Inc.

Gateway Buick GMC


Metal Exchange Corporation

Ranken Jordan - A Pediatric Specialty Hospital

($10,000 - 24,999)


Monsanto Company

Alliance Rehab and Medical

Safety National

AT&T Missouri

Scottrade, Inc.

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Orthotic & Prosthetic Lab Inc. Plancorp, Inc. PS Kids, LLC

St. Louis Children’s Hospital The Cookie Rookie LLC

American Direct Marketing Resources

The Oliver Group LLC

BSI Constructors

United Access

TW Constructors LLC



The John Harris Society includes individuals, foundations and organizations dedicated to annually supporting children in our community who live with physical and developmental disabilities. Their support helps provide medical equipment and therapy programs that are vital to children’s health and happiness.


Mr. and Mrs. David L. Steward Steward Family Foundation


Ambassador and Mrs. Sam Fox Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kranzberg The David B. Lichenstein Foundation


AJP Foundation John and Mary Kaye Fort Family Fund Dennis M. Jones Family Foundation Mr. W. Grant Williams III The Sayers Foundation


Stephen F. Brauer & Camilla T. Brauer Charitable Trust Dula-Kobusch Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Norman Eaker Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Fox Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Fox Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Fromm Mr. and Mrs. Edward Imo Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Neidorff Craig H. Neilson Foundation Ms. Lucia Rosenbloom Mr. and Mrs. Dale C. Rosenbloom World Wide Technology Foundation



Alex & Alice Aboussie Family

Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Mark Burkhart Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Steve Carter Mr. and Mrs. Steven L. Crimmins Mr. and Mrs. J. Cliff Eason Mr. and Mrs. David N. Farr Mr. Don Ferguson Ferring Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Steven Frank Mr. and Mrs. G. Andrew Franz Mr. Brian Kearns and Dr. Kaori Sakurai Mr. Lee C. Kling Mrs. Rosalyn Kling Mr. and Mrs. Charles Knight Mr. and Mrs. Paul Koch Mrs. Mary Ann Lee Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lefton Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Ludeman National Endowment for the Arts Herman T. and Phenie R. Pott Foundation Mr. and Mrs. William Rusnack Mr. and Mrs. Terry Schnuck Mr. and Mrs. Michael Staenberg Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Voss Audrey J. Walton & Ann Walton Kroenke Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. James D. Weddle Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Diemer


The Sigmond and Marie P. Baer Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Warner Baxter Ms. Amy M. Best Mr. and Mrs. Van-Lear Black Blues for Kids Foundation Boeing Employees Community Fund Ms. Cynthia Brinkley August A. Busch III Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Joe Castellano Mr. and Mrs. David Darnell Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Eckelkamp Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ellenhorn Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Farris Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J. Ferrari Mrs. Greg Fox Mr. and Mrs. Troy Gladstone Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Grant Mrs. Anna Harris Mr. Robert Hummert Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hunter Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Imbs Mr. and Mrs. John E. Jacob Mr. and Mrs. Nevada A. Kent IV Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Kerckhoff, Sr. Kling Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Koritz Mrs. Sandra Moll Mr. Robert O’Loughlin Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Otto Ms. Rose N. Perotti Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ritter Sander Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Scott Schnuck W. Bevis Schock The Siteman Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Bob Springer Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Stokes The Regional Arts Commission Mr. James Traube Mr. and Mrs. Todd Weaver


Mr. and Mrs. Ken Aston Ms. Lori Belza Mr. and Mrs. Tim Beranek Sandra Buschmann The Conerly Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Craig III Mr. and Mrs. Richard Buehler Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Domian Mr. and Mrs. David Dulan Fox Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Steve Gross The Hermann Family Foundation The Impact Group Charitable Foundation Mrs. Judy Jehling Lee Foundation Mr. and Mrs. William Lindenmayer Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Mann Mr. & Mrs. Sanford N. McDonnell Foundation Mr. Bill Menke Mr. and Mrs. Jack J. Mercurio Mr. and Mrs. Ridley Pearson The Regional Arts Commission Mr. Jonathan W. Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Srenco Ms. Gladys Stannard Mr. Larry Thomas Mark A. & Deborah A. Wilhelm Charitable Foundation Yelp Foundation


Mr. and Mrs. Mark M. Abels Mr. and Mrs. Blake Agniel Dr. Annie Albus and Dr. Michael Albus Mr. and Mrs. Larry Albus Mr. and Mrs. John Bachmann Mr. and Mrs. Bob Balk Mr. and Mrs. Clarence C. Barksdale Mr. and Mrs. Marc Bernstein Ms. Susan Block Mr. and Mrs. B.A. Bridgewater Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Brown Mrs. Kimberly Browning-Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bryant The Cady Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Steve Carani

Cardinals Care Mr. and Mrs. David Catron Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Chod Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Ciapciak Community Health Charities Mr. and Mrs. Parker B. Condie Sr. Mrs. Virginia B. Cornelius Mr. and Mrs. Fetzer E. Crockett Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Curran Dr. William H. Danforth Mr. Richard Daniels Mr. and Mrs. Charles Disbrow Ms. Anna Drozdova Mr. and Mrs. Carter Dunkin Ms. Laura Dunsmoor Edison Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jerrold Epstein Mr. and Mrs. Jon Epstein Mr. James Espy Mr. and Mrs. Robert Flach Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gallegos Mr. and Mrs. Niall Gannon Mr. and Mrs. James Gans Ms. Dawn Gilbertson Dr. and Mrs. Robert Goerss Mr. and Mrs. James R. Hamby Ms. Wendy Henry Mr. and Mrs. David Hogan Mr. and Mrs. George E. Horne Ms. Kristin Johnson Ms. Angela Jung Ms. Alice Q. Kalafut Mr. and Mrs. William Kallaos Ms. Stacey Kamps Ms. Nancy Keefer J.W. & Mildred A. Kisling Charitable Foundation Dr. and Mrs. W. R. Konneker Mr. Edmund Kopetz and Dr. Patricia Kopetz Ms. Julie Kulawiec Mr. and Mrs. Brad Lambert Mr. and Mrs. Patrick L. Larmon Mrs. Ann Liberman Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Light Dr. Alan Londe and Ms. Sandy Tucker Ms. Denise Loseman Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Love Ms. Angela Mall Mr. and Mrs. John Mandelker

Ms. Ann W. Marr Ms. Christy Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Louis T. Maull IV McFamily Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Mike McKay Mr. and Mrs. John Meadows Mr. and Mrs. Walter Metcalfe Mr. and Mrs. Leo P. Miceli Missouri Foundation for Health Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mosbacher The Muny Mrs. Amanda Nickens Mr. Douglas Parsons The Patriot Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Eric O. Pearson Dr. and Mrs. William Peck Mrs. Penny Pennington and Mr. Michael Fidler Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Pollnow Ms. Cynthia Price Ranken Jordan - A Pediatric Specialty Hospital Mr. and Mrs. Richard Robb Mr. and Mrs. Tom Santel Mr. and Mrs. Greg Schaller Mr. and Mrs. Craig Schnuck Mr. and Mrs. R. William Schrimpf The Sidener Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Sommers St. Louis Children’s Hospital Mr. and Mrs. James Stackhouse Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stephens Mrs. Mary Strauss Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Talen Ms. Mariquita Taylor Ms. Lisa Tesar Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tomaso Mr. and Mrs. Neil Tzinberg Mr. and Mrs. Michael Van Lokeren Ambassador and Mrs. George H. Walker III Mrs. Carol Wall and Mr. Rob Ciampoli Mr. and Mrs. Thomas White Mrs. Donna Wilkinson Ms. Jackie Williams Mr. and Mrs. Kip Williams Mr. and Mrs. Douglas H. Yaeger Ms. Jackie Yoon Mr. and Mrs. Steve Zamler


FRIENDS OF V Ms. Jane Abbott Ms. Susan L. Abernathy Ms. Stephanie Adams Mr. John Akers Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Albano Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Albus Mr. and Mrs. David Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Don P. Altholz Mrs. Donald W. Altholz Ms. Pamela J. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Chris Andrasko Ms. Debbie Andrews Mr. and Mrs. John E. Arcipowski Ms. Breanne Arminio Mr. Paul Ashby Ms. Mary-Louise Aykent Mr. and Mrs. Bob Baer Miss Katie Balella Ms. Bethann Barcomb Ms. Kirsten Bartholomew Mr. and Mrs. Louis B. Bauer Mr. and Mrs. Raymond F. Bentele Ms. Cindy Berger


Mr. Jerrold Bernard Mr. and Mrs. Donald Berns Mr. and Mrs. Mark Berns Ms. Mary Jane Beyes Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bina Ms. Kelly Bitzer Mr. and Mrs. Tom Blazevic Ms. Susan E. Block Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Blumenkemper Ms. Alisabeth J. Bogosian Mr. Eric Bomball Ms. Maureen Borkowski Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Borowiak Mrs. Sandra Bouchein Mr. and Mrs. Scott J. Bousman Mr. Ross Boyd Mr. and Mrs. Michael Boyle Ms. Sherri Bray Mr. and Mrs. Alan M. Brenker Ms. Megan Brinker Teide Brisibe Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Brooks Mr. David Brotman Ms. Ann-Marie Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Brown Mr. and Mrs. Morton Brown Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Brown Mr. and Mrs. Timothy K. Brown Mr. Ian Broz Ms. Amy Bruce Mr. and Mrs. Jason Brumitt Mr. Dan Bruns Mr. and Mrs. Gene R. Bryant Ms. Kathy Budai Ms. Marilyn K. Bush Ms. Angela Butenschoen Mr. and Mrs. Tim Byrd Ms. Adrianne Calderon Ms. Sarah Campbell Ms. Sharon Campbell Mr. and Mrs. David G. Canada Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Carr Ms. Meri Cartee Ms. Sheila Carter Mr. and Mrs. Bill Castle Mr. and Mrs. Jared Cavness Mr. and Mrs. Justin Charboneau Mr. Robert Chervek Dana Chrisco Mr. John Clarke Ms. Maria Clements Mrs. Maureen Clever Mr. Gene Cohen Dr. William Cohen Mr. and Mrs. James Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Collins Mr. Stephen J. Conway Ms. Ashley Cook Dr. Amber Cooper and Mr. Dan Cooper Mr. Tom Creech Mr. and Mrs. Mark Croke Mr. Charles S. Cutelli Ms. Joni Cygan Ms. Suzanne U. Dace Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dambach Mr. and Mrs. Gerald E. Daniels Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Davidson Mr. and Mrs. Brent R. Davidson Mrs. Mary Lou Davis Mr. and Mrs. Greg DeLargy

F VARIETY Mr. John Delautre Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Demerath Mr. Josef Denother Mr. Mark Dey Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dierker Ms. Mary Doehring Ms. Mary K. Dowd Ms. Lindsay B. Driscoll Dr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Eberlein Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Egan Mr. Andrew Eggleston Mr. Richard Eiseman Mrs. Marci Mayer Eisen and Rick Eisen Mr. and Mrs. David Elbe Ms. Melissa Engelson Ms. Kathleen E. England Mr. Jack Erbs Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fanger Mr. Dan Faul Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ferry Ms. Lindsay Field Mr. and Mrs. William J. Fienup Ms. Margaret Finley Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Fiudo Mr. Zachary Fiudo Ms. Mary Ann Foppe Ms. Scarlett L. Foster Mr. and Mrs. Todd Frazier Mr. and Mrs. Dan Freeman Ms. Sharon Friedman Mr. Paul Fullerton Ms. Megan Gardner Kelly Garrow Mr. and Mrs. Jon Gehbauer Chris George Mrs. Heidi George Mr. and Mrs. Thomas George Mr. and Mrs. Gary Gianino Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Gibson Mr. and Mrs. Rich Giles Dr. and Mrs. Henry Givens Jr. Mr. Daniel Goldman Ms. Leisha Gordon Ms. Rita Graham-O’Brien Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Grassi Ms. Kim Grbac Ms. Debra Green Mr. and Mrs. Ron Green

Mr. and Mrs. Daron Greene Mr. Wes Gregory Ms. Carolyn V. Grove Judge and Mrs. Raymond Gruender Mr. Teddy Gruener Ms. Alice Guebert Ms. Mary Gulath Mr. Walter Gummersheimer Mr. J. Barry Gunther Mr. and Mrs. Dan Gutchewsky Mr. and Mrs. Leo Haas Mr. and Mrs. Terry Haeffner Ms. Janet A. Haefner Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Hall Mr. and Mrs. Chip Hallsten Ms. Leah Hammel Mr. and Mrs. Tony Harris Mr. and Mrs. John Hartweger Mr. and Mrs. Ted Harvey Ms. Melissa Haupt Mr. Dwayne Hebb Ms. Cathleen L. Helfrich Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Hennessey Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hewgley Ms. Deborah Higgins Mr. Graham Hill Mr. Jesse Hill Mr. Ron Hindman

Ms. M. Patricia Hise Ms. Shannon M. Hixenbaugh Mr. and Mrs. Dan L. Hodapp Mr. and Mrs. John Hoffman Ms. Laurie Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. James Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Hoffmann Ms. Yvette Holmes Mr. and Mrs. Sylvan Holtzman Mr. John G. Horen Ms. Ameche House Ms. Anita Hsieh Ms. Molly Hyland Ittner Mr. and Mrs. John Irace Ms. Maureen Jamieson Mr. and Mrs. James Janning Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Jary Mr. and Mrs. Brent Jasper Kelly Johnson Mr. Stephen Jokerst Mr. and Mrs. DJ Jones Reverend and Mrs. Johnny Jones Ms. Kim P. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Lyndon Joost Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jostes Dr. and Mrs. Joe Kahn Mr. Robert Kanterman and Ms. Caryn Fine Mrs. Constance D. Kelly


Mr. and Mrs. Adam Ketterer Mr. and Mrs. William M. Kikas Pastor Russ Klenke Ms. Rebecca Klingler Mr. Michael Koehler Mr. Richard Koop Ms. Beth Koritz Mrs. Julie Korte Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Koster Mr. Scott Kouri Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kramer Mr. and Mrs. Justin Kraudel Mr. and Mrs. Andy Kreher Ms. Judy Kulczycki Mr. Matt Kupferle Ms. Karen C. Ladd Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Lafiore Mr. and Mrs. Richard Laitman Mr. and Mrs. Matt LaMartina Ms. Andrea Lampert Mr. and Mrs. Doug Landholt Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Lankford Mrs. Ann Lause Ms. Amalia LaViolette Mr. and Mrs. Claude D. Leezy Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lehrer Mr. and Mrs. Brian Leonard

Mr. Brian P. Lich Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Liebman Ms. Tiya Lim Ms. Myra Lincoln Mr. and Mrs. William A. Linnenbringer Mr. and Mrs. Michael Litwack Mr. David Lloyd Ms. Constance Lohr Mr. Thomas Lohse Mrs. Penny Long Mr. Joseph Luke Ms. Phyllis R. Lyon Ms. Colleen Lyons Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Macauley Mrs. Marylen Mann Mrs. Ruth Mann Mr. and Mrs. Richard Manning Mr. and Mrs. Stan Margul Ms. Cindy Maritz Ms. Melissa Mark Ms. Karen Martin Ms. Bridget Marzett-Bender Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mason Karen and William Matteuzzi Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Mauller

Ms. Johanna Mayes Mr. and Mrs. Brooks C. McArthy Mr. Mack E. McCain Ms. Elizabeth McCrary Mr. and Mrs. Stan McCurdy Ms. Sylva McDonald Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas McGeehon Mr. and Mrs. Richard McIntosh Ms. Judith McLachlin Ms. Mai McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. W.D. McLaughlin Ms. Julie McLean Mr. and Mrs. Dale Messey Ms. Diane Metzger Mr. Charles Meyer Mr. and Mrs. John M. Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Don Middendorf Mr. and Mrs. Steve Miles Mr. and Mrs. Jim E. Miller Ms. Dianne Million Ms. Candy Moore Ms. Eleanor J. Moore Mr. Marty Moore Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Moranville Mr. and Mrs. Eric Morff Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Moritz

Ms. Janie Morrell Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Muckerman Mr. Harvard Muhm and Ms. Judy Glik Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Muraczewski Mr. Patrick J. Murray Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Nelson Ms. Joan Newbill Mrs. Deborah W. Newton Jean Nicolay Ms. Barbara Nikolychik Ms. Margaret Noll Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Nuernberger Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Nunez Ms. Alise O’Brien Ms. Linda R. O’Connor Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Odneal Mr. and Mrs. David Oetting Ms. Kim Ojile Mr. and Mrs. Brendan O’Toole Ms. Angie Owens Ms. Casie Page Ms. Elizabeth Pagett Mr. Mikhail Palatnik Mr. and Mrs. Craig Palmer Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick D. Palmer Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Parker Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Patton Mr. and Mrs. Ron Pauly Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pavelonis Ms. Elizabeth Pelch

Mr. Chris Pelton Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Pepper Matthew and Dolores Perlow Mr. Sam Peterman Mr. and Mrs. Bill Peterson Mr. Michael Pfeifer Dr. John Pieper Mr. and Mrs. Jerry A. Pipes Mr. Joseph Pipitone Ms. Kate Pollmann Ms. Nancy Poole Ms. Victoria Portell Mr. and Mrs. Maury Poscover Ms. Rosemary Pozzini Mr. and Mrs. Philip D. Prange Ms. Ann Probst Mr. and Mrs. Alan Proctor Mrs. Casey L. Prosser Mr. and Mrs. Rick Prywitch Ms. Angie Psihramis Mr. and Mrs. Michael Puertas Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Purdy Mr. and Mrs. John J. Quicke Mr. and Mrs. John Rabenau Mr. Frank Ragone Mr. Stephen L. Ramser Ms. Kathy Randall Mr. John Raymond and Mrs. Joanna Jones-Raymond Mr. and Mrs. Joe Reagan Mrs. Teresa Reagan Mr. Mel Rector Ms. Catherine Reedy Ms. Mary Reedy

Mr. Andrew Rehfeld and Ms. Miggie Greenberg Mr. Daniel A. Reich Mr. and Mrs. William W. Reichert Mr. Paul Reigelsberger Cary Renz Ms. Pamela J. Reynolds Mr. and Mrs. William Rice Mr. Elliot Rich Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. Ridgway Mr. and Mrs. Greg Riss Mr. and Mrs. Terry Ritchey Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ritter Ms. Stephanie Riven and Mr. Roger Goldman Ms. Julia Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Barry Rolland Mr. and Mrs. Andrew W. Roscoe Mr. John L. Rose Ms. Cynthia Ross Mr. Sean Roy and Rosann Palmisano Ms. Grace Rudnick Mr. and Mrs. Brent Rueter Mrs. Julie Russell Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Ryan Ms. Tara Ryterski Mr. Thomas Sakiyama Mrs. Sharon Salerno Mr. and Mrs. Barry Sandweiss Mr. John Sares Mr. Peter E. Sargent Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Scales Ms. Jackie Schaffner-Burks


Mr. and Mrs. Greg Schaller Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Schenk Mr. and Mrs. Vern Schmitz Ms. Patty Schnepel Mrs. Amanda Schnoebelen Mr. and Mrs. Mark Schnoebelen Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Schuler Mr. and Mrs. John Schulte Mrs. Isabelle Schultz Ms. Kathleen Schumacker Ms. Catherine E. Schwarz Mr. and Mrs. Philip Schwarz Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Scott Mrs. Mary L. Seabaugh Ms. Theresa Secrest Mrs. Robin Sellers Mrs. Doris Jean Serkes Ms. Sara Seymour Ms. Judith M. Shaffar Mr. and Mrs. Jay Shastri Mr. and Mrs. James 24 24

Shaughnessy Mr. and Mrs. Steven Shelton Mr. and Mrs. David Sherman III Ms. Michelle L. Simms Mr. and Mrs. Noel Simpson Mrs. Anita K. Sims Mr. and Mrs. Timothy P. Size Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Slavin Ms. Barbara A. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Smith Mr. Zachary Smith Mr. Donald L. Snyder Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sobotka Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Sokolik Mr. William Solomon Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Stanford Ms. Jean Steck Ms. Karen Steitz Mr. and Mrs. Drexel P. Stith Mr. Edward M. Strasser

Mr. and Mrs. Matt Strate Dr. Beth Stroble and Dr. Paul Stroble Ms. Teresa Struttmann Ms. Delisa H. Stuckey Ms. Heidi Suppelsa Mr. and Mrs. Mike Susic Ms. Holly Jo Swan Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Szewczyk Dr. and Mrs. John W. Tabash D.D.S. Mr. Monty Taha Mr. Paul Taxman and Mrs. Judy Bremer-Taxman Ms. JoAnne Taylor Mr. Greg Terbrock Ms. Beverly J. Terry Mr. and Mrs. David Throm Ms. Michelle Thrower Mr. Jim Timmerberg Ms. Amy Todt Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Tollefson Ms. Mary Tonne Dr. Chajuana Trawick Ms. Lara Turek Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tusing Ms. Katey Twehous Ms. Denise Tyson Mr. and Mrs. Craig Unnerstall Mr. and Mrs. John Upwood Ms. Patricia R. Utke Ms. Cynthia M. Vavrik Mr. and Mrs. Steven Vehige Ms. Susan E. Vierling Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Vogel Mr. and Mrs. Chris Vomund Ms. Kelly Walbrandt Ms. Fetauaiga Faye Walker Ms. Pauline P. Walsh Mr. Thomas Walsh Ms. Deborah J. Ward Dr. and Mrs. Dwaun Warmack Ms. Ann C. Warren Ms. Martha Washburn Mr. and Mrs. Brent Waters Mrs. Margaret D. Webb Dr. and Mrs. Tom Weber Ms. Aimee Wehmeier Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weiss Ms. Leonora Welsher Mr. and Mrs. Paul Werner Mr. and Mrs. Robert Whittaker Mr. and Mrs. James Wild Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wilhelm Mrs. Donna Wilkinson Mr. and Mrs. Aeneas Williams

Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Williams Mr. Elmer Williams Ms. Jessica Willingham Ms. Dorothy L. Willis Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Wilmes Ms. Donna Wilmoth Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilmott Mr. and Mrs. James J. Wingbermuehle Stacy Wipfler Mr. Richard Wooten Ms. Lynn Working Mr. and Mrs. John Yobby Mrs. Lina Young Mr. Mark Zelasko Mr. Bradley Zerman Ms. Rebecca Zerman Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Zimmermann Ms. Annie Zipf Mr. and Mrs. Lee Zobrist

Laundro Pizza Mat LTD. Meineke Car Care MR Destinations National Charity League Gateway Chapter NuMotion Our Lady of the Pillar QSC Audio Rabo AgriFinance Ryan R. Cox and Associates, LLC Saint Louis Community Foundation Saint Peter Catholic School Schnuck Markets, Inc. Scotsman Coin and Jewelry Screenvision Service Metal Products SonicShine The Delmar Gardens Family

The Gelber Family Limited Partnership The George Herbert Walker Foundation The Hulbert Charitable Lead Trust The Post Sports Bar & Grill The Walt Disney Company Foundation Tone Athletic Performance and Professional Fitness LLC Ultimate Keychains Weichert Realtors Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign YPO- St. Louis Chapter

COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS AIE Inspection Services, Inc. AmazonSmile B&B Theatres Banfield Pet Hospital of Brentwood Capital Auto Credit Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center Cheree Berry Paper Commercial Bank Conner Ash PC Daugherty Business Solutions David M. Dare, Attorney at Law Desai Family Foundation Disability Resource Association Edge Development LLC Essex Industries, Inc. Father William Pezold Council Knights of Columbus Festive Couture Floral Fox Associates LLC Give With Liberty Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America Grey Eagle Distributors Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning JPMorgan Chase Foundation Kay-Bee Electric Co. Knights of Columbus No. 4099 25

VARIETY ENCORE SOCIETY The Encore Society is comprised of individuals honored and recognized for designating Variety as the beneficiary of a planned gift. If you have or will be making a planned gift to Variety, please inform us. Your name will be added to the following Encore Society honor roll: Mark and Merri Abels Albert Becker Carter and Cathy Dunkin Linda and Cliff Eason Sam and Marilyn Fox Arabella R. Gieseler Judith and Raymond Gruender Marcella Hager Mike and Laura Herring Margaret and Edward Imo

Mary E. James J. Christopher and Jessica Kerckhoff Mark and Susan R. Koritz Ruth M. Kourkafas Living Trust Dorothy F. Krekeler Steven Leach Joan and Michael Malloy Estate of Helen M. McNamee Lyn and Michael Niemann

David Pasternak Trust Katie and Steve Schankman Mr. Russell Schrempp Bob and Kimberly Springer Ms. Eula Strothers Martha M. Wallin Trust Florence Westaver Trust Marie Winningham Edith and Alan Wolff

NAMED ENDOWMENTS The Centene Charitable Foundation Endowment for Adventure Camp

The Nevada A. Kent & Rita K. Kent Endowment for Adventure Camp

The Marilyn Fox Endowment for Adventure Camp

The Noémi & Michael Neidorff Endowment for Adventure Camp

The Robert R. & Mary Lee Hermann Endowment for Adventure Camp

The David C. Pratt Endowment for Adventure Camp

The Douglas E. & Victoria D. Hill Endowment for Adventure Camp

GIFTS IN KIND Adam Foster Jewelry Andy Cummings Bank of America Behan Family Bill Conerly Bill DeWitt III Brook Culleton Budweiser Brew House Burds & Kunt’s, PC Canyon Café Carmen Marc Valvo Centene Corporation Chase Park Plaza Checkmark Communications CI Select Clayton Bakery Commerce Bank Craft Alliance Center of Art & Design 26

Cyrano’s David & Thelma Steward Detroit Lions Dr. Joseph & Anna Clever Eric Finch ESM Marketing STL Everett E. Johnson for Liza B Fox Theater Fox2/KPLR11 G. Delargy - Wells Fargo G.I. Construction Gateway Motorsports Park & Gateway Kartplex Gina & Sean Savoie Happy Up, Inc. Hardee’s IcePlex Hogan Transport Imagination Toys, INC. Kaldi’s

Kendra Scott Ladue Pharmacy Les Bourgeois Winery Mark O’Bryan Maureen Clever Mike Grisham Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams Home Furnishings Mr. & Mrs. Pat Behan, Jr. Nothing Bundt Cakes Panera Parkway Central High School Paul Higgins Pets & Company PRP Wine International Pure Barre St. Louis Schlafly Beer

Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream Seven Gables Inn Simon’s Jewelers St Louis Cardinal Organization St. Louis Post Dispatch/ STLtoday.com Stages St Louis Stella & Dot Steve Schroer Strauss Peyton Sunshine Drapery Co. The Muny The Westin Wehrenberg, Inc. Wilson Lighting

Variety sincerely apologizes for any names misspelled or omitted. Please contact us at 314-720-7700 with any questions or concerns.

FISCAL YEAR 2016 OCT 1, 2015 - SEPT 30, 2016



15% 7%









Transportation (Vans) TOTAL PROGRAM EXPENSES


$107,915 $3,147,396




Management & General



Management & General








Special Events


In–kind Revenue


Program Revenue


11% 3%

TOTAL OPERATING REVENUE Change in net assets from operations

Net Assets as of Sept. 30, 2016


Special Events


Program Revenue As of Sept. 30, 2016, financial statements were audited by Brown Smith Wallace LLC. Further financial information is available on Variety’s website at www.varietystl.org.

$4,237,126 $208,220



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