Toast To Fathers, $280K+ Raised

Because of your support, our 2024 A Toast to Fathers gala dinner – celebrating 26 years – was an overwhelming success! Our goal for the evening was $260,000 and we exceeded that with nearly $300,000 raised! Board Member and Dinner Committee Chair Jennifer Belmont Jennings raised a record-breaking $50K+ during Fund A Need! The outpouring of support from the St. Louis community is simply inspiring.

The nearly 300 guests in the Starlight Zodiac Room at the Chase Park Plaza enjoyed a powerful program, highlighting Father of the Year, Travion Mays, an FFSC graduate who was honored for excellence in fatherhood, healing the relationship with the mother of his children, so his daughter would have the benefit of two parents in their lives.

The Second Chance Award was given to FFSC graduate Reginald Terrell, who transitioned from incarceration to a productive, employed and responsible parent for his son.

Board Member Sandy Nardulli recognized members of the Bill & Mary Lou Schicker Society for their substantial levels of lifetime giving over five consecutive years. This year’s Doris Stoehner Founding President’s Award goes to Board Members and FFSC champions David Gulick and Jennifer Belmont Jennings in recognition of their dedicated efforts and on-going generosity. Special thanks to KMOV-4 News Anchor, David Amelotti who served as MC and kept the program lively and engaging. 

Thank you again for all you do for St. Louis and Fathers & Families Support Center. Because of your support, FFSC will carry on our Founder Halbert Sullivan’s legacy, adding to 20,000 fathers who were supported on their journey to responsible fatherhood, positively impacting 50,000 sons and daughters. Together, we’re making a difference for children, families and our communities. More pictures HERE!