25 Year Anniversary Gala

2023 “A Toast To Fathers” Gala Dinner

Join Fathers & Families Support Center (FFSC) on Thursday, June 15, 2023 for A Toast To Fathers at the Starlight Zodiac Room, Chase Park Plaza, as we celebrate 25 years and nearly 20,000 fathers who have been transformed into responsible parents for 49,000 children.

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Chase Park Plaza

212 N Kingshighway Blvd.,
Saint Louis, MO

Starts at 5:30 PM

Ends at 9:00 PM

Our annual dinner, A Toast To Fathers, is an important way for us to educate the people of St. Louis about our impact on the community at large, to recognize the accomplishments of our graduates and to generate a significant amount of income to support the ongoing operation of Fathers & Families Support Center (FFSC).

This year’s A Toast To Fathers gala dinner event will include a festive cocktail hour, a delicious 3-course meal prepared by award-winning chefs and an outstanding program that showcases the impact FFSC has on children, families and the community. You’ll also meet our 2023 Father of The Year.

We hope to see you there!

    • 5:30 pm – Cocktails

    • 7:00 pm – Dinner

    • 8:00 pm – Tribute/Awards

    • 9:00pm (sharp) – Conclusion

Dress | Business Casual

A Toast To Fathers Event Flyer

2023 Dinner Committee

Katherine Miller (Dinner Chair)

Steering Committee

Roy Anderson | Chuck Carpenter | Richard Cohen | Kristina & Joe Cyr | Sandy Elfrink | Holly & David Gulick | Brian Hurd | Suzan Knese | Gordon J. Miller | R. Butler Miller, III | Rob Sherwood (Chair – Board of Directors) | Deborah Catchings-Smith | Matt Tomc | Keith Williamson | Cheri Tillis (CEO – Fathers & Families Support Center)

Past Chairs

Abby Castle (2021 Dinner Chair) | Marion Oertli (2020 Dinner Co-Chair) | Lynn Rassieur (2020 Dinner Co-Chair) | Kerry & Bill Holekamp (2019 Honorary Co-Chairs) | Jeff Miller (2019 Dinner Chair) | Sheila Jones (2018 Dinner Chair)


All Sponsorship Levels Include a Tax Deduction

  • NAP/YOP State Tax Credits Available!
  • VIP Table of 12
  • Recognition as Premiere Sponsor at Event
  • Full Page Playbill Ad, Inside Front or Back Cover
  • Listing as Premiere Sponsor in Playbill
  • Recognition on Website & Event Publicity
  • NAP/YOP State Tax Credits Available!
  • VIP Table of 10
  • Recognition as Underwriter at Event
  • Full Page Ad in a Prominent Location
  • Listing as Underwriter in Playbill
  • Recognition on Website & Event Publicity
  • Inquire about NAP State Tax Credits
  • VIP Table of 10
  • Full Page Ad in Playbill
  • Listing as Benefactor in Playbill
  • Recognition on Website & Print Advertising
  • Table of 10
  • Listing as Patron in Playbill
  • Recognition as Patron on Website
  • Table of 10
  • Listing in Playbill
  • Recognition on Website

Our Sponsors

Premier Sponsors

Gordon J. Miller
Osborn Barr Paramore – OBP
Paula & Rodger Riney Charitable Fund

Underwriter Sponsors

Joe & Kristina Cyr – ILI Communities
The Sherwood Family

Benefactor Sponsors

Jeff & Abby Miller
Katherine Miller and Titus Dare
The Eggert Family Charitable Fund
St. Louis Community Foundation
U.S. Bank
Keith Williamson

Patron Sponsors

Jennifer Belmont Jennings & Brent Jennings

Table Sponsors

Avison Young
Robert Brinkmann
Deborah Catchings-Smith
Central Bank
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Cohen
Bob Fox
David & Holly Gulick
Ray & Marcia Hemann
William & Kerry Holekamp
Gregory & Sharon Husmann
Suzan Knese
Thomas Lucas
David Mason
St. Martha’s Hall
Tricia & Ryan Stout
John & Debra Weber
Kathleen Zorica

Donors $2,000+

Marion & Rick Oertli
E. Richard Webber

Donors $1,000+

Kurt & Terry Arthur
Gene & Kim Diederich
Maxine Clark and Bob Fox
Tom & Mary Santel
Cynthia Stevens
John & Debra Weber
Lisl K. Williams

Donors $500+

Bevis Schock
Kelvin R. Westbrook
Ladies of Charity of St. Catherine Laboure
Leslie Carothers
Richard S. Murphy Jr.
Jim & Jennifer Cunnane
Tim Clavin

Donors $100+

Richard Baugh
Robert J. Byrne
Craig Cooke
Gene & Connie Kahn
Ken Kranzberg
Sr. Carol Schumer