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Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis

2013

Annual RepoRT


Since 1932, Variety the Children’s Charity serves children with physical and intellectual 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 education and recreational programs, funding therapy and providing Sunshine Coach Vans to help transport partner agency kids to places like doctor appointments. Variety partners with 75+ agencies to support programs and give scholarships that directly impact the lives of Variety children. For more information, visit www.varietystl.org.

MISSION Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis is a multi-faceted organization with one simple mission: To help local children with disabilities reach their full potential by providing services every time they need assistance. Variety annually impacts more than 14,500 children across 30 counties, spanning 547 zip codes.

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From our

Greg Boyce with Variety kids Luke and Anthony

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Dear Friends of Variety, It has been an exciting first year serving as Chairman of Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis. I learned intimately about the challenges our Variety families face, and I was inspired by the dedicated individuals who work every day to meet the needs of our families.

PROLAC hearing aid, was made available to help children gain independence.

In 2013, Variety honed their mission to five core areas referred to as TREES: Therapy, Recreation, Education, Equipment and Sunshine Coach Vans. The organization’s focus on these core initiatives was evident throughout the year.

I look forward to all the unique and ambitious opportunities that 2014 will bring for our Variety children, including the Variety Children’s Theatre presentation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Therapy – Variety children progressed toward individual goals through innovative therapy, like Kinesiotaping. Recreation – Confidence was built through rock climbing and karate at Variety Adventure Camp. Education – Thirty Variety children showcased their immense theatrical talents, bringing 6,299 audience members to five separate performances of Peter Pan. Equipment – Cutting-edge equipment, like the

Sunshine Coach Vans – Children were transported safely to doctor visits, educational events and outings.

Thank you all for contributing to Variety’s success in changing lives. It doesn’t take winning the 2013 Gold Heart to know that the St. Louis community has a special place in its heart for Variety kids and families. Here’s to another year of helping our children reach their full potential.

Greg Boyce Chairman of the Board

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From our

Jan Albus with Variety Child Josie

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Dear Friends of Variety, In 2013, Variety International awarded St Louis Variety with the highest award, the Gold Heart. At the 86th Annual Variety International World Conference, the 41 chapters from 11 countries met and shared their vision and plans to help children with disabilities. Since forming in 1928, Variety chapters around the world have raised more than $1.8 billion for more than 45 million kids with disabilities. The criteria for the Gold Heart Award include: programs, innovation, financial stability and growth. Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis grew 83% in funding in 2012, including growth of 35% of giving medical equipment and 59% increase in impact in our community. Our high efficiency means that 85 cents of each dollar goes to Variety kids. Our sustainability is strong with a $1.3 million endowment to support Variety Adventure Camp, and a board designated endowment of $2.4 million. The William R. Forman Heart Awards have been given out for 30 years. There are three heart awards, Bronze, Silver and Gold. St Louis Variety has won the Bronze Heart three times (1984-1988-2010) the Silver Heart three times (1987-1990-2008) but the Gold Heart had remained elusive, until 2013! To be recognized as the best Variety chapter means a great deal to us. We honor all the work that the other 41 chapters do for kids with disabilities around the globe. We will continue to strive to be even better and assist more children in our community. The Gold Heart Award also recognizes St Louis’ giving heart; to our donors, volunteers and staff, this is YOUR award. You made a difference in the life of a Variety child.

Jan Albus Chief Executive Officer

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2013

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIRMAN *Greg Boyce VICE PRESIDENTS *Steve Crimmins *Marilyn Fox *Thelma Steward TREASURER *Leslie Wilson SECRETARY *Joan Malloy *Mark Abels Sheila Banks

Mark Burkhart *Scott Bush Joe Denother *Cathy Dunkin Cliff Eason Cheri Fromm Steve Gross Ray Gruender *Nevada A. Kent, IV J. Christopher Kerckhoff, Jr. Dr. Patricia Kopetz *Mark Koritz Nancy Kranzberg Patrick Larmon *Mike Lefton Kevin Mowbray

NoĂŠmi Neidorff Marcia Niedringhaus Lawrence K. Otto *Penny Pennington Lucia Rodriguez Brian Rothery *Steve Schankman Scott C. Schnuck Bevis Schock Alison Sheehans *Kimberly Springer Michael Staenberg

CHAIRMAN EMERITUS David Steward

*Executive Committee Members

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Jan Albus

HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS Jo Ann Arnold Kimmy Brauer William H.T. Bush Nancy Diemer Margaret Imo Chip Rosenbloom Ozzie Smith

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CHAIRS OF STANDING COMMITTEES Public Relations Mark Abels Cathy Dunkin Strategic Planning Scott Bush

Young Variety Joe Denother Marketing Steve Crimmins Development Nevada A. Kent, IV

Programs Mark Koritz Mike Lefton Nominating David Steward

Variety Women Penny Pennington Planned Giving Kimberly Springer Finance Leslie Wilson

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VARIETY STAFF

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Jan Albus Chief Executive Officer

Diane Gruszka Health Services Director

Justin Leibrecht Event Coordinator

Alexandra Santacroce Sales Coordinator

Christina Altholz Chief Financial Officer

Patty Haeffner Assistant to the CEO

Julie Nagy Program Manager

Jean Larson Steck Communications Director

Laura Boyle Creative Producer

Karen Haglin Accounting Manager

Brian Roy Chief Operating Officer

Misty Burton Therapy Services Manager

Barb Kramer Program Director

Linda Sanders Development Director


how we helped in 2013

Did you Know? People with disabilities constitute the nation’s largest minority group, and the only group any of us can become a member of at any time. -Disability Funders Network Variety’s mission is to help the children in this group. Here are some facts about how Variety is doing just that.

14,500 KIDS RECEIVED SERVICES FROM VARIETY Variety by the numbers

10 Sleep related items

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35

Personal Care Items (Car Seats, bath systems, adapted chairs, toileting systems)

Adapted Strollers

48

Therapeutic Bikes

531

42

34

Van Adaptations or lifts

1,620

Kids received (birth-21) equipment or therapy

Devices

Variety kids have multiple disabilities.

22 Hearing Aids

42

112

Orthoses (AFO’s, splints, etc.)

46

Sets of twins received services

Power Wheelchairs

15

Standers

top 12 Diagnoses

Or 37% of

Communication

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Sets of siblings received services

Mobility Accessories or Repairs

# of Kids

Cerebral Palsy 403 Hearing Loss 245 Epilepsy/Seizures 149 Developmental Delay 121 Autism 101 Chromosomal Anomalies 79 Down Syndrome 73 Plagio/Torticollis 65 Hyrdrocephalus 63 Spina Bifida 61 Muscular Dystrophy 58 Blindness 54

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herapy

- Julie Leah’s Mom

“Mom! I stood up!” peeped two-year-old Leah from the swimming pool. Her mom, Julie, smiled as Leah’s therapist explained that the weights she placed on Leah’s feet were helping her to accomplish this feat.

She has no feeling in her feet or ankles but according to her mother, Leah’s fighting attitude along with help from her walker and therapy have allowed her to progress at an impressive rate. Recently she stood assisted for the first time!

“We fully attribute Leah’s improvements in her self-confidence and mobility to Variety’s Ther-Happy Kids program,” says Julie.

“We’ve tried standing her up before but she totally freaked out because she’s timid and wasn’t used to it,” said Julie. “Although Leah may seem nervous and shy she’s actually energetic and absolutely can’t wait to come to therapy. At night we talk about going to see her therapist in the morning and she gets so excited. She can hardly sit still when we pull into the parking lot.”

Leah’s walker and aqua therapy would not be a possibility without the help from Variety’s Ther-Happy Kids program. Ther-Happy Kids ensures that children with disabilities not only have the medical equipment they need, but the therapy to support them while they use it. Variety picks up the co-pays, or even the full cost, when insurance money runs out. For this reason, Ther-Happy is essential to the growth and development of children like Leah, born with Spina Bifida. 7

“We fully attribute Leah’s improvements in her self-confidence and mobility to Variety’s Ther-Happy program,”

Julie says that Leah is fiercely determined and she expects great things from her - anticipating that continued therapy will help Leah to stand at age four and walk by age six. We believe that if anyone can do it, Leah can and we can’t wait to see her continued progress through Ther-Happy Kids.


“I do not think Kaitlyn and many other Variety children would be as far along in this process if it was not for Variety. Her life experiences because of the programs and events Variety offers have enriched her life and made her more than most people expected. Kaitlyn is living outside the box. That is priceless.” - Dianne, Mom of Kaitlyn

“You are all amazing and helped Drew with equipment we’d never be able to purchase. We love our custom bike!” -The Davis Family Drew is pictured with former Rams player Aeneas Williams

THANK YOU everyone at Variety! You made my little man’s day today. He just received his new walker and we are soooooo VERY excited. What a counted blessing today!! We are thankful!! -Laura, mom of Jonathan

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“Josh doesn’t have any older siblings in his life to look up to, so for him to experience that with Kenny means the world to me.” - Mary Ellen, Josh’s Mom

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“I sent my son to Variety’s Adventure Camp two summers ago because I wanted him to have fun and be comfortable,” says Mary Ellen, the mother of Variety camper, Josh. Mary Ellen could have never imagined that Josh, age six, would not only find a place that he could fit in, but also find a best friend. And someone to look up to. “Josh is very high energy,” says Mary Ellen. “So there were days I would ask his counselor Kenny ‘are you sure you want to do this?’” But Kenny, a sophomore at Missouri State University, was up for the challenge and quickly became the mentor Josh needed. Josh is constantly laughing and always moving, ready for his next adventure. Kenny is ready to make new friends and always striving to make the most of his camp time with Josh. Clearly the two of them are a complimentary pair. “Josh and I are definitely both sociable and active people so I knew we would be a good match” says Kenny, “Our first summer together I would just reflect on how I could be a better mentor to him each day after camp.” Mary Ellen immediately noticed the benefits of their camper-counselor relationship. “One day, I picked up Josh from camp and Kenny told me he had a ‘proud dad’ moment with Josh when he went down the pool slide by himself for the first time!” says Mary Ellen. “Josh doesn’t have any older siblings in his life to look up to, so for him to experience that with Kenny means the world to me.” After two years and four camp sessions with Josh, Kenny echoed a similar sentiment, stating, “One of the most positive learning experiences that anyone could experience in their life is made possible here, at Variety Adventure Camp.”

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“Anthony has such a great attitude and strong spirit but he needed the sense of normalcy that he receives riding a bike around with his sister.”

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- Laneshia, Anthony’s mom

quipment

Four-year-old Variety child Anthony is paralyzed from the waist down due to a gunshot wound. After the family was initially referred to Variety when Anthony signed up for horseback riding, Anthony’s mother made sure to sign him up to receive a therapeutic bike at Variety’s annual Bikes for Kids in November. “Anthony has such a great attitude and strong spirit but he needed the sense of normalcy that he receives riding a bike around with his sister,” confessed Laneshia. It was clear that Anthony’ sister felt the same way at Bikes for Kids this year. As he made one of his many laps around the gym at Webster University in his brand new bike, his sister ran behind him, exclaiming “Anthony! Now we can ride our bikes together!” This touching moment was the perfect example of why equipment is so important to our Variety kids. According to Laneshia, Anthony is not only building significant muscle strength and experiencing therapeutic benefits while having fun with other kids his age, but his bike has also become a sense of pride and joy. Visitors to their home are greeted with a “Hi! Look at my brand new bike!” “Variety is our guardian angel! I try my hardest to make sure Anthony has a fulfilling childhood and not let his disability get in the way. Variety has helped to enhance it and has provided things that I would not be able to provide on my own. We are forever grateful,” says Laneshia.

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CORPORATE PARTNERS VARIETY CLUB PARTNERS

MAJOR PARTNERS

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS THE ONES

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WHO CARE

THANK YOU


CORPORATE 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.

($300,000+)

($5,000-9,999)

Centene Corporation World Wide Technology

Anheuser-Busch Companies BJC HealthCare Brown Smith Wallace Cassidy Turley CBRE First Bank Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra Site Advancement Foundation The Siteman Family Foundation United Seating & Mobility LLC Weissman Theatrical

($150,000-299,999) Emerson Edward Jones Imo’s Pizza ($100,000-149,999) Ameren Bank of America Express Scripts Nestle Purina PetCare Wells Fargo Advisors ($75,000-99,999) Wehrenberg Theatres ($50,000-74,999) Peabody Energy Corp. Schnuck Markets, Inc. ($25,000-49,999) AT&T Missouri Bunzl USA Inc. Hermann Companies Inc. Mercy Health System *Switch *Touhill Performing Arts Center U.S. Bank

“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.” - Mary AnNe Radmacher

($10,000-24,999) Aegion Corporation *Avatara LLC BKD LLP Brown Shoe Company Inc. BSI Constructors Interco Charitable Trust *Kansas City Costume Company Lafayette 148 New York Living World Christian Center *Logic Systems Sound & Lighting Inc. Monsanto Company Morgan Stanley

($1,000-4,999) American Railcar Industries, Inc. Big River Race Management, LLC Brighton Retail Burds & Kunts, PC Creative Mobility CVS Caremark E. K. Interior Designs Enterprise Holdings Frank Leta Automotive Furniture Brands International Good Sports Graybar Foundation Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Company Landis+Gyr McCarthy Building Companies Inc. Missouri Academy of Audiology Northwestern Mutual Foundation Orthotic & Prosthetic Lab Inc. Paric Corporation Rams Football Company, Inc. Razoo Foundation Rothman Furniture Stores, Inc. Scottrade, Inc. Service Metal Products Simons Jewelers Standing Partnership The Loftus Group Timothy E. Hayes & Associates U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management United Access *Denotes an in-kind donor

Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. Safety National

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YOU Choose Variety’s new online donation page, Help a Variety Kid is here! This grass roots campaign gives donors the ability to specifically choose which items they would like to help Variety purchase with an easy-to-navigate and visual landing page. Other donation options, such as the ones below, include children’s books, one hour of specialized therapy, performing arts scholarships, estate planning, tax credits, and corporate partnerships. This is a wonderful opportunity to personalize your donation to Variety! So check out www.helpavarietykid.org to see where the need is greatest for Variety kids and how YOU can help.

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therapy. Our goal is to provide 4 hours of therapy for Variety Kids.

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ducation

It’s not often that a child told she may never walk, finds herself on a stage alongside professional actors in front of thousands of people. However, this has been the case for eight-year-old Variety child Olivia. “She’s been singing and dancing since she was a toddler,” says her father, Kelly. And Olivia chose to follow her passion for performing – eventually landing her on stage in the Variety Children’s Theatre production of ANNIE last year in the “Hard Knock Life” chorus, belting out each note and dancing to the beat. Variety Children’s Theatre, a major endeavor of Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis, is a unique production unlike any other in the country that showcases the talents of theatrically gifted children and adults in an inclusive setting, with children of all abilities on stage. This program, now in its 5th season, perfectly embodies Variety’s mission to help children just like Olivia to reach their full potential. “I didn’t get to see many of her practices for the performance last year so I didn’t really know what to expect going into it opening night,” said Kelly. “So it really blew me away when I saw her on the stage. I’ve seen her in multiple performances through our church but her appearance in ANNIE brought tears to my eyes.” Olivia, shy yet undoubtedly well spoken, has improved with each performance – honing her singing abilities and building self-assurance. “I think that acting and singing has been extremely helpful with her self-confidence,” says her father. Olivia seems to agree, claiming that she has even considered continuing to sing and perform into adulthood. Given Olivia’s natural knack for the arts and contagious personality, explained by her father as “all sunshine and butterflies,” it is no surprise that Olivia earned herself her second role in Variety Children’s Theatre this year. Olivia was cast in the 2013 Variety Children’s Theatre production of Peter Pan in October and was once again a real stage stealer!

Olivia posing for a promotional photo shoot for Variety’s Production of Peter Pan. Photo by ProPhoto STL 16


Here’s what is amazing about Variety Gifts received between Oct. 1, 2011, and Sept. 30, 2012 The John Harris Society includes individuals, foundations and organizations dedicated to annually supporting children in our community who live with physical and intellectual disabilities. Their support helps provide medical equipment and key therapy programs that are vital to children’s health and happiness. I HOPE ($50,000 +) AJP Foundation Ambassador and Mrs. Sam Fox Mr. and Mrs. Edward Imo Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kranzberg The David B. Lichtenstein Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Terry Schnuck Mr. and Mrs. David L. Steward ON THE GO ($25,000 - $49,999) Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Brauer Mr. and Mrs. J. Cliff Eason Dennis M. Jones Family Foundation Mr. Devin Listerman Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Neidorff Mr. and Mrs. James D. Weddle SHERIDAN’S CIRCLE ($10,000 - $24,999) Mr. and Mrs. James Berges Boeing Employees Community Fund The Dana Brown Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Steve Carter Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Diemer Mr. and Mrs. Norman Eaker Mr. and Mrs. David N. Farr Mr. and Mrs. Dale Fiehler Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Fox Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Fox Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Fromm Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Galvin Mr. and Mrs. Mike Herring Ms. Cheryl Holman Mr. and Mrs. Nevada A. Kent IV Audrey J. Walton & Ann Walton Kroenke Charitable Foundation Mrs. Mary Ann Lee National Endowment for the Arts Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick D. Palmer Mrs. Penny Pennington and Mr. Michael Fidler

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Herman T. and Phenie R. Pott Foundation Mr. Ed Smith Herbert A. and Adrian W. Woods Foundation I WISH ($5,000 - $9,999) Alex & Alice Aboussie Charitable Foundation Baer Charitable Trust Battram Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Van-Lear Black Mr. Alfred Brown Mr. Mark E. Burkhart August A. Busch III Charitable Trust Caleb C. & Julia W. Dula Educational & Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Steven Frank The Charles W. and Jean H. Frees Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Grant Guller Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Charles Knight Mr. and Mrs. Paul Koch Mrs. Priscilla McDonnell Ms. Linda Mercuro Missouri Foundation for Health Mr. George Mitchell Mr. Jim Mosbacher Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Otto W. R. Persons Charitable Fund Trust Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ritter St. Louis Cardinals W. Bevis Schock, Atty at Law Ms. Kimberly Steward Mr. Dan Timm Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Voss I DREAM ($2,500 - $4,999) Dr. and Dr. Michael Albus M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Burgess Mr. and Mrs. Joe Castellano Mr. and Mrs. Dan Cole Dr. William H. Danforth Mr. and Mrs. Gerald E. Daniels


YOU Mr. and Mrs. David Darnell Fox Family Foundation Ms. Peggy Gilligan Mr. and Mrs. Steve Gross Mr. and Mrs. Douglas E. Hill Mr. and Mrs. John E. Jacob Mrs. Lee Kling Mr. & Mrs. Sanford N. McDonnell Foundation Ms. Ann W. Marr Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Moll Ms. Rose N. Perotti Mr. and Mrs. Henry Purcell Mr. and Mrs. William Rusnack St. Joseph Parish - Cottleville Mr. and Mrs. William N. Scheffel Mr. Travis Selner Mr. and Mrs. David L. Steward II Mrs. Mary Strauss Mr. and Mrs. Michael Van Lokeren I CAN ($1,000 - $2,499) Mr. and Mrs. Larry Albus Mr. and Mrs. Chris Bade Mr. and Mrs. Rone Baldwin Mr. and Mrs. Bob Balk Ms. Pamela Benoist Mr. and Mrs. John D. Beuerlein Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Britton Mr. and Mrs. Bill Broderick Dr. and Mrs. Fred Bronstein Mr. and Mrs. Morton Brown Jr. Ms. Sandra K. Buschmann The Cady Family Foundation Cardinals Care Drs. Anita and Fred Chu Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Ciapciak Dr. and Mrs. Victor G. Clever Sr. Mr. and Mrs. William E. Cornelius Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cosgrove Mr. Robert Costas Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Craig III Mr. David Craig

Mr. and Mrs. Steven L. Crimmins Mr. Richard Buehler and Mrs. Mary Ann Daust-Buehler Mr. Ryan Davis Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Donald Ms. Laura Dunsmoor Mrs. Christina Dussold Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Eckelkamp Jr. Edison Family Foundation Ms. Sue Fischlowitz The Clifford Willard Gaylord Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Cap Grossman Judge and Mrs. Raymond Gruender Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Halbrook Mr. and Mrs. Timothy G. Hammett Mrs. Anna Harris Mr. Jason Harrold Mr. and Mrs. David Hogan Mr. and Mrs. Matt Horner Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hunter Mr. and Mrs. David Kirshner Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Koch Dr. and Mrs. W. R. Konneker Dr. Patricia Kopetz and Mr. Edmund Kopetz Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Koritz Mr. and Mrs. Justin L. Kraudel Mr. and Mrs. Randy Layer Mr. Jimmie Lenz Mrs. Ann Liberman Mr. and Mrs. Matt Liesenfeld Mr. and Mrs. George Love Chef Greg Maggi Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mannen Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Markow Ms. Sue McCollum Mr. and Mrs. Jack J. Mercurio Mr. and Mrs. J. Patrick Mulcahy The Outdoor Foundation Dr. Bob Packman Dr. and Mrs. William Peck Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Plassmeyer Mr. and Mrs. Sean Roarty Mr. and Mrs. John R. Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Sappington

Mr. and Mrs. R. William Schrimpf Mr. Michael S. Schuler Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sheehan The Sidener Foundation Mr. Leonard Slatkin Mr. and Mrs. Gregory R. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Srenco Dr. Donald Suggs Mr. and Mrs. Brian S. Tanner Vatterott Foundation Ms. Sharon Von Senden Wal-Mart Foundation Ambassador and Mrs. George H. Walker III Mrs. Gloria Weber Mr. Andy White Mrs. Julie Williams Ms. Sandra Young Emily Ziaee M.D.

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. - Lao Tzu 18


As of fall 2013, there have been 117 Sunshine Coach Vans allocated to Variety partner agencies to transport children across the St. Louis area to doctor appointments, therapy sessions and special outings or activities.

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Variety carefully picks which partner agencies will receive Sunshine Coach Vans to help make transportation easier for Variety kids all over the bi-state area.

unshine Coach Vans

Variety kids Elijah, Mason, Liese and Grace pictured with Cedric the Entertainer


FRIENDS OF VARIETY (Gifts from $100 - $999) Adorjan Family Foundation Ms. Nina Abercrombie Ms. Susan L. Abernathy Mr. Kelvin Adams Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Adolphson Ms. Julie Ahrling Mr. and Mrs. John Akers Akin & Porter Produce, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Albano Ms. Jacque Albus Alco Contractors LLC Mrs. Joyce L. Alexander All Community Events American Express Foundation Annual Pi Fundraiser Mr. and Mrs. John E. Arcipowski ARDL, Inc. Ajay Arora Mrs. Bindu Arya Mr. and Mrs. David Austin Mr. and Mrs. Bob Baer Ms. Valerie Baker Ms. H. Lucinda Baker Mr. Matthew Barbieri Mr. and Mrs. Clarence C. Barksdale Mr. and Mrs. Edgar M. Barnal Ms. Lynn Barnes Ms. Tena Barry Ms. Nona Barth Mr. and Mrs. John Bartold Mr. John Barud Ms. Krista Bauer Mrs. Carol H. Bauer Mr. Eric Baumann Ms. Jean O. Baumann Mr. Warner Baxter Mr. Howard Baysinger Beau Monde Bridal Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Beck Mrs. Julia Beckerjeck Ms. Karen Bedell Ms. Jennifer Beere Mr. Tom Beerman Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Bell Mr. and Mrs. David Bender Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bergmann Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Berns Mr. and Mrs. Donald Berns Mr. and Mrs. Peter Berns Ms. Sara Bernstein

Ms. Kelly A. Bertha Mr. and Mrs. Eric Bierling Ms. Mary E. Bischoff Mrs. Joyce E. Bishop Mr. and Mrs. David Bixler Ms. Violet M. Blackmon Mrs. Janet Blunt Mr. F. Richard Boeneker Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Boucher Mr. Gordon Bourne Ms. Julie Boyce Mr. Keith Boyce Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Bradley Mr. Tom Brady Mr. Alan Brainerd Mr. Timothy Branneky Breads of the World L.L.C. Ms. Elizabeth Brennan Mr. Brian Bretsch Mr. and Mrs. B.A. Bridgewater Mr. and Mrs. Tom Brinkman Mrs. Phyllis A. Britt Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Britton Mr. and Mrs. John Brnjac Mr. and Mrs. Bart Brnjac Mr. Jeff Brockes Ms. Lindsey Brooksher Mr. and Mrs. Peter Brown Mr. and Mrs. James Browning Terri Brugnara Ms. Wendy Brunitt Mr. and Mrs. Adam Bryant Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. Brown Mrs. Carole Buck Mr. Dan Buck Mr. and Mrs. Mark Buehler Ms. Maureen E. Burch Mr. and Mrs. Bill Burnes Mr. and Mrs. Donald Burnes Mr. and Mrs. James Burtin Ms. Victoria Busch Mr. and Mrs. William H.T. Bush Mr. and Mrs. Gene Butler Mr. and Mrs. Tim Byrd Mr. and Mrs. Larry Cantrell Ms. Freda Carney Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Carr Mr. and Mrs. John Carter Mr. J. L. Carter Ms. Patricia J. Casserly Cassidy Turley

Mr. Eugene Castellitto Ms. Juliet C. Catron Mr. Barry T. Cervantes Ms. Melissa Cerwin Mr. George Chacon and Mr. Todd Murray Mr. Robert J. Charity Mr. Daniel Chavez Mr. Robert Chervek Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Chomin Mr. and Mrs. David Christensen Ms. Jan Clarke Ms. Rebecca Clauss Ms. Lisa Clifford Cobra Hockey Mr. and Mrs. James Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Colesworthy Ms. Margaret Collins Mr. and Mrs. Osmond Conrad Mr. Stephen J. Conway Mr. Joseph M. Costello Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Anne Cox Mr. Donald W. Cramer Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Crancer Mr. Charles Crecelius Mr. Mark Croke Ms. Christine Cudney Mr. Thomas Curran Mr. and Mrs. Tony Cutelli Mr. Charles S. Cutelli Mr. James K. Dalton Jr. Ms. Kelly Dalton Mr. and Mrs. Tony Damico Dance Elite, LLC Mr. and Mrs. David Dare Mr. Charles David Mr. and Mrs. Brent R. Davidson Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Davidson Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Davis Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Davis Mrs. Aimee Davis Ms. Carol J. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Davis Ms. Beth Davis Ms. Xephyr Day Mrs. Eleanor Day Mr. Everson de Campos Mr. and Mrs. Anton Degenhardt Mr. John Delautre Ms. Martha Delmez Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Demerath

Mr. Paul Denny Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Denos Mr. Josef Denother Mr. and Mrs. Nick A. Dickhaut Mrs. Robin Diedrich Mr. and Mrs. John Dinga Mr. Joseph Dodson Mr. and Mrs. TJ Didson Mr. Ronald Dorn Mr. Kenneth Dothage Double D Karaoke LLC Mr. William Dulle Mr. and Mrs. Carter Dunkin Ms. Martina Duperret Mr. and Mrs. Dan Dwyer Mr. and Mrs. Robert Earthal Dr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Eberlein Mr. Steven Edelman Mr. Ronald D. Edelman Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Eidelman Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Eilers Ms. Caroline Eiseman Ms. Claudia Eiseman Ms. Marci Mayer Eisen Mr. and Mrs. Terry Endres Energizer Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. James Ertle Essex Industries, Inc. Mr. David Ezra Billie Farrell Mr. and Mrs. Chris Fava Mr. and Mrs. Joe Federer Ms. Kathryn Feldt Ms. Kathy J. Ferrara Ms. Jennifer Ferrell Ms. Barbara Field Mrs. Denise Finazzo Mr. and Mrs. Robert Flach Mr. and Mrs. Randy J. Flachs Fleur de Lisa Mr. and Mrs. David Flowers Ms. Cathy Flynn Mr. and Mrs. James L. Fogle Ms. Katy Forand Mr. and Mrs. Craig Fowler Mr. and Mrs. James Fox Mr. and Mrs. Norman Frain Ms. Cornelia Frank Ms. Lisa Franklin Ms. Sharon Fruit Fuse Ms. Lori Galkowski 20


Ms. Lorraine Gallard Mr. James Gandre and Mr. Boris Thomas Ms. Rosemary Ganey Mr. Christopher P. Ganschaw Gap Foundation Gift Match Program Ms. Kathy Gaynor Ms. Angela Geels Mr. and Mrs. William Gianella Mrs. Peggy Gibson Ms. Carol Giles Mr. and Mrs. Craig Gilson Give With Liberty Mr. Scott Glaeser Dr. Chrissi Glastetter Mr. Joe Goldberg Golf Tee Ms. Leisha Gordon Ms. Candace Gottfried Ms. Rita Graham-O’Brien Grand Slam Sports Mr. Ronald Green Greenleaf Procurement Grey Eagle Distributors Ms. Janet Griffin Ms. Marva L. Griffith Mrs. Tanya Grogg Martell Ms. Julie Grossman Ms. Vicki S. Groswald Ms. Carolyn V. Grove Mr. Stephen Gruszka Mr. John Gula Mr. J. Barry Gunther Dr. and Mrs. Mahendra Gupta Mr. Jeff Gusdorf and Ms. Linda Smith Mr. and Mrs. Terry Haeffner Mr. Cullen Hagerty Ms. Vanessa Halim-Okwuraiwe Mr. and Mrs. Chip Hallsten Mrs. Kathy Hammer Mr. Zachary Han Ms. Monica Hanneken Ms. Tonya Hanyes

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hardcastle Mrs. Caprene Hardy Mr. James Harris Ms. Cynthia Harris Ms. Patricia J. Hart Dr. Anjum Hassan and Tariq Hassan Ms. Bridget Havens HDA Inc. Heartland Bank Ms. Marie A. Heckel Ms. Mary Heger Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Henderson Jr. Mr. David Hennen Mr. Michael Hennessy Mr. and Mrs. Mathias Hermann Ms. Lauren Herring Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hilburg Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hill Mr. and Mrs. John Hillhouse Mr. Cary Hobbs Mr. and Mrs. Dan L. Hodapp Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoff Mr. and Mrs. Eric Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. James M. Hoffmann III Ms. Nicole Holland Mr. and Mrs. Jeremey Hollingshead Ms. Cheryl Holman Mr. and Mrs. George E. Horne Ms. Ameche House Mr. Matt Huebbe Mr. William C. Hulsey Hunter Engineering Company Mr. David Illig Imagination Toys, INC. Mr. and Mrs. Don Imholz Ms. Jessica Imo Ms. Carol E. Imo Mr. and Mrs. John Irace Ms. Andrea Irizarry Mr. Christopher Iselin Ms. Kathy Iverson

Mrs. Shelly Y. Jackson Ms. Janet Y. Jackson Janet Beth Designs Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jenkins Joel Marion Photography Ms. Mary Johnson Mr. Derwin Johnson Ms. Daetta Jones Ms. Susan Jones Ms. Kim P. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Roy Joos Mr. James R. Jordan JPMorgan Chase & Co. Mr. George Justice Kappa Sigma Thurtene Katherine Jessica Collections LLC Kay A. Kuhlmann - Agency Kayoss Designs LLC KDR Designer Showrooms Ms. Stacy Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kerckhoff IV Mr. Rob Kern Drs. Marsha and David Kerr Mr. and Mrs. Adam Ketterer Ms. Sheryl Kiesewetter Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Klaus Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Kleban Ms. Lisa Knight Mr. Gary Kobermann Mr. and Mrs. Paul Koetting Ms. Angela Kohnen Mr. Eric Kozak Ms. Sarah A. Kramer Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Kramer Mr. Andy Kreher Ms. Margaret Krenn Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Kriegel Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kroll Mr. Theodore Kronas Mr. Phillip Kuhlmann Ms. Norma A. Kuhlmann Mr. Roman T. Kulich Mr. and Mrs. William Kupfer Ms. Karen C. Ladd Mrs. Norma Laenen

Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Lafiore LaGrange Grocery Company Mr. and Mrs. Richard Laitman Mr. Joe LaMantia III Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lambert Mr. and Mrs. Doug Landholt Ms. Mallory Lankford Mr. and Mrs. Patrick L. Larmon Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Layne III Ms. Laurie Lecours Ms. Suzanne Ledgerwood Mr. and Mrs. Claude D. Leezy Mrs. Marlene Lefton Mrs. Sandra Leibrecht Mr. Jim Leibrecht Ms. Jeanne M. Lenaers Mr. Don Leone Mr. and Mrs. Michael Levin Ms. Rebecca Lich Mr. Brian P. Lich Ms. Denise Liebel Mr. Martin Lindsey Mr. and Mrs. William A. Linnenbringer Mr. Kevin Litt Mr. and Mrs. Jason Loftus Logan College of Chiropractic Alumni Association Ms. Constance Lohr Mr. Andrew Lohr Mr. and Mrs. Carmen Lombardo Mr. Anthony Lombardo Ms. Jacqueline London Ms. Penny Long Loose Ends Jewelry LLC Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lord Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Love Mr. Peter Lowe Mr. John Lowell Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lowenthal Ms. Jenny Lowhorn Mr. and Mrs. Brian Luckerman Ms. Carolyn K. Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Macauley Ms. Rita Mahn

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” Mia in the Library at Variety Adventure Camp 21

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Mr. Ed Mahoney Ms. Lisa J. Malatino Mr. and Mrs. Bernard W. Mann Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Manning Ms. Marybeth Mantei Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry Mr. and Mrs. Don Marcinkiewicz Mr. Gary Margolis Mr. Owen Margolis Ms. Jean W. Margul Ms. Ashley Margulis Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mark Mr. and Mrs. Larry Marks Ms. Zoe A. Martin Ms. Jane Martin Marvin Gelber Trust Ms. Jean Mason MasterCard Worldwide Mr. and Mrs. James F. Mauze Max Erlich and Melba Erlich Charitable Foundation Mr. Kyle Mayer Mr. Michael Mc Millan Mr. and Mrs. Brooks C. McArthy Mr. and Mrs. Kevin McCarthy Ms. Susan McClaren Ms. Julie McCollum Mr. Lee McCormick Ms. Kirsty McDonald Mr. and Mrs. Nick McGeehan Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas D. McGeehon Ms. Jacqueline Mcilhagga Mr. and Mrs. Richard McIntosh Ms. Karen McLane Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McMillen Mr. Tim McMinn Mr. and Mrs. John Meadows Ms. Kathy Meath Mr. and Mrs. Steve Meissel Mr. Steven Menendez Cynthia and Walter Metcalfe Mr. and Mrs. John Meyer Ms. Lillian Miceli Mr. and Mrs. Don Middendorf Jr.

Milford and Lee Bohm Charitable Foundation Mr. Robert T. Miller Mr. Kenneth Mills Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Missey Missouri Employers Mutual Mitchell James Salon Mr. Michael Moade Mobility for U Malachi Momper Ms. Jessica L. Moosa Ms. Nancy Morgan Mr. Brandon Moritz Ms. Karen Morrow Mrs. Karen Mrad MSW Marketing Mr. and Mrs. Chad Mueller Mrs. Trina Muniz Mr. John G. Murphy Ms. Lisa Murphy Mr. and Mrs. William Myers Ms. Frances Natoli Mrs. Pam Neal Ms. Mary Neal Mr. Robert Neff Ms. Amanda Neira Mr. Andriy Nekrasov Ms. Alexis Nelson Mr. Greg Nelson Mrs. Joan Newbill NH Scheppers Distributing Co. Mr. and Mrs. Duke Niedringhaus Mr. and Mrs. William Nienaber Ms. Laurie Niewoehner Ms. Barbara Nikolychik Mr. and Mrs. Tom Noelke Norwood Hills Country Club Ms. Mary Noto Mr. Walter Nowak Mr. Robert Nowland Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Odneal Ms. Rebecca Ojile Mr. and Mrs. Tom O’Neal Mr. and Mrs. Jeff O’Neill Mr. and Mrs. Larry Opinsky

Mr. and Mrs. James Orahood Ms. Karen O’Rourke Mr. and Mrs. Brendan O’Toole Mrs. Christy Owens Mr. Francisco Pacheco Ms. Elizabeth Pagett Mr. and Mrs. Andy Palombo Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Parker Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Parr Mr. Ron Pate Mr. and Mrs. Matt Pearman People’s National Bank Ms. Leah Perez Mrs. Yolanda Perez-Cunningham Ms. Debora Perry Mrs. June Peters Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W. Peters II Mr. and Mrs. Bill Peterson Ms. Lillian Peterson Ms. Adeana Petrillo Mr. and Ms. Robert Phillips Mr. Jeff Pickering and Mrs. Melissa Pickering-Georgeoff Mr. Mark Piekutowski Ms. Victoria Pimentel Dr. and Mrs. Jose Pineda Mr. and Mrs. Jerry A. Pipes Mr. Joseph Pipitone Mr. Rich Pisarkiewicz Mr. Nick Pizzichino Pole Position Raceway Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Pollnow Ms. Ruthe Ponturo Mr. and Mrs. Weston Poppenhager Mr. Colby Portell Mr. and Mrs. Robert Portell Mr. and Mrs. Dale Poslosky Mr. and Mrs. Norman Potashnick Pots & Glass Ms. Mary Anne Potter Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Potter

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Scene from the Variety Children’s Theatre Production of Peter Pan. Photo by ProPhoto STL

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Mr. Joseph L. Samuelson Mr. and Mrs. Todd Sanders Mr. Jake Santie Mr. John Sares Mr. Dean Sauer Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Scales Ms. Catherine Schaefer Mr. Charles Schaeffer Mr. Ryan Schaller Mr. and Mrs. Gregory L. Schaller Ms. Jill Schantz Ms. Amy J. Schaumburg Mr. Michael Scheller Ms. Katie Schenck Mr. David Schepers Mr. Terry Schieler Mr. and Mrs. Joe J. Schlafly Ms. Julia Schlegel Ms. Joetta Schmidt Mr. Ken Schmidt Ms. Carol E. Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Schmitt Mr. and Mrs. Vern Schmitz Mr. and Mrs. Brian Schmuke Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Schneider Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schroeder Schuchat, Cook & Werner Mr. F. Joseph Schulte Schumacher Consulting LLC Mr. and Mrs. Glen Schuster Mr. and Mrs. James Schwab Jr. Ms. Catherine E. Schwarz Mr. and Mrs. Tom Schweich Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Schweizer Scotsman Coin and Jewelry Mr. and Mrs. Brian Scott Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Scott Scott Credit Union Mrs. and Mr. Mary L. Seabaugh Mr. Gene Sehl Mr. and Mrs. Brad Sellenriek Ms. Ashleigh Semplowski Mr. and Mrs. Jim E. Senciboy Ms. Kelly Erin Shamel 23

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Shamel Ms. Margaret Shannon Ms. Barbara J. Shapiro Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shapiro Ms. Grace Sharamitaro Sharon Watkins Photography Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shaughnessy Shay Roofing Inc. Ms. Sherry Shelton Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sher Mr. Timothy Shocklee Mr. and Mrs. Howard Short Mr. and Mrs. James R. Sida Toni Siler Ms. Brandi Simmonds Mr. and Mrs. William B. Simon Mr. John Slay Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Sledge Mr. Robert E. Slyman Smiles For Life Foundation Mr. Gregg Smith Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Smith Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Smith Ms. Barbara A. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Sodko Mr. Joe Solari Mr. William Solomon Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Sommers Mr. and Mrs. Charles Southern III Ms. Robin Spence Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Spitzfaden Ms. Sandra Sprubeck St. Clair Public Schools Mr. and Mrs. Cliff St. James St. Louis Children’s Hospital Mr. and Mrs. James Stackhouse Ms. Jeanne Staley Ms. Kelly Standing Ms. Kimberly N. Stemley Ms. Norma E. Stern Mr. Clayton Stevens Ms. Linda Stevenson

Mr. Tom Stewart Mr. Steve Stewart Stock Transport Inc. Mr. Brad Stremsterfer Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stroble Mr. and Mrs. Pete Sullivan Mr. Steven Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. John Summers Mr. and Mrs. Alan Sunshine Superior Oil Company, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. James Surwillo Suzedie Designs Mr. and Mrs. Joe Swan Ms. Mary Swan Mr. and Mrs. Scott Swartz Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Sweeney Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Szewczyk Ms. Lisa Taras Ms. Trudie Taylor Mr. and Mrs. William R. Taylor Mrs. Sharon Taylor-Harris The Boeing Company The Delmar Gardens Family The Muny The Post Sports Bar & Grill The Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis The Silver Cat Ms. Julie Thorpe Ms. Mary Thuet Mr. and Mrs. Louis Thuet TIAA-CREF Trust Company Ms. Brooke Timmons Ms. Carole Tippett Mr. and Mrs. Pete Tobben Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Tollefson Mr. and Mrs. Willie P. Tompkins Mr. Patrick Toohey Ms. Dee Dee Tran Ms. Michelle D. Tucker Mr. and Mrs. Kevin D. Turner Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Turner Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Tynan Mr. and Mrs. Joshua J. Udelhofen United Pet Group US Raceworks LLC Mr. Dominic Vadakkan Mr. and Mrs. William G. Van Lue Mrs. Jerene Vaughn Mrs. and Mrs. Steven Vehige Verizon Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Vickers Ms. Susan E. Vierling Mr. Phillip Vitale Mr. Vito Viviano Ms. Jennifer L. Viviano Mr. and Mrs. David Volk Mr. and Mrs. Chris Vomund

Wachter, Inc. Construction Services Mr. and Mrs. David Wacker Mr. Donald Waddell Dr. L. Tyler Wadsworth Mr. David Wakeman Ms. Faye Walker Ms. Fetauaiga Faye Walker Ms. Tanisha Ward Drs. Brad and Barb Warner Ms. Ann C. Warren Mr. Anthony Waskiewicz Mr. Rick Wasserman Mr. and Mrs. Brent Waters Mrs. Jacqueline Watson Mr. Marty Watson Mrs. Mary F. Weaver Mr. and Mrs. James Webb Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wegmann Mr. Ray Weick Mr. Michael J. Weinberg Ms. Cheryl Welge Mrs. Jennifer Wells Mr. Rick Welton Ms. Carole Werley-Miller Mr. and Mrs. Paul Werner Christian Werstein Ms. Bonnie Whitter Mrs. Donna Wilkinson Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Willett Ms. Jackie Williams Mr. Jacob Williams Ms. Donna Williams Mr. and Mrs. Donald Williams Ms. Myrna Williamson Ms. Dorothy L. Willis Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Wilmes Ms. Donna Wilmoth Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson Mr. and Mrs. David Wilson Mr. and Mrs. James J. Wingbermuehle Mr. Jason Winslow Mr. Richard Winter Mr. and Mrs. John Wirick Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wirtz Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Services Mr. Darryl Wyatt Mr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Yawitz Mrs. Lina Young Ms. Lauren Zacheis Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Zahn Mr. and Mrs. Steve Zamler Mr. Miguel Zepeda Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Zimmermann Mr. and Ms. Lee Zobrist Ms. Heidi Zugmaier


GIFTS IN KIND A. O. Healing Alan E. Brainerd Interiors Mr. and Mrs. Larry Albus Arrangement Florist of Westport Avatara LLC Bank of America Ms. Pamela Benoist Mr. and Mrs. Greg Boyce “Be” Salon and Hair Restoration Brown Shoe Company Inc. C.V. Grove Interiors Castle Design Centene Corporation Chef Greg Maggi Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Anne Cox Mr. and Mrs. Tony Cutelli David’s In Clayton Diane Breckenridge Interiors E. K. Interior Designs Edible Arrangements Edwin Pepper Interiors Fiala Food

Fleur de Lisa Frank Patton Interiors Golf Tee Good Sports Grand Slam Sports Greenleaf Procurement Hams Deli HDA Inc. Holly Blumeyer Interior Design Group, Ltd. Imagination Toys, INC. Imo’s Pizza J & L Retail, LLC Joel Marion Photography Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Company Kansas City Costume Company Katherine Jessica Collections LLC Kayoss Designs LLC KDR Designer Showrooms Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Koritz Mr. and Mrs. Justin L. Kraudel

Ladue Florist Inc. Lafayette 148 New York Ms. Mallory Lankford Live Nation Logic Systems Sound & Lighting Inc. Lynn Eastin Interiors Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mark Ms. Ann W. Marr Mr. and Mrs. Nick McGeehan Missouri Botanical Garden Mitchell James Salon Ms. Jessica L. Moosa Mr. and Mrs. Duke Niedringhaus Norwood Hills Country Club Park Avenue Designs Peabody Energy Corp. Pole Position Raceway Pure Holdings LLC Sandra Ford Design Consultant Inc. Sidney Street Cafe

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smih Mr. and Mrs. David L. Steward Mr. and Mrs. David L. Steward II Stuckenschneider Decoration and Design Subzero Vodka Bar Suzedie Designs Switch The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum The Tenderloin Room Three French Hens Touhill Performing Arts Center United Industries Spectrum Brands United Pet Group Ms. Sharon Von Senden Mr. Rick Wasserman Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Services World Wide Technology Y Designs

Named Endowments The Marilyn Fox Endowment for Adventure Camp The Centene Charitable Foundation Endowment for Adventure Camp The Robert R. & Mary Lee Hermann Endowment for Adventure Camp

The Noémi & Michael Neidorff Endowment for Adventure Camp The David C. Pratt Endowment for Adventure Camp

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 Anonymous (3) Evelyn V. Doll Linda and Cliff Eason Arabella R. Gieseler Ray and Judy Gruender Marcella Hager

Michael and Laura Herring Margaret Imo Mary E. James J. Christopher Kerckhoff Jr. Mark H. Koritz Ruth M. Kourkafas Dorothy F. Krekeler

Michael and Joan Malloy Lyn and Michael Niemann David Pasternak Russell Schrempp Kimberly N. Springer Steven F. Schankman Family Martha M. Wallin

Florence Westaver Marie Winningham Edith and Alan Wolff

Variety sincerely apologizes for any names misspelled or omitted. Please contact us at 314-453-0453 with any questions or concerns.

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Variety T.R.E.E.S. Variety carries out its mission by focusing on five core areas to help kids become independent and productive: Therapy, Recreation, Equipment, Education and Sunshine Coach Vans; or TREES.

292 summer campers

696

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Therapy

Variety kids participated on and off the stage during the Variety Children’s Theatre Production of Peter Pan

Recreation

Hours of therapy

Equipment Education Sunsh ine Coach Vans

14,500 Kids received services from Variety

1,340 Hours of classes and educational assistance

115 Sunshine Coach Vans on the Streets of St. Louis

222 22 Manual Wheelchairs

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Kids received support through Variety’s Ther-Happy Kids Program


FINANCIALS Fiscal Year 2013

Oct. 1, 2012 - Sept. 30, 2013 DIRECT SERVICES TO CHILDREN

5%

PROGRAMS Therapy Recreation Equipment Education Sunshine Coach Vans

13%

TOTAL PROGRAM EXPENSES

82%

Program

Fundraising

Other Fundraising Management & General

Management & General

TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES

$461,413 $410,932 $1,097,958 $1,175,710 $33,623 $3,179,636 $505,677 $209,785

$3,895,098

operating REVENUE 6% 2%

26% 66%

Contributions In-Kind

Special Events Program Revenue

Contributions Special Events In–kind Revenue Program Revenue

$2,622,580 $1,052,617 $222,380 $84,594

TOTAL OPERATING REVENUE

$3,982,171

Change in net assets from operations

$87,073

Net Assets at Sept. 30, 2013

As of Sept. 30, 2013, financial statements were audited by Brown Smith Wallace LLC. Further financial information is available on Variety’s website at www.varietystl.org.

$5,422,059

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