Spring 2017
In This Issue
 Dawn Winkler
 Executive Director

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United 4 Children Connections
Bringing you closer to the lives you help change.
Welcome to Forbes
Our Executive Director Dawn Winkler is now part of the Forbes Nonprofit Council.  The council is an invite-only community for top organizations, and top executives in successful nonprofit organizations. Dawn was chosen based on the following;

  1. The financial turnaround of the organization under her leadership.
  2. The merging of Child Day Care Association and St. Louis 4 Kids, stood out as a strong business decision.
  3. Dawn's expertise of merging nonprofits.
  Click here to learn more about Forbes Nonprofit Council.

We are very proud of Dawn's achievement.

Meet Todd
Before attending United 4 Children's 24:1 Early Childhood Learning Center, 4 year old Todd faced many challenges. His family was afraid that he would not have the tools necessary to live a successful life.   Todd was at home with his grandparents and younger brother during the day, and he never wanted to leave the house. He didn't want to interact with anyone other than his parents or grandparents.   Todd's parents were struggling with his challenging behavior and developmental delays until they found United 4 Children.  Watch this video to see how your donations are helping Todd and his family.  

Click here to read more about Todd.

Our Children Could Use Your Help!
Please contact your members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and ask that they support HB2. The St. Louis Appropriations Committee Member is listed below. HB2 would fully fund the foundation formula and trigger Pre K funding through the formula in our state. This is a critical first step in securing more quality early childhood for the children who stand to gain the most. 

Senator Jamilah Nasheed is the Appropriations Committee Member for St. Louis and can be reached at Jamilah.Nasheed@senate.mo.gov

Click here to learn more about HB2.

Upcoming Events!
5th Annual Golf Tournament
July 13, 2017
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Join us for a day of relaxation, fun and GOLF!  At our 5th Annual Golf Tournament;

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Norman K. Probstein at Forest Park
6141 Lagoon Drive
St. Louis, MO 63112

Sponsors of the 5th Annual Golf Tournament include Slay Industries, Knight Hawk Coal, Ameren, Express Scripts, First Bank and Missouri Foundation for Health.  

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Email Deanna Finch, Development Officer, finchd@united4children.org.

Welcome New Board Members
We are delighted to welcome the following new board members to the United 4 Children Board of Directors.  

Phillip Ebert - Executive Coach, Stretch the Edge

Kristen Tatum - Account Manager, Grainger

Lynn Martin - District Engineer, Nalco Water, an Ecolab Co.

Jim Sobule - Retired, VP and Deputy General Counsel, Ameren

Roberto Ortiz -MBA Student at Washington University

Jim Baize - VP Midwest Middle Market Banking - First Bank

Gala Success!

VIP Sponsor and Board Member
Glen & Carla Slay with Barbara Skitt

On April 6, 2017, United 4 Children  Lighting the Way at The Races  Gala was a Kentucky Derby Style Affair that was a night to remember.  We even had our very own Colonel William "Harland Sanders" Barbieri as our Master of Ceremonies who gave us an unforgettable night of fun and excitement!  Our guests dressed up in their fancy derby duds and received prizes for the "Best Hat" and "Best Dressed".  The evening was full of racing excitement as our guests watched and cheered on their race horses for a chance to claim the bourbon and wine prizes.