St. Andrew’s Ageless Remarkable Saint Louisans 2013

In its 11th year, St. Andrew’s Ageless-Remarkable Saint Louisans again celebrated the vivacity, generosity and amazing professional and volunteer contributions of 19 incredible older adults from the St. Louis region. With varying backgrounds, talents and vitality that would put most 40-year-olds to shame, the honorees defy the stereotypical idea that individuals fall into restful retirement as they grow older.

The event, held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Sunday, November 10, 2013, also serves as the primary fundraising event for St. Andrew’s and its Charitable Foundation. Since its inception, the gala has generated over $1.8 million, which St. Andrew’s has used to enhance the lives of seniors through a wide-range of programs and services and extend financial aid to area residents who have exhausted their resources.

Besides the honorary video presentations, the 2013 committee decided to introduce each senior to open this year’s dinner. The honorary chairs, Norma Stern (Class of 2004) and Phyllis Tirmenstein (Class of 2011), recognized the group, assembled on stage, to a rousing ovation. The Class of 2013 included:

  • Marjorie Allen
  • Sr. Mary Ann Eultgen
  • Don Gerber
  • Elizabeth Herring
  • Anita Hockett
  • Barry Hyatt
  • Deacon James Joiner
  • Dr. Charles Kilo
  • Rosie Kling
  • Ken Kranzberg
  • Fritzi Lainoff
  • The Honorable Stephen Limbaugh
  • Irwin Shayne
  • Harriet Spilker
  • Roger Stueckel
  • Peggy Symes
  • Dr. Mary Tillman
  • Jeanne Trevor
  • Dr. Edwin Wolfgram

During the gala, Marvin Wool, an honoree from the first Ageless class, and his wife Harlene, initiated a special challenge match in support of St. Andrew’s, in which they matched contributions from event guests dollar for dollar, up to $50,000. This challenge marked the third match conducted by the Wools during the Ageless gala. The 2011 and 2012 claims generated an additional $200,000 for St. Andrew’s.

The evening ended on a high note with legendary songstress/honoree Jeanne Trevor performing an a cappella version of “Young at Heart”. Who was not touched by the moment in time?

Attracting nearly 600 attendees, the event comprises one of Saint Louis’ largest and most important benefits, and the funds it generates help St. Andrew’s serve over 8,700 people and raise more than $1.1 million for charitable care each year. For more information, please call 314-726-0111 or visit