26th Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards
Date(s) - May 11, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Online registration is now closed. If you need to make changes to an existing reservation, please contact Kayla Dix at email@example.com. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Each year, FOCUS applauds the efforts of the individuals, organizations and initiatives making a positive difference in the St. Louis community with our What’s Right With the Region Awards. All in our community are invited to join us for this inspiring evening of celebration and networking!
Make plans to join us on May 11, 2023, to celebrate all our honorees, including the recipients of our Leadership and Alumni Awards. We’ll kick off the evening with a networking reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer/wine bar, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the awards celebration from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
What’s Right with the Region represents FOCUS St. Louis’ most important fundraising event of the year, and your ticket purchase helps to support our ongoing mission to educate and connect leaders and facilitate important conversations in our community.
Advocate – $250 (includes 2 tickets; will be recognized on event signage)
Friend – $100 (includes 1 ticket; will be recognized on event signage)
5:00-6:30 p.m. – Networking Reception
6:30-8:00 p.m. – Awards Presentation
FOCUS Leadership Award
The Steward Family
Demonstrating Innovative Solutions
Arriel Biggs, Founder, Young Biz Kidz
Keyway: Center for Diversion and Reentry
National Blues Museum
Enhancing Regional Prosperity
Ava’s Grace Scholarship, a program of the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
Build Back Better Regional Collaboration on Advanced Manufacturing, led by Greater St. Louis, Inc. and St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
Building Union Diversity, a program of the Missouri Works Initiative
Save Our Sons, a workforce development program of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
Improving Equity & Inclusion
Black Girls Do STEM
Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School
Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA)
Flance Early Learning Center
Promoting Community Health & Well-being
Girls on the Run St. Louis
Kendall and Wyvetta Granger
I Define Me Movement
Nicole Nelson, Founder, Equity Legal Services
GreaterHealth Pharmacy & Wellness
Real Estate Tax Assistance Fund
Tap In Center
The Believe Projects
FOCUS Emerging Alumni Award
Vin Ko (Emerging Leaders 2015), Director of Team Operations, St. Louis CITY SC
If your organization is interested in participating through a sponsorship, please contact FOCUS Director of Development Michelle Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 657-4029.
Emerging Alumni Award Sponsor
Reinsurance Group of America, Inc.
Regional Arts Commission
Dawn Griffin Group
Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
Drake Strategy Partners
Jim Szweda & Clint Williams – Morgan Stanley
Angad Arts Hotel
Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center – University of Missouri-St. Louis
Forest Park Forever