$222,000 raised at 2017 Annual “A Toast To Fathers” Dinner

The annual dinner, “A Toast to Fathers” is an important way for us to educate St. Louis about our impact, recognize accomplishments and provide an important source of income for FSC. Our donors, patrons, and supporters all came together, gave (as the good people of the St. Louis region do for many nonprofits and causes) and raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars to brighten the futures of St. Louis area children and families.

Father of the Year Gary Turner was honored and gave a brief speech. FSC Board Chair Ray Hemann received the President’s Award, and Kiana Joyce, FSC Director of the Youth Leadership and Development Program, received the Rising Star Award.

Former Musician of the Year, Carol Beth True, and her jazz trio will provided this year’s background music and radio host Marc Cox from 97.1 KFTK-FM served as emcee.


Media coverage of the 2017 Annual “A Toast for Fathers” Dinner can be found via Town & Style Magazine, The Marc Cox Show, and 550 AM KTRS.

Support Our Fathers


Dinner Sponsors and Supporters

On behalf on the Board of Directors and Staff of the Father’s Support Center:

Thank You

Underwriter $10,000
John & Crystal Beuerlein
Edward Jones
Jeff & Abby Miller
Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin F. Rassieur III
Tom & Barbara Wilcher
Grant Williams

Benefactor $5,000
Robert Byrne, Jr.
Jon & Stephanie Dobson
Nancy Dobson
Engelhard Family Foundation
Steve & Sarah Ford
John & Stacy Schicker
Dan Sescleifer
Rober & Alice Sherwood
Dan & Sheila Timm
Dan West
Keith Williamson

Patron $2,500
Ameren Missouri
Enterprise Holdings
Joseph & Kate Goldkamp
Holly & David Gulick
Ray & Marcia Hemann
Jennifer Belmont Jennings & Brent Jennings
Missouri Foundation for Health
Jim & Nancy Murphy
Pace Properties/Cresa
Penny Pennington
Tim Slater
US Bank

Table Sponsor $1,500
Ascension Health
Robert Brinkmann
Central Bank of St. Louis
David Mason Engineering
Bill & Sally Delabar
Joe Demartino
Gary Durham
Greg & Sharon Husmann
Konica Minolta
Eric Mundwiller
Baimba Norman
Raising St. Louis
Reuben Shelton
Dan & Mary Speciale
Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
Judge Richard Webber
John & Debra Weber
Wells Fargo Advisors – Frontenac
Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking St. Louis

Supporter $150+
Alberici Constructors
Jean Brokaw
Joe Carpenter III
Susan & Philip Cooper
Richard J. Dames
Daughters of Charity
Chester Deanes
Shirley Dees-Gray
E’Little Media Group
David & Kathryn Endorf
Fox Family Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph J. Hager II
Elizabeth Herring
Ben & Jessica Igielnik
Charles & Carol Jones
Robert & Susan Jones
Charlene Ketchum
Diana & Stephen Knapp
Luann Koop
Lee Lewis
Jesse Mallory
Eddie McCaskill
Manasseh Ministry
Randle & Associates
Rob Reeg
St. Louis Community Credit Union
Alan & Patricia Salesman
Thomas & Mary Santel
Hugh Scott III
Denis & Patty Shine
James & Sandy Special
Mr. Halbert & Mrs. Jean Sullivan
Bryan & Destini Goodwin Taylor
Don & Deana Teague
Mark & Sudi Throdahl
Wesley Westmaas & Sheryl Meyering
Richard Wetzel
Lisl Williams
Kathleen Zorica

Special thanks to Allegra Marketing, Barlow Productions, John Boul, Delta Sigma Theta, Carol Enright, Rick Fox, Jay & Amy Kweskin, Johnny Little, Jeff Miller, PSAV, Peter Rexford, Ambry Schuessler, and Windows on Washington.


Dan Sescleifer

2017 Dinner Chair
Retired CFO, Energizer

Crystal & John Beuerlein
Community Leaders

Grey Durham
Principal, Durham Daniel

Jon Dobson
Past Board Chair
Fathers’ Support Center

Jefferson Miller
Principal, Confluence Marketing

Baimba Norman
Vice President, Wells Fargo

Steve Ford
Edward Jones

Eric Mundwiller
Partner, Moneta Group

Ray Hemann
FSC Board Chair
Fathers’ Support Center

Kevin Hunt
Former CEO

Steve O’Loughlin
President, Lodging Hospitality Management

Ben Rassieur III
President, Paulo

Rob Sherwood
Managing Partner, PACE Properties

Larry Otto
US Bank St. Louis

Reuben Shelton
Senior Legal Counsel – Monsanto

Halbert Sullivan
President & CEO
Fathers’ Support Center

John Weber
Vice President
Morgan Stanley Wealth Advisors

Keith Williamson
EVP, Secretary & General Counsel, Centene Corporation

Elizabeth Herring
Community Leader

Thank You to Our Annual Dinner Underwriters!

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