Join us and our co-chairs Julie and Tim Noonan, and Drs. Frances and Fred Pestello as we celebrate and honor Mary Beth and Jerry Daniels at the Grand Center Gala on Friday, September 13, 2019 under The Big Top!

This festive evening includes dinner, music and a Fund-A-Need program to help sustain Grand Center Arts District as the landmark destination for arts and culture organizations and businesses in St. Louis and the Midwest.

It is our mission at Grand Center Inc. to create the conditions for a thriving creative community at Grand Center Arts District. Funds raised from the gala are designated to GCI initiatives that are aimed at providing community enrichment activities, public space investments and accelerating a creative industry in the District. With your help, Grand Center Arts District will be: visible, vibrant and accessible; beautiful, welcoming and navigable; safe and clean; a regional epicenter for creative organizations, entrepreneurs and businesses. Your support will help us make a strong impact!


If you are interested in being a Gala volunteer, email [email protected] 

For more details on how you can participate, contact Laura Schilli, Development & Events Manager, at (314) 289-1506 or email [email protected].

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors:


Centene Charitable Foundation


Ameren Missouri
Edward Jones
Nancy & Ken Kranzberg


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Mary Beth & Jerry Daniels
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Fox Associates LLC
PGAV Destinations
Saint Louis University
Carol & Peter Benoist
Kathie & Richard Winter


Cathy & Jim Berges
BSI Constructors Inc.
Chameleon Integrated Services
Christner Inc.
Barbara & David Gifford
Great Southern Bank
Kranzberg Arts Foundation & the Big Top
Lashly & Baer, P.C.
Peggy & Patrick Sly
Mary Ann & Andy Srenco
Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, ComPsych Corporation
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Green Street St. Louis
Harris-Stowe State University
The Lamar Johnson Collaborative
Spencer Fane LLP
Lisa & Tom Suntrup
US Bank
Washington University in St. Louis, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Media Sponsor

Town & Style

2019 Host Committee

Susan Barrett & Chris Poehler
Tania Beasley-Jolly & William Jolly
Antionette & Nicholas Carroll
Katie & Chris Chorlins
Sarah & Ken Christian
JiaMin & Michael Dierberg
Kim & Tim Eberlein
Jenny Gupta & Steve Trampe
Jason Hall & Justin Kern
Cassie & Chris Hansen
Lesley Hoffarth
Missy Kelley & Mark Lindgren
Jim Kemp & Michael Slawin
Peggy & Don Lents
Margaret McDonald
Lisa Melandri
Marian Nunn & Tom Wendel
Laura Radcliff
Michael Scully
Kathy & Jim Sherby
Gina & Travis Sheridan
Peggy & Patrick Sly
Phoebe & Steve Smith
Mary Ann & Andy Srenco
Lynn & Jon Tiede
Susan Trautman
Carol & Tom Voss
Hank Webber
Kathie & Richard Winter
Judy Glik