Thanks to St. Louis ArtWorks Boomerang Press!

At the Gateway Center for Giving’s recent 2011 Annual Meeting, three Excellence in Grantmaking Awards were handed out. Each fall, the Gateway Center for Giving solicits nominations from nonprofits in three categories and the awards are handed out to the grantmakers at the Annual Meeting. The awards celebrate the work of St. Louis area grantmakers by honoring donors who fund programs, efforts, or initiatives that have made a significant impact in the region.  This year,  award winners each received a custom-made award that was designed by apprentices at St. Louis ArtWorks. The “Boomerang Press” team created three colorful and unique awards that exhibit the spirit of the award. Check out these AMAZING awards below.

The three award winners were:

The Saigh Foundation won the Giving is On Going award and was nominated by a record three nonprofits including The St. Louis Zoo, Webster University, and Wyman Center.  Jeff Huntington, Dr. Beth Stroble, and Christine Ramsey presented the award to JoAnn Hejna, Executive Director of The Saigh Foundation.

Maritz won the Giving is on Time award and was nominated by the Arts and Education Council of St. Louis. Cynthia Prost presented the award to Debbie Schirmer, Senior Community Affairs Manager at Maritz.

Daughters of Charity Foundation of St. Louis won the Giving is Far Reaching award and was nominated by Rebuilding Together-St. Louis. Jessica Conner presented the award to Sister Joan Kuester, Executive Director of Daughters of Charity Foundation.


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