Gala 2017-09-13T09:05:51+00:00

The annual Gala is our yearly fundraiser entirely dedicated to our St. Louis based Medical Relief & Air Transport (MAT) Program.

Details of this event:

  • Held in the Prestigious Khorassan Room
  • 400-425 Guests
  • Upscale Plated Dinner
  • After Party with Music & Open Bar
  • Unique Live Auction Items
  • Over 300 Silent Auction Items
  • Kendra Scott Jewelry Pull


Todd Morgan spent 20 years working in St. Louis radio, including stops at the old FM 101 The River, Xtreme Radio 104.1, and 105.7 The Point before his final radio gig at K-HITS 96.3 working the morning show with Rick Sanborn. When 96.3 switched formats in 2015, Todd wrapped up his radio career and returned to his pre-radio employer – working outside sales for Mission Specialty, a plumbing manufacturers’ representative firm based in Chesterfield.

Todd, his wife, Lisa, and their dogs, Oscar and Riley, live in the house Lisa’s dad bought in the city’s Midtown neighborhood in the 1940s. The home was built in 1893 and modified into a multifamily home in the 1930s. The couple just finished a major rehab, bringing the home back to its original form.

When he’s not working or rehabbing old houses, Todd is an avid photographer. Since 2011, he has been the house photographer for Peabody Opera House, documenting concerts and stage shows for archival purposes.

Presenting Sponsor

Fabick Family


Jim & Diane Moffat
Jack & Crista Taylor

Event Chairpersons

Mike Calcagno
Melanie Halley

Dinner Auction Council

Steve Akre
Karen Andrews
Deborah Berryman
Mike Calcagno
Howard Canada
Gerry D’Angelo
Roger Debenport
Melanie Halley
Laura Helling

Patsy & Dick Horowitz
Don Kukla
Larry & Linda Lemke
Fred & Susan Meyland-Smith
Jim & Diane Moffat
Lee & Dale Naas
Jonathan Raskas
Jack & Crista Taylor
Angela Walleman
Bev Wrobel

Major & Corporate Sponsorship

BJC – St. Louis
Children’s Hospital
Boeing Employees
Community Fund
Howard Canada
Champions for Kids
Chase Park Plaza
Classic Aire Care, Inc.
Emerson Charitable Trust
GEICO Foundation
Gir-R-Done Foundation

The Green Foundation
Joy & Duane Hercules
Kendra Scott
L&C Hunts
Manna Pro
MAT Pilots
Merrill Lynch
Moneta Group
National Cart
Natoli Engineering
Nightline Express, Inc.
Porlier Outdoor

The Ronald McDonald House
The Saigh Foundation
Donald & Catherine Sanders
Steven Akre
& Elizabeth Sugarbaker Akre
South Dakota Pheasant Hunters
Ulrich Medical USA
Wells Fargo Advisors
Tom White
Yankton Wireless
Anonymous (2)

Spirits Sponsors

Sheila Carnahan
David Chernus
Jerry Doyle
Dick Horowitz
Stock & Associates
Dottye & Jim Wilhite

Patient Table Sponsors

First Rule Media – Travis H. Brown
Jefferson Bank and Trust – Michael J. Ross
Lucia Rosenbloom
South Dakota Pheasant Hunters

Gala Memento Sponsor

Sam Vitale,
Vee-Jay Cement Contracting Company, Inc.

Volunteer Green Room Sponsor

George & Dianne Garrison

Catalog Sponsor

TRUE Fitness