Arch Grants

Celebrating St. Louis’ entrepreneurial spirit

The Arch Grants Gala is a celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit and community within St. Louis. This event blends the playfulness of the entrepreneurial experience with the esteem of a traditional philanthropic event.  Each year, Arch Grants gives tribute to the creative forces that are changing the local landscape and are building the St. Louis of tomorrow.

The evening includes networking, a seated dinner, award presentation, and a showcase of Arch Grants Recipients. Supporters of Arch Grants have an opportunity to interact with Arch Grants Entrepreneurs and celebrate the growth of the startup culture in St. Louis. At the conclusion of the event, the Arch Grants Entrepreneur Award is presented to a St. Louis entrepreneur who has made a significant difference in the community.

Our 2017 Gala will take place on November 3, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch. Interested in attending? Purchase tickets here.

Interested in sponsoring the Arch Grants Gala? Click here.

Need more information on sponsorship? Check out the sponsor form here or email Gabe Angieri, Director of Development with any other questions.

2016 Gala +

2016 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Centene

Platinum Sponsors

Brighton  Brown Smith Wallace   Express ScriptsScottrade  Spire  Spirits of St. Louis DistillerySteward Family Foundation  World Wide Technology

Gold Sponsors

Interior Investments  Polsinelli  Saint Louis University

Thank you to all of our sponsors whose contributions have helped to make our annual Arch Grants Gala a success. View the full list of all of our sponsors.

2015 Gala +

In 2015, the Arch Grants Entrepreneur Award was presented to Rodger Riney of Scottrade Financial Services, Inc. for his extraordinary contributions as a prominent entrepreneur.

Riney created the largest office branch network among online investment firms. He founded Scottrade in 1980 on his belief of doing the right thing – for clients, associates, and his community – and this principle is firmly embedded within Scottrade’s culture.

Gala Chairs:

  • Ward Klein, Executive Chairman, Edgewell Personal Care
  • Carol Swartout Klein, Author

Honorary Chairs:

  • David Farr, Chairman and CEO, Emerson
  • Lelia Farr, Community Volunteer

Gala Steering Committee:

  • Harley Blosser
  • Christina Ceranna
  • Daria Cullen
  • Brandon Dempsey
  • Alissa Duel
  • Suzy Hartmann
  • Rick Holton
  • Matt Lieberman
  • Dan Lohman
  • Margaret McDonald
  • Luis Ortiz
  • Zoë Scharf
  • Spencer Toder
  • Thomas Van Cleave
  • Pechha Wallach
  • John Warren
  • Kevin Wilson

Gala Host Committee:

  • Anne & Jack Bader
  • Sue & Bruce Baebler
  • Carole Basile
  • Theresa & Joseph Bayer Jr.
  • Emily & Scott Bernstein
  • Marty & Gil Bickel
  • Katie & Charlie Claggett
  • Maxine Clark & Bob Fox
  • Bruce & Betsy Cohen
  • Daniel Conner
  • Bradley Goldenberg
  • Sheila Greenbaum & Gary Wasserman
  • Jason Hall
  • Jennifer and Thomas Hillman
  • Kristen Holton
  • Stephanie Hosler
  • Todd Hovermale
  • Andrew Hoyne
  • Suzanne & Jim Johnson
  • Rosalyn & Charles Lowenhaupt
  • Marcia Mellitz
  • Teresa R. Mitchusson
  • Michelle Murray & Vince Garazzo
  • Kathy Osborn
  • Matt Sallaberry
  • Natialie Semchyshyn & Amos Harris
  • Betty & Thad Simons
  • Amy & Phil Stone
  • Dr. Donald M. Suggs
  • Greg Sullivan
  • Anne & Jim Von Der Heydt
  • Pamela Walter & Dr. Mark Jacquin
  • Josephine & Richard Weil
  • Pat Whitaker & Dick Miles
  • Kelly & Patrick Wittenbrink

2014 Gala +

In 2014, David Steward, Chairman and Founder at World Wide Technology, Inc., received the Arch Grants Entrepreneur Award.

Gala Chair:

    • Suzanne Sitherwood, President and CEO,
      The Laclede Group

 

Honorary Chairs:

      • Maxine Clark, Founder, Build-A-Bear Workshop
      • Brian Salmo, Associate, Polsinelli

Gala Steering Committee:

    • Matt Badler
    • Daria Cullen
    • Brandon Dempsey
    • Arnold Donald
    • Tanya Hamilton
    • Suzy Hartmann
    • Dan Lohman
    • Philip Mackey
    • Margaret McDonald
    • Ward Nixon
    • Luis Ortiz
    • Steve Ponciroli
    • Spencer Toder
    • Derek Weber
    • Kevin Wilson
    • John Warren
    • Kyle Welborn

Gala Committee:

  • Francis Austin, Jr.
  • Cathy and James Berges
  • Marion and Van Black
  • John Capps
  • Barry T. Cervantes
  • Robert “Duffy” Dunn
  • Gretta Forrester
  • Sheila Greenbaum
  • Thomas J. Hillman
  • Stephanie Hosler
  • Joseph F. Imbs III
  • Bettie S. Johnson
  • Ann and Don Kornblet
  • Ken Kranzberg
  • Katherine and Marc Lazar
  • Sally and Ned Lemkemeier
  • Peggy and Don Lents
  • Kathryn and George Love
  • Rosalyn and Charles Lowenhaupt
  • Sue McCollum
  • Dick Miles
  • Terese R. Mitchusson
  • Kim and Bruce Olson
  • Kathleen Osborn
  • Lawrence K. Otto
  • Jane and Dave Peacock
  • Catherine and Maurice Quiroga
  • Mary and Frank Rassieur
  • Betty and Thad Simons
  • John Sondag
  • J.J. Stupp
  • Donald M. Suggs
  • Jane and Bob Tschudy
  • Carol and George H. Walker
  • Pechha Wallach
  • Gary Wasserman
  • Josephine and Richard Weil
  • Virginia Weldon
  • Pat Whitaker

2013 Gala +

In 2013, Maxine Clark, Founder at Build-A-Bear Workshop, received the Arch Grants Entrepreneur Award.

Gala Co-Chairs:

  • Arnold Donald, Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Corporation
  • Susan Elliott, Founder and Chairman, SSE
  • Jim McKelvey, Co-Founder, Square

Gala Steering Committee:

  • Matt Badler
  • Dan Lohman
  • Ward Nixon
  • Luis Ortiz
  • Steve Ponciroli
  • Spencer Toder
  • Kevin Wilson
  • John Warren
  • Kyle Welborn
  • Pat Whitaker
  • Larry Zarin

Gala Committee:

  • Francis Austin, Jr.
  • Cathy and James Berges
  • Marion and Van Black
  • Barry T. Cervantes
  • Robert “Duffy” Dunn
  • Gretta Forrester
  • Sheila Greenbaum
  • Bob Hermann
  • Thomas J. Hillman
  • Clifford Holekamp
  • Joseph F. Imbs III
  • Bettie S. Johnson
  • Ken Kranzberg
  • Katherine and Marc Lazar
  • Mary and John Lemkemeier
  • Sally and Ned Lemkemeier
  • Kathryn and George Love
  • Rosalyn and Charles Lowenhaupt
  • Dick Miles
  • Terese R. Mitchusson
  • Elizabeth and Hunt Niedringhaus
  • Marty Oberman
  • Lisa Olenski
  • Kim and Bruce Olson
  • Lawrence K. Otto
  • Jane and Dave Peacock
  • Catherine and Maurice Quiroga
  • Mary and Frank Rassieur
  • Susan and David Sherman
  • J.J. Stupp
  • Donald M. Suggs
  • Jane and Bob Tschudy
  • Carol and George H. Walker
  • Gary Wasserman
  • Virginia Weldon