virtual gala information

The Thompson Foundation is excited to invite you to the 14th Annual Heroes Among Us

VIRTUAL journey of hope GALA

DATE

Thursday, OCTOBER 1, 2020

TIMING

6:45 PM - ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS

7:00 PM - PROGRAM, AUCTION AND FUND THE NEED

Proceeds from the evening benefit the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Supporters this year include our Champion St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Blues Alumni. Our Honorary Chairs for the evening, Sara and Chris Thorburn, a former St. Louis Blues right winger, and parents of a child with autism will be joining in on the fun. In addition, KMOX Morning Drive anchor, Debbie Monterrey, will be our emcee, and Reed Low is back again this year, but this time as our auctioneer. Reed is also a former Blues right winger and enforcer, and is the Director of Event Sales and Sponsorships for the St. Louis Blues Alumni Association.

MAIN SPEAKERS AND AUCTIONEER

Sara & Chris Thorburn

Honorary Co-Chairs

Right Winger, St. Louis Blues Alumni

Debbie Monterrey

Emcee

KMOX Morning Drive Anchor

Reed Low

Auctioneer

Director, Event Sales and Sponsorships

St. Louis Blues Alumni

COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS
Tanya Lieber

Regional Vice President

Mercy Health Foundation

Tim Ney

Principal

Edward Jones

John Qualy

Retired CEO

Northwestern Mutual

Jack Reis

Gala-Managing Co-Chair

Thompson Foundation for Autism

Tom Zychinski

Regional Operations Manager

Burns & McDonnell

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Matthew Abbott

Supervisor Damage Prevention

Ameren Missouri

John Bayer

Renaissance Financial Corporation

Financial Advisor

Rena Boyer

Vice President

Colliers International

Chasley Bradbury

Vice President + Producer

Cosmopolitan Events

Jennifer Brown

Property Manager

Advantes Group

David Cooksey

TSI-Global

Retired Chief Financial Officer

Robert Courtney

Business Supply Center

Retired Owner

Mia Earnest

Administrative Assistant

Ameren Missouri

Christine Faveere

Account Manager

Hillyard St. Louis

Charles Gail

Consultant

DTS Consulting Group

Joey Goone

Event Producer

Utopia Entertainment

Molly Gregory

Project Manager

Enhanced Value Strategies

Sarah Hakes

Vice President

Colliers International

Myles Hinkle

Executive Director

Thompson Foundation for Autism

Ron Howe

Senior Partner

Straight Source

Nathan Hurst

Strategic Communications Consultant

Thompson Center for Autism

& Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Rebekah Kingston

Sr. Vice President

Colliers International

Carrie Kremer

Parent Volunteer

Abby Powell

Center Administrator

Thompson Center for Autism

& Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Jordi Stack

Director of Marketing & Communications

Utopia Entertainment

Mark Tapia

Manager Financial Planning & Analysis

Citi Mortgage

Rachel Thompson

Assistant

Cosmopolitan Events

Ron Verrilli

Senior Vice President

Commerce Bank

Emily Wampler

Project CoordinatorMid America Specialty Services

Doug Wilton

Retired Business Executive
Unigroup Worldwide

Unigroup

Lauren Zigman

Assistant

Cosmopolitan Events

EVENT PLANNER
Josie Littlepage, CSEP

Owner + Producer

PRODUCED BY:

Thompson Foundation for Autism
1401 S. Brentwood Blvd. Suite 170
Saint Louis, MO 63144

(314) 550-2888

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