Congratulations to the 2019 What’s Right with the Region Honorees!

Becky RasmussenNews

On May 16, 2019, FOCUS St. Louis will honor 20 individuals, organizations, and initiatives making a difference at the 22nd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration. The honorees were nominated by the public and selected by a panel of community judges for their impact and service to the community.

Congratulations to the following outstanding honorees in five categories:

Demonstrating Innovative Solutions

Honorees have demonstrated innovation and vision in making the St. Louis region a better place to live, work or visit.
Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition
It’s Your Birthday, Inc.
Kranzberg Arts Foundation
Midwest Cyber Center

Fostering Creativity for Social Change

Honorees have harnessed the power of the arts and imagination to bring about change in the region.
COCA – Center of Creative Arts
New Line Theatre
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

Improving Equity and Inclusion

Honorees have shown a commitment to promoting diversity, access, inclusion and opportunity for all.
Challenge Unlimited, Inc.
Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience
Inda Schaenen, Project Lab St. Louis
Salam Clinics

Promoting Stronger Communities

Honorees have worked to address problems, develop initiatives, or make lasting improvements that result in stronger, more stable communities.
Gateway to Innovation
HealthWorks! Kids Museum
Rebuilding Together

Emerging Initiatives

Honorees are new organizations that are developing practical solutions, responding to identified needs and serving as catalysts for change.
A Red Circle
Saint Louis ReCAST
Sustainable Housing Initiative, a program of Criminal Justice Ministry
Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

FOCUS will also present the prestigious board-designated FOCUS St. Louis Leadership Award to entrepreneur and philanthropist Bob Fox.

FOCUS Alumni Awards will be presented to Chris Chadwick (Coro Women In Leadership / Leadership St. Louis) and Blake Strode (Youth Leadership St. Louis / Leadership St. Louis).

All in the community are invited to help recognize these outstanding leaders at the 22nd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration.