Celebrating over 25 Years Gala

2024 “A Toast To Fathers” Gala Dinner

Join Fathers & Families Support Center (FFSC) on Thursday, June 13, 2024 for A Toast To Fathers at the Starlight Zodiac Room, Chase Park Plaza, as we celebrate over 25 years and 20,000 fathers who have been transformed into responsible parents for 50,000 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).

Join Master of Ceremonies David Amelotti, award-winning KMOV-TV anchor and reporter, at this year’s A Toast To Fathers gala dinner, celebrating 26 years of making a positive impact on children and families through responsible fatherhood. Enjoy a festive cocktail hour, a delicious 3-course meal prepared by five-star chefs and an outstanding program that showcases the impact FFSC has on children, families and the community. You’ll also meet our 2024 Father of The Year!

We hope to see you on Thursday, June 13th at the Starlight Zodiac Room, Chase Park Plaza!

    • 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 

2024 Dinner Committee

Kristina Cyr

Steering Committee

Richard Cohen | Jennifer Cunnane | Beth Fissel | Brian Hurd | Jennifer Belmont Jennings | Suzan Knese | Bill Luster | Rob Sherwood | Deborah Catchings-Smith | Cheri Tillis (CEO – Fathers & Families Support Center)

Past Chairs

Katherine Miller (2023) | 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 & Butler Miller
OBP Agency
Paula & Rodger Riney

Underwriter Sponsors

ILI Communities
Lynn & Ben Rassieur

Benefactor Sponsors

Bank of America
The Eggert Family Charitable Fund
Jeff Miller & Abby Castle
Katherine Miller and Titus Dare
Penny Noel Pennington
The Sherwood Family
St. Louis Development Corporation
US Bank
Keith H. Williamson

Patron Sponsors

Jennifer Belmont Jennings & Brent Jennings

Table Sponsors

Avison Young
Brinkmann Constructors
Central Bank
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Cohen
Bob Fox & Maxine Clark
William & Sally Delabar
Dismas House
Holly & Dave Gulick
William & Kerry Holekamp
Ray & Marcia Hemann
Gregory & Sharon Husmann
Suzan Knese
Thomas H. Lucas
Lutheran Foundation
St. Martha’s Hall
David Mason & Associates, Inc
Deborah Catchings-Smith
Tricia & Ryan Stout
John & Debra Weber
Kathleen Zorica

Donors $1,000+

Gene Diederich
Marion & Rick Oertli
Tom & Mary Santel
Cynthia Stevens
Dr. Eleatha Surratt
John & Debra Weber
E. Richard Webber
Lisl K. Williams

Donors $200+

Leslie & John Carothers
Tim Clavin
Jim & Jennifer Cunnane
Connie & Gene Kahn
Luann Koop
Ken Kranzberg
Ladies of Charity of St. Catherine Laboure
Richard S. Murphy
Network For Good
Barbara Prosser & Philip Heagney
Daniel & Mary Speciale
Bevis & Patience Schock
Kelvin R. Westbrook & Valerie D. Bell
Gene Young

Donors $100+

Kurt & Terry Arthur
Richard Baugh
Michael & Gloria Burns
Robert J. Byrne
Craig Cooke
Elizabeth George
Rosalie Franklin
Sister Carol Schumer, DC