Gala 2018-01-10T14:44:54+00:00



6 PM

Cocktail Hour & Silent Auction

7 PM

Dinner & Live Auction

9 PM

After Party with Live Music!

Dear Friends,

What are you doing Valentine’s weekend? We hope you will consider joining us at our annual Hope Is Where The Heart Is gala. This is our single largest fundraiser for the Medical Relief & Air Transport (MAT) Program, and has become a Valentine’s tradition for many of us here at Wings of Hope. By far, the high point of the evening is meeting and celebrating the progress of some of the individuals we serve through our MAT Program. This year, we are pleased to introduce you to Elizabeth.

Born premature and with mild cerebral palsy, Elizabeth spent the first five years of her young life getting around using the “military crawl” – pulling herself around using forearms. Fortunately, Elizabeth’s family learned about St. Louis Shriners Hospital and Wings of Hope. Within six months of starting treatment with Shriners, Elizabeth began walking with a walker. We are happy that we have been a part of Elizabeth’s healing by flying her from her home in rural Kansas to St. Louis for surgery and ongoing treatment. Her aunt, who accompanied Elizabeth on her last few trips, says they couldn’t make the 1,100-mile round trip without Wings of Hope. She calls Elizabeth’s stunning progress “a miracle.”

Please join us in celebrating Elizabeth – and so many other MAT patients – at our 2018 gala. Your generous support makes their journeys to health possible.

Hope Is Where the Heart Is …

The annual Dinner Auction is our yearly fundraiser entirely dedicated to our domestic field base,
the St. Louis based Medical Relief & Air Transport (MAT) Program.

Details of the event:

  • Held in the prestigious Khorassan Room
  • 400-425 Guests
  • Upscale Plated Dinner
  • After Party with Music & Open Bar
  • Unique Live Auction Items
  • Over 350 Silent Auction Items
  • Kendra Scott Jewelry Pull

Your sponsorship provides great exposure for you and your business and allows us to maximize fundraising for our continued efforts in providing access to lifesaving healthcare to hundreds of children across the United States.


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Purchase Tickets!

Presenting Sponsor: Fabick Cat


Rich & Melissa Ropp
Bob & Mary Leeker

Dinner Auction Council:

Karen Andrews
Steve Akre
Roger Debenport
Bret Heinrich
Laura Helling
Dick Horowitz
Pete & Hope Johnson
Jerry & Jeanne Jones
Don Kukla
Larry & Linda Lemke
Robby & Norma McGehee
Fred Meyland-Smith
Jim Moffat
Lee & Dale Naas
Jack Taylor
Angela Walleman

Event Managers:

Melanie Halley
Beverly Wrobel

Corporate Sponsorship:

Boeing – ECF
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Champions for Kids
Chase Park Plaza
Emerson Electric Co.
Geico Foundation
Kendra Scott
L&C Hunts
Moneta Group
The Saigh Foundation
South Dakota Pheasant Hunters
Taylor Excavating Co.
Ulrich Medical USA

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