At Night for the Town, more than 530 people came together to celebrate the impact YOU are making on our community. Together, we raised over $275,000! We look forward to working together with YOU in the coming months and years to continue transforming the city we love so much.
Keynote Speaker Steve Lipstein, BJC President and CEO, opened up the night:
"The work of Mission: St. Louis to influence these young men to be contributors and leaders in their families and communities will have impact for generations to come."
Josh Wilson, Mission: St. Louis' CEO, passionately spoke about how each one of us is essential to bettering our city. Through concentrating on employment, we can truly impact people:
"When you are employed you have hope. You know the direction you are going. Hopelessness, boredom and pettiness turns into calling and direction, motivation and change. You will be able to prepare and care for your own family and yourself, and then our city changes."
The video above captured Matt's story and told it beautifully. Guests were moved to tears.
The live auction brought much excitement, as it included a trip to London, a fly fishing experience, a duck hunting trip with Josh and the famous "Fried Chicken Dinner."
To highlight the night, #mstlgala fueled our social media wall, filling up Ballpark Village's 40 foot screen! Through numerous posts, pictures and tweets it gained over 389,000 impressions and Mission: St. Louis was trending on Twitter in St. Louis.
The night continued with a special performance by Jake Gehret + the Brokedown Sound (this being their last concert together) and after party in the balcony hosted by our very own Ambassador's Board.
Want to see more about the event? Check out our facebook album and search #mstlgala on twitter.
Our city transforms as we come together!