EVENT SELLS OUT QUICKLY!
Cocktail Hour starts at 6pm.
Dinner and Program starts at 7pm.
Cocktail Hour starts at 6pm.
Dinner and Program starts at 7pm.
Total Raised: $129410
Total Raised: $97530.77
Total Raised: $72390
Total Raised: $46000
Total Raised: $38290
Total Raised: $30555
Laurie Phillips is the President & Chief Financial Officer of TerraSource Global, a St.Louis-based industrial equipment manufacturer, which operates a plant in Belleville, IL, that produces high-performance material crushing and feeding machinery for global customers in the mining, power and forest products industries. Laurie joined TerraSource in 2015 as the CFO after many years of senior financial and executive roles across a variety of manufacturing firms in the Midwest.
Originally from Southeast Kansas, Laurie is a Certified Public Accountant, who earned her bachelor of Science degree from Pittsburg State University. She is the mother of three children: an adult son living in Chicago and two daughters currently attending college. She lives with her husband in Eureka and enjoys golfing in her spare time.
Michael Fitzgerald is a professional competitor and instructor of Just Dancing West studio in St. Peters, and is looking forward to entertaining this year’s crowd.
Michael has been teaching ballroom & Latin dancing for fourteen years, and has enjoyed great success with his students and his professional partner, his wife Lucy. Dancing the American Smooth style, they have placed as finalists in nearly 100 professional ballroom events across the country. Michael has enjoyed numerous performance opportunities at private events and charity functions, and he has received several awards for his excellence in teaching.
Michael is a professional member of the National Dance Council of America and proud to be a seven-year veteran of Dancing With the St. Louis Stars.
Lynn Ann Vogel is a partner with Vogel Law Office where she works with her husband Paul. Her practice focuses on assisting nationwide clients with real estate matters and alternative investment opportunity review. Additionally, she serves as a neutral for Alternative Dispute Resolution matters, primarily in real estate, construction and employment matters, building on her experience as a litigator in those areas previously in her career. A very large part of her career and time is focused on volunteering and leading bar associations. She has served as President of The Missouri Bar as well as the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, for which she is currently serving as a Delegate to the American Bar Association. She is a past member of the Executive Committee for the National Conference of Bar Presidents and the Lawyers Association of St. Louis. She is a Fellow and Board member of both the St. Louis Bar Foundation and the Missouri Bar Foundation and sits on the Missouri Supreme Court Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness. When she has free time, she is a corporate spouse supporting her CEO husband, Paul, with his busy client schedule at his firm, Argos Family Office.
• St. Louis Internship Program: (SLIP): Board Vice President Programming and fundraising to develop a St. Louis workforce through paid internships for students of the St. Louis School District. 4,000 students have been trained and employed over the last 25 years.
• Junior League Larks: providing entertainment in Assisted Living and Adult Care homes
• The Heritage Account Board: 501(c )(3) fundraising and supporting the maintenance of the historic building at 4600 Lindell.
• Saint Louis Woman’s Club
– B.A. in Business from Transylvania University in Lexington KY
– J.D. – Mississippi College School of Law
Robert McKenney has been dancing and instructing for over a decade and was born into a dancing environment. The son of a dance teacher, he grew up watching dance competitions, classes, and events, and eventually decided that it looked like fun! He entered a competition when he was 7 years old, started teaching when he was 18 and has since taught throughout the country. He was even a guest teacher at the National Academy of Tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the summer of 2015.
Robert has travelled extensively to Argentina and specializes in the Latin dances. Argentine Tango, Salsa, Cha Cha, and folk dancing are his favorites! Robert has studied with expert teachers in the U.S., as well as several master teachers in Argentina who have shaped and influenced Argentine tango and Latin dance. He has also shared his love of dance by teaching throughout the country from California to Massachusetts and several places in between.
In addition to teaching, Robert has danced and performed all over the United States and Argentina and regularly performs in the St. Louis area. He has danced everywhere from the popular, historic Muny Theater to Busch Stadium in front of thousands of people, as well as performing regularly in the St. Louis area.
James Craven, Director Business Development Group – Lending, is responsible for helping our clients satisfy their lending and banking needs by working with their financial advisor to access the full breadth of products and services available through Wells Fargo Advisors and their affiliates. His team’s primary focus is around securities backed lending, residential mortgage, custom credit, and commercial lending.
James was previously a High Net Worth Specialist responsible for growing High Net Worth client introductions from Wells Fargo Advisors to Wells Fargo Private Bank. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, James spent 8 years at Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor and a Credit and Lending Specialist. James is a graduate of the University of Miami and has a master’s degree from Villanova University.
James holds his series 7, 66, and 24 registrations.
Hanna grew up in Midland, Texas training at the school of Midland Festival Ballet. She was awarded multiple scholarships to train in the summers at highly respected schools such as Milwaukee Ballet School, Orlando Ballet School, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Joffery Academy of Texas, and the Glenda Brown Choreography Project. After high school Hanna attended the Alonzo King LINES ballet training program in San Francisco. There she had the privilege of dancing Alonzo’s work and being under his watchful eye. She also was able to work with many well known choreographers, companies, and teachers such as Maurya Kerr, Lee Wei Chao, Vim Vigor, Sidra Bell, Kyle Abraham Company, Martha Graham Company, Gregory Dawson, and the Wayne McGregor Company.
She then became a company member with CommonThread Contemporary Ballet in St. Louis under the director Jennifer Medina. She has performed Jay Jackson’s work at Pride Fest St. Charles along with other performances for social justice events in the community. Hanna now does project dance work along with working and dancing at Convergence. She also recently has received her Gyrotonic Method Level 1 certification. In her free time Hanna loves to workout at Pure Barre, ride bikes, and teach little kids ballet.
Angelleen Peters-Lewis, PhD, RN, joined Barnes-Jewish Hospital as Vice President, Patient Care Services, and Chief Nursing Officer in October 2017.
Peters-Lewis brings significant experience and a track record of success in academic medical centers in urban settings and is deeply committed to the undeserved with a unique understanding of multicultural environments. She has a strong passion for professional nursing practice and building relationships with the entire health care team, and is a transformational leader who has demonstrated and ability to create a positive, vibrant culture.
Peters-Lewis received her doctorate in nursing from Boston College, where she graduated with distinction and received the Dorothy A. Jones Award for Scholarship, Service, and Development. She earned a master’s degree in nursing from Northeastern University and earned her bachelor’s in nursing from Simmons College in Boston. Her post-doctoral work included an executive nurse fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the executive leadership development program at Harvard Business School.
Prior to joining Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Peters-Lewis served in several leadership roles within the Care New England Health System, affiliated with Brown University Medical School. She was Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse at Women & Infants Hospital Rhode Island, and most recently she served as Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and System Chief Nurse, of women and newborn’s nursing and clinical services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a 1,386 bed teaching hospital affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. The hospital has a 1,519 member medical staff and has been listed on the elite honor roll of best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 25 consecutive years. Barnes-Jewish is a member of BJC HealthCare which provides a full range of health care services through its 15 hospitals and more than 100 health care sites in Missouri and Illinois.
Steve has been teaching ballroom dancing since 1979. He has been teaching at Just Dancing Dance Studio since it’s beginning in 1987, and was one of the studio’s founders. He has competed in the Smooth, Rhythm, Latin and Ballroom styles of dancing, with Ballroom (Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Fox Trot and Quickstep) being his specialty. Steve enjoys teaching all levels of dance from people with no dance experience to very experienced competitive dancers. He enjoys being able to share the fun, exercise of the body and mind, and the challenge of learning something new with his students as they learn to ballroom dance.
Nancy Staudt was named Dean of the Washington University School of Law, effective May 2014. She is a nationally renowned scholar in tax, tax policy, and empirical legal studies. Staudt is the author or co-author of nearly 40 articles and two books, and her work has been published in the country’s leading journals and university presses. She has given more than 100 speeches and keynote addresses to national and international audiences on a range of tax, law, and public policy topics. Staudt has served as an advisory panelist and/or board member to organizations such as the National Science Foundation, the Association of American Law Schools’ Tax Section, and the Law and Society Association. Before assuming her deanship, Staudt served as vice dean for faculty and academic affairs at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and as the inaugural holder of the Edward G. Lewis Chair in Law and Public Policy; she was the Class of 1940 Research Professor of Law at Northwestern University and a professor of law at Washington University from 2000 to 2006. Staudt has held visiting professorships at Vanderbilt University, Boston University, and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, and she has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University. Prior to her academic appointments, Staudt was a tax associate at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. She clerked for the Honorable John T. Noonan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, and she provided free legal services to both battered women and organizations seeking tax-exempt status from the federal government.
My name is Alexandr Borodko, and I began ballroom dancing at the age of eight in my hometown of Minsk, Belarus. I continued to dance in grammar and high school, eventually earning a bachelor’s degree in Ballroom Dance and Choreography from the Belarusian University of Culture. Post graduation, I danced as an amateur for 11 years with top placements in major dance competitions throughout Europe.
Since coming to the United States 25 years ago, I have established myself as a highly successful professional competitor, winning a wide variety of professional division events. At the same time, I have become an established and sought after dance instructor in St. Louis. Through the years, my students have participated and won countless competitions in the United States and around the world.
In 2014, my wife and I began a new chapter of our lives with the opening of our business, Majestic Dance Studio. Our wish is to provide instruction, education and inspiration to those interested in ballroom dancing. Our goal is to make Majestic a place for dancers (and soon-to-be dancers) learn the art of ballroom dancing in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Chris came to Independence Center in 2014 after numerous hospitalizations, was homeless, and was living in his van or other shelters. He was connected to Independence Center through Labre Center, a program of Peter & Paul Community Services. Chris says when he first arrived at Independence Center, he did not know what he was going to do or how he was going to start over. Chris started coming to the Center and got involved with the Street Level where he worked on Employment doing attendance, data entry, front desk, and more. He says that the computer skills he practiced and improved at the Clubhouse gave him the confidence to start a TE (Transitional Employment) position at Wells Fargo Advisors. Chris worked at Wells Fargo for 14 months and gained valuable relationships, work skills, and more support from his growing community. He says “Wells Fargo saw my potential and continued to give me more and more responsibility”. Chris is now employed full time at Chase Park Plaza as a Maintenance Engineer, allowing him to utilize his construction background on projects in the hotel. He now leads different projects within the Maintenance team and says the freedom and flexibility of the job are rewarding.
Anna has been dancing since the age of 12. She started her studies in ballet, but quickly learned that belly dance was a greater passion. She started teaching at 15, and performing belly dance locally at the age of 20. Before college, she discovered social salsa and Argentine tango, which she immediately fell in love with.
Anna graduated from Mizzou as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, with a bachelor’s in Health Sciences in 2011. She is also an ACE certified personal trainer. After seven years working at at Mercy Hospital, she now works full time in the dance and fitness industry. In addition to managing the fitness studio, Pure Barre, she teaches tango, salsa, swing, belly dance, and ballroom lessons.