Great Futures Moments - News from BGCSTL
Table for Four Event Raises Funds to Support
Boys & Girls Club Youth
TWO Teens Honored with Award for
Volunteerism & Leadership
Youth of the Year Awarded a Full Ride Scholarship
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis held its annual Table for Four event on April 14, 2022 at the Ritz Carlton St. Louis. The luncheon, themed, Women Leading the Way, attracted nearly 500 guests and raised over $140k to support programs for girls at the Clubs. Proceeds from this event support activities and experiences designed to help girls develop healthy lifestyles, positive self-esteem and make good decisions.
During the event BGCSTL Mathews-Dickey Club member LaiJeon W. and BGCSTL St. Louis Internship participant Angelia V. won the Joan Ellyn Silber Award for Volunteerism and Leadership, which included a $1,000 scholarship for each! It’s the first time two winners have been selected! The BGCSTL 2022 Youth of the Year, Lailah G. was also gifted the Presidential Scholarship (a full ride) to Harris Stowe State University by our Guest of Honor Dr. LaTonia Collins Smith! Table for Four co-chair Laura Herring & Family also pledged to gift her a $5000 scholarship (matching the previously gifted Youth of the Year scholarship by Wanda and Michael DeHaven)! Laura & Lauren Herring are also giving two $500 scholarships through Impact Group Foundation for the girls who did not win the thousand dollar Joan Silber scholarship.
Special thanks to our emcee, Michelle Li (KSDK Anchor & Reporter), guest speaker Joan L. Luby, MD, co-chairs, Karen Jordan| Dentons US, LLP, Lauren Herring| Impact Group and Purvi Maniar| Norton Rose Fulbright and the Table for Four committee for their support of the event. Special mention to Blue Door sponsors Ameren, Dentons, Edward Jones, Impact Group, Object Computing and USBank. Those who would still like to donate, click here. Read more, here. To view pictures from the event, click here.
Mathews-Dickey 63rd Annual
Trophy Ceremony
Each year the Mathews-Dickey Club honors and shows appreciation to all first place sports teams, MVP's from all programs, career awards for members that completed their little league career, outstanding students, volunteer & alumni with awards! Congratulations to the over 500 following award winners, click here for full list. To see highlights from the celebration, click here.
Casino Night Returns
Join the young professional’s group, Friends of the Club, for Casino Night – an evening of live music, dancing, casino games, raffles and more to raise money for Club youth and programs. Proceeds from the event support after school programs for more than 10,000 youth through which members receive homework assistance, develop character and leadership skills, participate in art and performing arts, sports, and recreational programs, and learn healthy lifestyles– all in a safe and nurturing environment! For more information, contact Anne Ramsey at 314-335-8014. To purchase a ticket or to sponsor, click here.
Jim Butler Memorial Golf Classic
The 2022 Jim Butler Memorial Golf Classic will take place at Norwood Hills Country Club on Monday, June 27, 2022. This fun-filled tournament is a four-player scramble that includes 18 holes of golf, on-course games, food stations, cocktails, lunch and dinner plus a raffle, auction and awards. Both of the Norwood Hills championship courses will be available for the tournament. One of the most anticipated Club events of the year, the tournament helps increase awareness of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis while raising critical funds for life-changing youth development programs throughout the community. To sponsor or register a foursome, click here. Questions? Contact Anne Ramsey, here.
Camp for Kids & Teens in MO & IL
BGCSTL is excited to be able to bring area kids and teens another summer of friends, activities and exploration, the way only Boys & Girls Clubs can. Rest assured that we are operating in accordance with all health and safety protocols and that we will continue to do whatever it takes to give your child the best summer experience possible. Campers will find trained and professional staff who will listen and guide them throughout the summer plus opportunities for creativity, sports and recreation, swimming, teen and STEM programs, music studio, and Esports. Transportation provided at select locations. Membership is $25 annually. Scholarships and financial assistance available. Register your kid or teen NOW! Click here for location camp dates and fees where applicable.
SLIP Pre-Internship Component Program
Women’s Leadership Circle Snaps
This month we’re giving snaps to Women’s Leadership Circle (WLC) member Jill Krogen. Jill grew up in southern California and has lived in St. Louis for the past nine years.

Occupation: Product marketing, project management, stay-at-home mom
Favorite Children’s Book: 
Charlotte’s Web
Favorite Snack: Popcorn
Pets: Addison, mini piebald dachshund 
Advice to yourself: Talk less, listen more
What do you want women to know about the WLC?
The women who make up our organization are fun, kind, and come from many different walks of life. Our shared goal of supporting the Club, and specifically nurturing teen girls, gives us a unique energy and bond.
Click here to read the rest of Jill’s story OR to learn more about the Women’s Leadership Circle. Questions? Contact Failona Collins, here.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. BGCSTL provides after-school, teen, sports and summer programs to youth across the Bi-State Region while also providing a safe place for them to learn and grow. The Clubs serve youth across the region at twelve locations, including (Adams Park Club, Boys & Girls Club of Bethalto, Boys & Girls Club of Lovejoy, Hazelwood Elementary School Club, Herbert Hoover Club, Mathews-Dickey Club, Normandy High School, O’Fallon Park Club, Riverview Gardens Club, Roosevelt High School, Hazelwood Southeast Middle School Club and the Teen Center of Excellence). We also operate Mentor St. Louis and the St. Louis Internship Program.
2901 North Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63107
Phone: (314) 335-8000