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					Fall 2011

Keeping Kids Safe. Helping Families Grow Stronger.

Pictures of Despair, Pictures of Hope
Matthew’s pencil swiftly sketches the outline       stared straight ahead, frozen with fear and
of wings, then a slender head and beak,             the instinct to fight.
and the image of a bird takes shape on the
                                                    And fight he did. He hated his foster home
paper. He grins at the pleased look on the
                                                    and wanted his mother, so he rebelled in
face of Donna, his foster care case manager,
                                                    every way possible. Even then he was
and shuffles his feet a bit in embarrassment
                                                    drawing pictures for Donna, but his early
as she praises him. “You’re a real artist,
                                                    sketches of knives and guns and bloody
Matthew, and you can be proud of it.
                                                    bodies invariably wiped the smile from her
                                                    face. They were a painful window into his
                                                    horrific childhood, and she soon learned the
                                                    full extent of the abuse that Matthew and his
                                                    younger brother and sister had experienced.

                                                    When the paternal grandmother offered
                                                    to take the children, everyone settled in
                                                    contentedly except Matthew. He continued
                                                    to rebel and to bully his little brother
                                                    unmercifully. Grandmothers seem to have
                                                    an infinite amount of patience, but the day
“It was as if a door closed behind him, and he      the younger boy needed stitches after a
had no choice but to go forward. ”
                                                    run-in with Matthew was the last straw, and
                                                    Matthew was soon back in Donna’s car and
Matthew can still remember when Donna
                                                    headed to a residential facility.
came into his life. He remembers clearly
her scurry to move papers and folders off           It was no place for a traumatized boy. The
the seat of the car for him. “Sorry about the       times when he felt most alone, Matthew
mess, Matthew, she said, and he laughs              would imitate the case manager’s cheerful
now when he thinks of how often she has                                                  ”
                                                    voice, “Sorry about the mess, Matthew,
said that since then. He wasn’t laughing            and in his mind’s eye he could see Donna
then though; like a cornered animal, he             next to him. She was the one constant in

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In This Issue:
       2 A Letter from Greg               3 News & Stories                   8 Staff & Volunteers

       9 Events & Fundraising             13 Board Information               14 Our Donors
      A Letter From Greg                                                                                            News and Stories

                                                      Watlow’s CEO was not only anxious to help us      Pictures of Despair, Pictures of Hope
                                                      – he chaired one of the most successful golf
                                                                                                        (continued from page 1)
                                                      tournaments we ever had, leveraging his own
                                                      relationships to find sponsors and golfers. And   his young life. Then, six months into his stay,
                                                      it didn’t stop there. When FRC’s computer         Donna was awakened one night by a call
                                                      network blew up, Watlow immediately offered       from the children’s home with the alarming
                                                      help from its IT department. With donated         news that he had attempted suicide and was
                                                      hardware and software, we were back up and        in the hospital. She arrived to find Matthew
                                                      running in short order.                           and a very disturbing story: he had been on
                                                                                                        the phone with his mother when he put a
Greg Echele, Chief Executive Officer
                                                      Peter Desloge, Watlow’s current CEO,              plastic bag over his head. Why? What had
                                                      introduced us to Gary Eberhardt, managing         his mother said? Donna realized she would
                                                      partner at the Greensfelder law firm. Now
Dear Friends,                                                                                           never fully understand the torment whirling in
                                                      Dean Boeschen, Greensfelder’s Director of         Matthew’s head, but she wasn’t about to give
They say it’s seven times easier to maintain          Finance and Client Development is Chair of        up.
an existing customer than it is to go out and                                                                                                              progress, but whispers an aside that is both
                                                      FRC’s Audit Committee. Last January, Dean’s
find a new one. The same can be said for good                                                           Armed with a new and fierce determination,         revealing and heart-wrenching: Back when
                                                      band entertained us at FRC’s first annual Night
relationships, and it’s one of the reasons we                                                           she packed Matthew’s belongings back into          he was at the children’s home, she says, his
                                                      at the Races. Peter also introduced us to Bill
value FRC’s friends and supporters so much.                                                             her car and called his grandmother. “Will you      mother told him she didn’t want to ever see
                                                      Ott, former Watlow VP of Marketing. Bill left
                                                                                                        take Matthew back… just give him one more          him again. “It was as if a door closed behind
                                                      Watlow many years ago but remains a strong
Over the years, Family Resource Center                                                                                                                                                                ”
                                                                                                                                                           him, and he had no choice but to go forward.
                                                      supporter of FRC, lending his expertise on our    chance?” she pleaded. She gave her word:
has had many wonderful relationships with
                                                      Marketing Committee and bringing a foursome       she would do everything in her power to make
individuals and companies. When I think back                                                                                                               Matthew is deftly putting the final touches on
                                                      from his current company, LMC, to our             it work, get Matthew to counseling, meet with
on how those relationships developed, I’m                                                                                                                  his artwork as Donna prepares to leave. She
                                                      recent golf tournament. Tom Ferris, Watlow’s      his teachers, go to his games. She would call
often intrigued by the web of connections                                                                                                                  has been by Matthew’s side through thick and
                                                      Treasurer, joined FRC’s Board and is now          up the full arsenal of her professional training
that led to them. One relationship leads to                                                                                                                thin, since the day DFS put him in her charge,
                                                      Treasurer and Chair of our Finance committee.     and experience and, together, they’d pull
another which leads to another, and so on, all                                                                                                             but now the grandmother has guardianship
                                                      He has also chaired a series of very successful   Matthew through.
of which end up benefitting FRC’s kids. A good                                                                                                             and the case is closed.
                                                      golf tournaments.
illustration of this is our relationship with a St.                                                     Donna looks with affection at the curly headed
                                                                                                                                                           Here at Family Resource Center we know that
Louis company, Watlow, the 2011 winner of             About five years ago, John Heithaus, who          young man in his school uniform quietly
                                                                                                                                                           there are other children like Matthew waiting
our annual Pott Award, and a Tournament Host          was Watlow’s Vice-President of Performance        drawing at the table. “He is an honor student
                                                                                                                                                           for someone to advocate for them and we
for our recent very successful 17th Annual            Development, saw a letter from Family                ”
                                                                                                        now, she says, “All A’s and B’s. I didn’t think
                                                                                                                                                           hope, with your support, that Donna can be
Golf Tournament.                                      Resource Center on Tom Ferris’ desk. John         he was capable of doing better than D’s and
                                                                                                                                                           there for them – until their wings are strong
                                                      called me, we met, and he is now our Chief        F’s!” She takes little credit for Matthew’s
It began back in 1995 with a simple                                                                                                                        enough that they can fly.
                                                      Development Officer, and working to expand
conversation with our then Board President,
                                                      and deepen even more relationships.
Ron Barnes. Ron introduced me to the CEO
of Watlow, a well-known St. Louis based               This little history lesson was a good reminder
engineering and fabricating company, because          for me, and I hope an encouragement for you,                                 Parenting Wisely Classes
he thought Watlow’s corporate values                  that our kids benefit when you introduce us to
included a concern for people and for the well-       others. Thanks to Watlow, and thanks to all of          Free Parenting Wisely Classes are offered regularly at a central location in
being of high risk children. The relationship         you who bring the world to our door, so kids                                       mid-town St. Louis.
that developed has generated hundreds of              can have hope in a future.
thousands of dollars in support for our kids,                                                                  Sessions are held on Monday evenings from 5:30 – 7:30 or on Thursday
and has literally reached into every corner of        Regards,                                                                    afternoons from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Family Resource Center.
                                                                                                                For more information or to register for classes, contact Rebecca Witte,
                                                                                                                                   MSW, CSW at 314.534.9350.

  2 | 3     Family Resource Center Update
            News and Stories

                                                 Shopping for an Angel is                                Yes, There is a Santa Claus
Grants Bring Safety and
Healing to our Kids
                                                 a Holiday Tradition                                     “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa
                                                 Shop for an Angel is an FRC holiday tradition           Claus. He exists as certainly as
With the assistance of a grant from the St.      created seventeen years ago when the staff              love and generosity and devotion
Louis Mental Health Board, FRC has just          decided to try to fill the void felt by many children        ”            .
                                                                                                         exist. (Francis P Church, 1897)
completed improvements to the Therapeutic        during the holiday season.
                                                                                                         Bobbie Jo and Jim remember the
Preschool environment to make it a safer                                                                 October evening when Family
place for our kids. A new fence with a sliding   Friends come together to provide toys and gifts
                                                                                                         Resource Center called with an
                                                 for the children FRC serves, brightening their
gate was installed around the parking area                                                               urgent plea. “Can you take two
                                                 holidays and bringing back simple joys. In 2011,
so that our vans can load and unload children                                                            children?”
                                                 Shop for an Angel will supply gifts for over 700
safely, and new matting was installed under      children! Donated new toys, games and books,            “We said sure, we can handle
the playground equipment to cushion any          hats and mittens (and wrapping paper too!) will              ”
                                                                                                         that, Bobbie Jo recalls. “We
accidental falls.                                help FRC provide something special for all our          already had two foster children,
                                                 boys and girls, from newborns to young adults.          but we set about preparing beds        “I have been looking for you for years, but I didn’t know how to
The Missouri Foundation for Health                                                                       for two more.”                         find you.” Santa Claus
awarded a generous grant of $100,000 per         We Need Toys! Here is our wish list:
                                                 · Stuffed animals                                       And then FRC called back, “What
year for two years to Family Resource                                                                                                                           “First one family called and asked to adopt our
                                                 · Learning and discovery toys and books                 if it’s five children? Can you just take them
Center for operating expenses, so we can                                                                                                                        kids for Christmas, and then another family
                                                 · Rattles and teething toys                             for tonight? We’ll figure out something else
continue to provide the mental and               · Trucks, cars and race sets                                                                                   offered. A friend was connected with the Shop
                                                                                                         tomorrow.    ”
emotional health services our children need      · Remote control cars                                                                                          with a Cop program and they took our kids
to heal from their abuse. According to Greg      · Building sets and blocks                              That night, as the foster parents tucked the           shopping. One day we found a $700 gift card
Echele, FRC’s Chief Executive Officer,           · Dolls of all ethnicities & accessories                children into bed, they reassured them over            for Walmart in our mailbox, signed ‘Your Secret
                                                 · Pretend dress-up kits                                 and over again that they would keep them               Santa.’ By this time you couldn’t walk in our
“We’re very grateful to MFH because their
                                                 · Tricycles, bikes and bike helmets                                                         ”
                                                                                                         safe. “And that was two years ago, Jim says,           living room!
funding will help us cover those very real
                                                 · Kitchen and play food sets                            with a delighted grin.
expenses often overlooked by other funders                                                                                                                                                     ”
                                                                                                                                                                “And then, on Christmas Eve, Jim recalls, “We
                                                 · Games for all ages
but essential if our staff is going to deliver                                                           Bobbie Jo and Jim have been privileged to              were sitting at home when there was a knock
                                                 · Radios
quality clinical work – such basics as utility                                                           witness many of the children’s “firsts” – their        at the door and in walked the most realistic
                                                 · Personal CD players and batteries
costs and gas for our cars.
                          ”                                                                              first haircuts, their first birthday parties, and      Santa we have ever seen. He had a truck full
                                                 · Handheld video games and batteries
                                                                                                         their first trip to a restaurant. Come December,       of toys and he said to our kids, ‘I have been
                                                 · MP3 players & batteries
                                                                                                         they were determined that the kids would have          looking for you for years, but I didn’t know how
                                                 · Action toys and super hero figurines, such
                                                                                                         their first real Christmas, but they also realized     to find you.’ We have never felt so humble in
                                                   as Transformers®, Spiderman® and Teenage
                                                                                                         that they were going to have a difficult time                   ”
                                                                                                                                                                our lives.
                                                   Mutant Ninja Turtles®
                                                 · Character theme toys, such as Disney®,                providing gifts for seven foster children. So
                                                                                                                                                                The children are doing marvelously now. The
                                                   Sesame Street®, Dora the Explorer®,                   they did what they could: visited Santa at the
                                                                                                                                                                older ones are excellent students, and all
                                                   Strawberry Shortcake®, Thomas the Tank                mall, baked Christmas cookies, and put up a
                                                                                                                                                                five of them share a close bond that warms
                                                   Engine®, Bob the Builder® and Curious George®         spectacular tree.
                                                                                                                                                                the hearts of their foster parents. And as for
                                                 · Shower gel and cologne sets for teens
                                                                                                         Then the miracles began. Their eyes grow               Bobbie Jo and Jim … they’ve come to believe
                                                 · Watches
                                                                                                         misty as they recount that special Christmas:          in miracles.
                                                 · Hats and mittens or gloves for all ages

                                                 Deliver new unwrapped toys to FRC between
                                                 November 15 - December 15, 2010. Don’t
                                                                                                         Adopt a Teen Angel Too!
New playground and fence at Family Resource      have time to shop? Make a cash donation!
Center provided by grant funding                                                                         Back this year is FRC’s “Shop for a Teen Angel” program. This new tradition provides clothing and
                                                                                                         essential items for teens in FRC’s Foster Care Program. Consider“adopting” one of our teens for
                                                 For more information, contact Tina Nelson at
                                                                                                         the holidays. For more information, contact Tina Nelson at 314.534.9350 or
                                                 314.534.9350 or

  4 | 5     Family Resource Center Update
            News and Stories

New Curriculum Prepares FRC’s Kids for Life                                                           MMP Holds Youth Conference
The first time we saw Tommy in our                 children like Tommy. The program provides a        Missouri Mentoring Partnership held its
Therapeutic Day Treatment program, we              blueprint for consistent, predictable daily        4th annual Youth Conference on June 16 at
noticed the gaping hole where his baby teeth       routine aimed at preventing disciplinary           Harris Stowe State University. 60 teenagers
should have been. (Is the tooth fairy able to      problems rather than wasting valuable time         participated in a poverty simulation in the
find our troubled kids, we wondered?) Only         dealing with them later. Each day unfolds with     morning, and received information on college
                                                                                                      opportunities and employment during break-out
later, as Tommy tried unsuccessfully to extract    the same sequence of events presented in a
                                                                                                      sessions in the afternoon.
the pulp from an orange slice, did we learn that   warm and supportive manner. The classroom is
his teeth had decayed as the result of neglect     organized and calm and purposeful -- a balm to     MMP is administered through Family Resource
– and worse, his spirits had been trounced by      the spirits of children who have known only        Center and has three components: worksite
physical abuse. Tommy moved furtively around       chaos and correction. This unique structure        mentoring, parenting classes and mentoring for
                                                                                                                                                        poor. Peggy said it was an eye-opener. “Many
the fringes of the classroom. So many of our       results in independent, confident children who     teen parents, and drug court mentoring.
                                                                                                                                                        of these kids grew up in poverty but are now
kids act out their trauma – scream and throw       are ready for mainstream schools and ready for
                                                                                                      The Youth Conference is the brainchild of         in foster homes and don’t remember the
things -- but not Tommy. We found ourselves        life.                                                                                                experience. Our point is, ‘Stay in school and
                                                                                                      Peggy Baskin, Program Coordinator - MMP This
wishing that, just once, he would throw a                                                                                                               get a decent job so someday you and your kids
                                                                                                      year she queried the staff in MMP’s Worksite
typical little boy’s tantrum, or mischievously     Tommy is about to graduate from FRC’s              Program about the needs of the youth they         don’t go through this.’ I think they got it!”
grab a toy from another child.                     preschool, and we stopped by recently to check     served and they told her, “They need to get
                                                   his progress. There was no sign of the sad,                                                          During the afternoon sessions, several local
                                                                                                      it together, so “Get It Together” became the
                                                                                                                                                        colleges provided information on college
Thankfully, Tommy came to our therapeutic          docile child of six months ago. Instead, we        theme of the conference.
                                                                                                                                                        admission, financial aid, careers, and academic
preschool at the perfect time.                     found a happy little boy, arms pumping and
                                                                                                      The poverty simulation, orchestrated by the       programs. Corporate sponsors spoke on
                                                   legs stepping high in exaggerated imitation of a
                                                                                                      St. Louis County Community Action Agency,         employment opportunities, getting and keeping
This past spring, the preschool implemented a      soldier as he marched across the preschool
                                                                                                      provided the teens with hands-on scenarios        a job, and job interview skills.
participatory learning experience based on the     playground. He saluted us with a grin – still
                                                                                                      demonstrating the obstacles faced by the
HighScope curriculum and funded by a grant         toothless, but that will heal too.
from the PNC Foundation. Debbie Handler,
who has worked with HighScope for 22 years,                                                           Healthy Kids Express Van Visits FRC
provided the training for FRC’s teachers and
                                                                                                                                                        each van focuses on a specific need: health
she stresses the need for teachers to be as
                                                                                                                                                        screening, dental care, and asthma. The
actively involved in the learning process as the
                                                                                                                                                        health screening van arrived at FRC in June,
children. And the emphasis is on process. “We
                                                                                                                                                        and its pediatric team checked our kids for
don’t care what that Play-Doh caterpillar looks
                                                                                                                                                        lead poisoning and gave them dental, hearing
like, she says, “we are concerned with the
                                                                                                                                                        and vision screenings -- on the spot, and free
process that went into creating it. Each child’s
                                                                                                                                                        of charge. After being evaluated, each child
behavior, interests, and life experiences are
                                                                                                                                                        was given a goody bag as his or her reward
taken into account.
                                                                                                                                                        for patiently wearing ear phones, reading
                                                                                                                                                        the eye chart, and “opening wide and saying
Research into the effectiveness of the                                                                Rylie Harris and grandmother
                                                                                                                                                        ahh. Those who needed further dental work
HighScope curriculum, conducted over the last                                                         Healthy Kids Express “goes where the kids         received care when the dental van arrived in
40 years, shows that adults who participate in                                                           ”
                                                                                                      are, and this past summer Family Resource         October. Children with other health issues
the program as children are 50% more likely to                                                        Center’s youngest clients were able to benefit    were referred to appropriate medical services.
hold jobs, have higher earnings, avoid crime,                                                         from a team of health professionals who set up
and graduate from high school than their peers                                                        shop in brightly decorated vans on our parking    Healthy Kids Express provides health care
who don’t participate.                                                                                lot.                                              to 20,000 children each year. A service of
                                                                                                                                                        St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the program is
Debbie points out the salient features of                                                             Healthy Kids Express has three vans that travel   funded through donations to the St. Louis
HighScope that make it ideal for traumatized                                                          to sites throughout the St. Louis area, and       Children’s Hospital Foundation.

6 | 7    Family Resource Center Update
            Staff and Volunteers                                                                                 Events and Fundraising

                                                     Meet Brian Manchisi                               Putting the Fun in Fundraising
Jan Hess Named Most                                  Brian Manchisi arrived for his summer
Influential Businesswoman                            internship at FRC directly from a week of
                                                                                                       All year long FRC benefits from the ingenuity
                                                                                                       of our many friends who plan events to raise
                                                     counseling at “Annie’s Hope, a camp for
                               Jan Hess,                                                               money, collect school supplies – you name it
                                                     children who are grieving the loss of a family
                                                                                                       – to help our kids and their families. These are
                               Vice-President        member. “I love working with kids and helping
                                                                                                       individuals, just like you, with the enthusiasm
                               of St. Luke’s                                   ”
                                                     the people who help kids, Brian says. He has
                                                                                                       to make good things happen for FRC, and
                               Hospital, and a       clearly benefited from his parents’example: his
                                                                                                       their ideas range from the very sophisticated
                               member of             mother and father are enthusiastic supporters
                                                                                                       to the casual, to the homespun. Events may
                               Family Resource       of FRC and his father, Mike Manchisi, is
                                                                                                       bring in thousands of dollars from a “dress
                               Center’s              currently on the Advocacy Board.
                                                                                                       down day” at a large company, or $10 from a        Walker’s Lemonade Stand to benefit FRC
                               Advocacy Board,                                                         sidewalk lemonade stand, but no matter how
                               received the                                                            big or small, they shout out to our community      If you would be interested in planning a
                               St. Louis                                                               that Family Resource Center counts when it         fundraising event, contact Tina Nelson at
Jan Hess, FRC Board Member
and 2012 Gala Chair           Business                                                                 comes to healing kids.                             314.534.9350 or
                              Journal’s 2011
Most Influential Business Women Award at a
luncheon on Friday, August 12. This
prestigious award recognizes remarkable
                                                                                                       Y.E.A.H. Kids Collect
women who excel in careers in business.                                                                Clothing, Toys and Books
                                                     Brian Manchisi, FRC Summer Intern
Jan was selected for this award in                                                                     A group of outstanding youth volunteers from
recognition of her dedication to improving           Brian’s internship involved assisting the         Y.E.A.H. Kids (Youth Excited About Helping)
the quality of life for patients at St. Luke’s, as   Development Office with data entry and event      recently organized a very successful clothing/
well as for her volunteer work in the                planning, and learning the workings of a non-     toy/book drive in the Fenton area to benefit
community, including her commitment to               profit agency. In September he returned to        FRC.
Family Resource Center.                              Mizzou for his sophomore year, where he plans
                                                     to major in marketing and minor in psychology     Y.E.A.H. has no dues, no officers and no
                                                     (with a little ukulele on the side).              bylaws: just 50 or so young people who plan
Jan has been a caring friend to FRC for over
                                                                                                       fundraisers for causes dear to their hearts.
ten years. Her passion for children was a                                                              One of the kids summed up their enthusiasm
catalyst to do more, and more she did by             UW Week of Service and                            well when she said, “We like to help people,
serving on FRC’s boards and as Governance            Remembrance                                                                                    ”
                                                                                                       and it’s more fun when you do it with friends.
Board President from 2004-2007 During her
term as Board President, FRC began a                                                                   Thank you to all the kids for their hard work
partnership with the Brown School of Social                                                            and generosity!
Work at Washington University, and her
efforts saw FRC fundraising reach an all time
high.                                                                                                  Wine Tasting Fundraiser is “Spirited” Event
                                                                                                       Friends of Family Resource Center gathered
CEO Greg Echele echoed the admiration and
                                                                                                       at the Naked Vine Winery in Chesterfield on
gratitude of all of FRC’s staff and board
                                                                                                       August 19 to sip, munch, and raise money for
members when he said, “Jan’s contributions
                                                                                                       FRC’s kids.
to Family Resource Center have been                  The United Way of Greater St. Louis sponsored
exceptional. Maybe her greatest contribution         a week of Service and Remembrance from            The event was co-hosted by Asha Lundal and
comes from her unflagging optimism – her             September 6 - 16 to mark the 10th anniversary     Erin Minkin, with the generous assistance of
belief that we can do whatever we set our            of the 9/11 attacks. United Way’s goal was to     Naked Vine’s proprietor, Bryan Herr, and his
minds to.
        ”                                            engage 5,000 volunteers in more than 100
                                                                                                       knowledgeable staff.
                                                     projects as part of a national tribute to the
                                                     victims of 9/11. Wells Fargo employees were                                                           Asha Lundal, Erin Minkin, and friends enjoy a wine
                                                     among the volunteers who helped out at FRC.                                                           tasting fundraiser at Naked Vine Winery

  8 | 9     Family Resource Center Update
     Events and Fundraising

                                          Golfers Tee Off to Raise
Thank You to Our                          $134,000 for FRC
Golf Sponsors                             The 17th Annual FRC Golf Tournament was held on
Tournament Hosts                          August 22, 2011 at The Country Club of St. Albans.
Kent and Diane Chancellor                 More than $134,000 was raised for the prevention
Watlow                                    and treatment of child abuse and neglect in the St.
                                          Louis area.
Hole-in-One Sponsor
Goldstein & Pressman, P.C.                The golfers had a perfect day for 18 holes on the
                                          Lewis & Clark and Tavern Creek courses. There were
Eagle Sponsors                                                                                    Peabody: Lina Young, Mark Reed, Brad Phillips, Randy   LMC Industries: Bill Ott, Craig Marton, Steve Suellentrop,
                                          178 golfers this year, and competition for the top
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione                                                                       Tucker                                                 Keith Suellentrop
                                          prize was tough! The tournament winners were as
Clayco                                    follows:
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC
                                          Tavern Creek: Bank of America (A flight), Express
Prime Blend Industries
Packaging Concepts, Inc.                  Scripts (B flight) and Midwest BankCentre (C flight).
St. Luke’s Hospital
                                          Lewis & Clark: Boeing (A flight), Monsanto (B flight)
Birdie Sponsors                           and Packaging Concepts, Inc. (C flight).
A. Frazier and Associates
Bank of America                           In addition to the regular tournament play, there
Bick Group                                were Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive contests.
Boeing                                    The winners of the Closest to the Pin contest were
CBIZ                                      Melanie Rauschenbach and John Lee (Tavern Creek)        Midwest BankCentre: Ron Barnes, Don Schance, Alex      Centene: Don Imholz, Keith Bernier, Freddie Harris, Glen
Cisco                                     and Christine Homan and Mike Burger (Lewis &            Fennoy, Eddie Davis                                    Schuster
Deloitte Tax LLP                          Clark).
EMC Corporation
Ernst & Young                             The winners of the Longest Drive contest were
                                                                                                  Young Professionals Board Hosts 5K Run and
Express Scripts                           Melanie Rauschenbach and Pat Notestine (Tavern          Volleyball Tournament
Firstsource Solutions USA
                                          Creek) and Cynthia Behr and Tom Carroll (Lewis &
Christine and Scott Homan
                                          Clark).                                                 Family Resource Center’s Young Professionals
McGladrey                                                                                         Board recently held two events to raise money
                                          After the tournament, golfers enjoyed a cocktail
Midwest BankCentre                                                                                for our children and families.
Monsanto                                  reception, dinner, and blackboard auction emceed
Peabody Energy                            by Zip Rzeppa. Zip is well known for his days as a      The annual Ready, Set, Go! 5K Run/Walk,
Summit Strategies Group                   sportscaster on local St. Louis television, and today   held in Carondelet Park on Saturday, June 25th,
Sumner Group/Datamax                      serves as the Managing Director for Angels’ Arms.       attracted over 100 participants and raised more
Thompson Coburn                                                                                   than $3,400. Fleet Feet Sports and Emmis
US Bank                                                                                           Communications served as sponsors.

Hole Sponsors                                                                                     The always popular Serving it Up for the Kids          Ready, Set, Go! 5K Run/Walk
GlaxoSmithKline                                                                                   Volleyball Tournament was held on August 6th
Ameren Missouri                                                                                   at Bar 101 in Soulard. The twelve teams raised
Golf Committee
Don Imholz - Chair
                                                                                                  Thank you to the Young Professionals Board
Christian Bugyis
Tom Ferris                                                                                        and all the participants for creating such fun,
Laura Holt                                                                                        enjoyable events!
Ben Maliszewski                           Watlow (Tournament Hosts): Tom LaMantia, Bryan
                                          Hennemann, Kevin Schloemann, Tom Tetlow

                                                                                                                                                         “Serving it Up for the Kids” Volleyball Tournament
10 | 11   Family Resource Center Update
         Events and Fundraising                                                                                   Board of Directors

Watlow Raffle Benefits Kids                        United Way Kickoff Party                               Governance Board
                                                                                                          President            Dean Boeschen                Family Resource Center Update is published
                                                                                                          Matt Harvey          Valori Bring                 to further our mission and to acknowledge
                                                                                                                                                            our partners in achieving this mission. Client
                                                                                                                               Brian L. Clevinger, Ph.D.
                                                                                                          VP - Development                                  confidentiality is always maintained in stories,
                                                                                                          Asha Lundal          Dannae Delano                unless permission has been granted by a client
                                                                                                                               Robert Eames, Jr.            to use real names and photos. For corrections
                                                                                                          Secretary            Cindy Handy                  or questions, please contact the Development
                                                                                                          Ronald T. Barnes     David W. Haynes              Department at 314.534.9350 or via email at

                                                                                                          Treasurer            Scott Homan        

                                                                                                          Thomas Ferris        Lorraine Kee                 Editor and Communications Manager
                                                                                                                               Joseph Kelley                Sherry LeBlanc
FRC Chief Development Officer John Heithaus with   FRC employees Dale Klooster, Greg Echele, Annie Herz   Advisor to the
                                                                                                                               Debbie Marshall              Chief Executive Officer
winner Sue Reidel                                  and Jill Knaup participate in a pie eating contest     President
                                                                                                                               Leo H. Ming, Jr.             Greg Echele
                                                                                                          Sarah Fuhrmann
The “Dream Destination Vacation Raffle” held       Step right up, Ladies and Gentlemen! On                                     Tina Shannon                 Chief Development Officer
                                                                                                                                                            John Heithaus
by Watlow employees raised $4580 for Family        September 8, FRC kicked off its annual                                      Lina Young
Resource Center. Sue Reidel of St. Louis won       United Way Campaign with a lively carnival –                                                             Copywriter
the Grand Prize: a vacation in Orlando, Florida,   complete with popcorn, peanuts and soda, and                                                             Jean Monahan

including two Southwest Airlines tickets, seven    games and prizes.
nights at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort,                                                                Advocacy Board
and passes to Disney Park, Universal Studios       Each year, FRC employees raise money to
                                                                                                          Anna Mayer Beck        Donald G. Imholz           Alison C. Nash, M.D.
and SeaWorld. Runners-up, Jim Rickenbaugh          help the United Way of Greater St. Louis. The
of Columbia and Henry Wasowicz of Hannibal,        United Way has been a long-term supporter
                                                                                                          Satonya L. Booker      John J. Irace              Tim Person, Jr.
each won a paid vacation day. Congratulations!     of FRC, including an allocation this year of           Stephen J. Burrows     Ashley Kemper                         .
                                                                                                                                                            Thomas P Pollihan
And thank you for helping our kids.                $311,006.                                              Kent A. Chancellor     Mary Jane King             Rebecca A. Raub
                                                                                                          Sherry B. Delo         Sally Ledbetter            William Rose
                                                                                                          Andrea P Frazier       Kjell Lundal               Kathy Siddens
Upcoming Events                                                                                           Steve Goldstein        Michael Manchisi           Ed Smith
                                                                                                          Jan L. Hess            Carol Margreiter           Ellen C. Smith
Young Professionals Board Trivia Night             A Night at the Races                                   Phyllis A. Hoff        Jane Massey                         .
                                                                                                                                                            Steven P Smith
                                                   Saturday, February 11, 2012                            Laura Holt             Mardi Montello
Saturday, November 12, 2011
                                                   Anheuser-Busch Brewery                                 Christine Homan        Deborah H. Morley
Richmond Heights Community Center
                                                   Save the date for this exciting event featuring
Join our Young Professionals Board for a night
of trivia, raffles, food and more! $30 a person,
                                                   fine food and ales, virtual “horse racing” and
                                                   more! Stay tuned for more details.
                                                                                                                                                   How can you help this
teams of 8 tables. Sponsorship opportunities
available!                                                                                                                                         little girl?
                                                   2012 Love Grows Here Gala
Shop for an Angel/Shop for a Teen Angel
                                                   Saturday, April 28, 2012
November 15 - December 15                          Renaissance Grand Hotel
Now accepting donations for FRC’s annual                                                                                                             Have you considered creating
                                                   Save the date for an evening of auctions,                                                         your own legacy to ensure that
holiday project to provide new toys and
                                                   dinner, and great entertainment! This is the                                                      FRC is there for thousands of
clothing for children and teens. See the story
                                                   event of the year - you don’t want to miss it!                                                    hurting children by leaving a
on Page 4 for more information
                                                                                                                                                     bequest to FRC in your will?
                                                                                                                                                     Talk to your CPA or call John
                                                                                                                                                     Heithaus at 314.534.9350.
          For more information about these or other events, contact Tina Nelson at
         314.534.9350 or, or visit our website at

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         Donor Acknowledgments                                                                 June 1, 2011 - August 31, 2011

$50,000 and More                Joe and Helen Heizer           Kris Keck                   Andrew Desloge                 Rebecca Miller               Adam Williams
Herman T. and Phenie R. Pott    Phyllis Hoff                   Steven Korn                 Janice Dienger                 Nicole Modica                Adam Wills
 Foundation                     John and Sandy Irace           Larry and Jill Levy         Peggy Drazkowski               Matichi Momper               Justin Wilson
                                John and Linda Minard          Kjell and Asha Lundal       Bryan Dyer                     Mary Kate Morley-Ryan        Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Wool
$10,000 - $24,999               Scott Morgan                   Chad Merryman               Cindy Fadler                   Jennifer Morgan              Rachel Wruck
Kent and Diane Chancellor       Bill Muzik                     Leo and Lauren Ming         Kent Ferguson                  Kristian Navickas            Xing Yang
The Boeing Foundation           Pfizer United Way Campaign     Cindy Moum                  William Feuerbacher            Jamie Nichols                Jana Yarrington
Watlow                          Henry and Beth Rzonca          Pat Notestine               Sheila Findall                 Jodi Nichols                 Angelica Zick
                                Stuart and Cressie Torgerson   Optimus LLC                 Kristen Flanigan               Sandra O’Halleran
$5,000 - $9,999                 Jay and Greta Wadkins          Brad J Phillips             Jeffrey Foster                 Jay Olberding                In-Kind Donations
Emerson - White Rodgers                                        Tim and Jennifer Potter     Clay Frovenfelder              Eric Olson                   Bob and Rose Ahrens
 Division                       $250 to $499                   Heather Rhodes              Chris Gaffney                  Kelly O’Neil                 Julie & James Backer
QuikTrip Corporation            Bill Ackermann                 Pete Richardson             Brittany Gilje                 Matt Palmer                  Diane, Blake & Alayna
                                Dean and Maureen Boeschen      Kevin Schloemann            Janet Gipperich                Clara Parsons                Barthelmass
$2,500 - $4,999                 Allen and Lori Boldt           Sarah Spell                 Lauren Goldsborough            Josh Patterson               Jen, Blake, Taylor & Lauren
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale,    Tom Carron and Eva Hatch       Randy Tucker                Peter Gonzalez                 Mark Persinger                 Baxter
  P.C.                          CJK Investments                Ramona Wayne                Ivan Gonzalez                  Thomas and Jane Potter       Jamie Bayes & Family
McGladrey                       Emily Clark                    Mike and Mary Wissler       Amy Grote                      Scott Powell                 Best Buy
Packaging Concepts, Inc.        Tom and Dolly Corbett                                      Lisa Haferkamp                 Dave and Wendy Reary         Callaway Golf Company,
Prime Blend Industries          Mike Credille                  Up to $99                   Matt Hale                      Rob Riti                       Employee-Community
St. Luke’s Hospital             Eily Cummings                  John Abbott                 Eric Hallgren                  LuAnn Rittmer                  Giving
Summit Strategies Group         Enterprise Consulting Group    Dimitri Argoudelils         Joyce Hallmark, Ph.D.          Ted Rohan                    Eily Cummings
                                Glideaway Sleep Products       Natalie Astorino            Chris Hamsund                  Jack Rohan                   Erica, Abby & Sarah Faust
                                Good Shepherd Lutheran         James Avery                 Dawn and Mike Harrod           Audrey Rothnauer             Favazza’s
$1,000 to $2,499
                                  Church                       John Bachinski              Tom Henry                      Tony Ruggeri                 Yeshimbra Gray
Accord Carton Company
                                Glen Hall                      Julie Backer                Bryan Hennemann                Michael Ruhr                 John and Angela Heithaus
Bank of America
                                Brian Humes                    Bar Louie                   Peter Hermann                  Charles Rushford             Insituform
Brett Begemann
                                John and Laura Lee             Daniel Barrett              Robert Herz                    Vincent Schneider            Jacob Laaker
                                Michael and Julie Mangan       Erin Benson                 Annie Herz                     Schnucks eScrip Program      Major Brands, Inc.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
                                Merchandise Pickup Service,    Bick Group                  Sheryl Hicks                   Charles Shofner              Debbie Marshall
Computer Sales International,
                                  Inc.                         Crystal Bilhorn             Jason Hilsabeck                Daisy Schrader               MasterCard Worldwide
                                Miguel Munoz                   Tonya Booker                Becky Hilsabeck                Jeff Seeney                  McGladrey
Consumer Collection
                                Dan O’Reilly                   Rev. John J. Borcic         Linda Holstman                 Steve Sherwood               Midwest BankCentre
  Management, Inc.
                                Ben Poncelet                   Terri and Matt Borowiak     Eric Homan                     Josh Shiver                  Melissa, Mitchell & Lydia
Deloitte Tax LLP
                                Norm Pressman and Wendi        Ryan Bowles                 Jason Houzenga                 Daniel Silianoff               Peters
Dan and Julie Dunwiddie
                                   Alper-Pressman              Micki Brown                 Tim Jennings                   Becky Salmons                Project Linus - St. Louis
Denny Eichholz and Caryl
                                Dale and Rhonda Rickard        John Brokes III             Jude Joseph                    Shawn Sparr                    County, MO Chapter
                                Glen Schuster                  Stanton Brooks              Susan Jozapaitis               Paul Spearing                Charlotte and Jim Reynolds
Ernst & Young LLP
                                Rick and Carol Short           Marcus Brown                Duane Kujawa                   Brian and Phyllis Spillers   Julie Scherck
Express Scripts, Inc
                                Sam and Janet Sked             Michael Buescher            Joni Karr                      Jamey Stegmaier              Chris Snyder & Family
FirstSource Solutions
                                Tim Smith                      Diane Burns                 Kathleen Kinderfather, Ph.D.   Cindy Steinfeldt             Southtown Pub
Andrea Frazier
                                Mike Stegmann                  Katie Bussen                Kurt Koerbel                   Keith Suellentrop            Renee, Ethan & Hannah
                                Tech Electronics               Diana Butler                Dan Kraus                      Vicki Swyers                   Wahle
Christine and Scott Homan
                                Thilmany Papers                Dina Cabrera                Karen Kropidlowski             Angie Taylor
Jordan Lawrence
                                Walmart Foundation             Dan Cates                   Kevin Laughlin                 The Naked Vine               In Memory Of
                                Lynette White                  Anna Carrigan               Van Le                         Chris Thoele                 Beloved mother and
Debbie Marshall
                                Diane and Roger Zobrist        Jana Caselli                Marcia Levin                   Jean Holowach Thurston,      grandmother of Liz and
Bill and Paula Ott
                                                               Kristi Caselli              Heather Lilek                    M.D.                       Haley Mull
Peabody Energy
                                $100 to $249                   Kama Chambers               Jake Lindley                   Lee Trani                       Anna and Walt Beck
PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
                                Albert Allmon                  Lori Chase                  Ashley Lombardo                Jan Tucker
Reverend Greg Smith and
                                Anna and Walt Beck             Joe Clark                   Dennis Long                    Joe Yurich                   Jason, beloved husband of
  Alayne Smith
                                Michael and Cynthia Behr       Joe and Catherine Cortese   Barbara Lowenhagen             Rudy Ryback                  Mrs. Ulrike Orpe
Jerry Steiner
                                Erika Breedlove                Russ Cottle                 Louis Lucas                    Alejandra Vanpaseuth            Anna and Walt Beck
Thompson Coburn LLP
                                Shelly and Jason Cattoor       Tina Dalpiaz                Mark and Brenda Maly           Ryan Walker
                                Langston Chambers              Kris Dalpiaz                Carol Margreiter               Angela Wallace
U.S. Bank
                                Cinti Thermal Solutions        Aaron Daugherty             Tony Masgio                    Henry Wasowicz
Lina and Ellis Young
                                Bill Codo                      Daniel Davis                Holly McCullen                 Ted Watt
                                James Dowd                     Kelley Davis                Brett and Susie McMillan       Scott Webb
$500 to $999                                                                               Dawn Meyers                    Terry Wiese
                                Tom and Ruth Ferris            Teresa Deno
Clayton Capital Partners                                                                   Dan Michalski                  Barbara Wells
                                Anthony Irace                  Lisa Derus
Fleet Feet Sports                                                                          Cindy Miles                    Teri White
                                Jerry Jasiek                   Nick Desloge

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