2018 Annual Gala


Thank you to all who made the 2018 Gala and Dinner Auction
an incredible success!


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2018 Dare to Dream Gala
Honoring Community Service Leader
Melanie Adams-Swearengen

Saturday, March 10, 2018
6:00PM – 10:00PM

Grand Hall on Chouteau
2319 Chouteau Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103

Laura Hettiger of KMOV served as  emcee
Gala Co-Chairs: Casey Gundlach, Maureen McDonnell and Kristy Straeb
 Live entertainment by JOIA: World Percussion
We had an amazing turnout at the Dare to Dream 2018 Gala & Auction.
The annual event supports our mission to advance the independence,
productivity, and full citizenship of children and adults with disabilities.


Proceeds from the event directly support our five primary services:
Children’s Services, Family Supportive Services, Adult Day Services, Residential Services and Employment Services


 Dare to Dream Gala Host Committee

Linda Adams

Kathleen Beach

Lalo & Mary Berezo

Bill & Tricia Bolster

Lori Burch

Shari Clay

Jeff & Jill Garlich

Hallie & Karen Gibbs

Judy Grainger

Brian & Elizabeth Hansen

Jeff & Jayne Hebrank

Dan & Mary Hebrank

Boyd & Christine Hoffmann

Steven & Becky Kling

Kathleen Kuhar

Sharie McLafferty

Marian McMillion

Mike Meuth & Tami Turner

John & Katie Nunn

Tom Wendel & Marian Nunn

Tyler & Courtney Poe

John & Nancy Ross

Michael & Barbara Smith

Lauren Smith

Brian & Kristy Straeb

Craig Strohbeck

Shaun Swearengen




Your donation helps us provide engaging programs, learning opportunities and experiences for children and adults living with disabilities. That’s a reason to smile!


Thank you to our Dare to Dream Gala Sponsors!


Heartland Ambassadors



Heartland Advocates


Heartland Enthusiasts



Gene and Joan Slay
Charitable Foundation