SUSAN E SHEPHERD CHARITY TOURNAMET
FOREST HILLS COUNTRY CLUB
SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
2019 RECIPIENT - JOIN HANDS esl
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SUSAN E SHEPHERD CHARITY EVENT
SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
Susan E. Shepherd’s “I can do” spirit was the basis for her successes throughout her life. During her golf career she was a member of STLWDGA, a club champion, and had a single digit handicap. Her successful business career began at the age of 50 when she was widowed. She was chosen as Missouri’s top woman broker in 1980, and became Vice President of sales at Stifel, Nicolaus and Co. Inc. The company called her their “First Lady,” saying she set a high standard for all women to follow.
As part of her legacy, she authorized the creation of the Shepherd Foundation. The Shepherd Foundation and the Missouri Women’s Golf Education Association, Inc. created the Susan E. Shepherd Memorial Scholarship which is awarded each year to a female junior athlete entering college.
Mr. Charles M.M. Shepherd, son and President of the Foundation, and STLWDGA formed the idea of our SES event, honoring a different charity annually. Our first SES event was in 2003 at Old Warson Country Club.
Each year suggestions are solicited from our membership for charities supporting women and children and are then voted on by the Executive Board. Donations to the chosen charity are very welcome but strictly voluntary from our members. Join Hands esl will be the recipient of her generosity this year as we play at Forest Hills Country Club on Friday September 20. We look forward to seeing many of you as we honor Mrs. Shepherd’s memory.
2019 Recipient - Join Hands esl
The mission of Join Hands ESL is to empower the people of East St. Louis to walk in solidarity with those we serve, showing love and compassion to those in need, affirming and reflecting the beauty and potential of each individual. We build personal relationships with children and families through our youth programming, mentoring programs and the Ubuntu Center for Peace. We prioritize and support through our program the pursuit of education as a pathway out of poverty.
2018 Recipient – THE WOMEN’S SAFE HOUSE
The Women’s Safe House provides safe shelter and transitional living services to battered women and their dependent children. They work to empower women to make informed choices about their future.
2017 Recipient - Gateway to Hope
Gateway to Hope is a breast cancer lifeline. Gateway to Hope's mission is to secure comprehensive care and provide financial assistance for individuals in need and diagnosed with or at high risk for developing breast cancer.
2016 - Room at the Inn
Room at the Inn provides temporary shelter to homeless women and families
in St. Louis County. Individualized plans are created to increase self sufficiency, including referrals to other human services agencies. The families are monitored to improve their chances for success.
2015 - The little bit FOUNDATION
Committed to helping disadvantaged school children by creating a positive impact for personal growth, increasing self-esteem, encouraging a more focused and active learning environment, building strong relationships and partnering closely with St. Louis schools.
2014 – Rankin Jordan
Ranken Jordan is a pediatric specialty hospital providing a continuum of care for medically complicated children and their familites.
2013 – Nurses For Newborns
Provides a safety net for families most-at-risk by helping prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect through home-based programs.
2012 - ALIVE
Provides counseling, emergency sanctuary, and other critical services to adults and children who have been impacted by domestic abuse.
2010 - Our Little Haven
Caring for Children. Mind. Body. Soul.
2009 -Marian Middle School
Breaking the cycle of poverty by fostering their spiritual, academic, social, moral, emotional, and physical development.
2008 - Girls, Inc.
Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
2007 - Epworth House
Provides services for children suffering from a history of neglect and or abuse.
2006 - Angel’s Arms
Provides homes for foster children until a forever home can be found.
2005 - United Services
Supports and educates children with special needs.
2004 - St. Patrick’s Center
Helping the impoverished of St. Louis.
2003 - Family Resource Center
Child abuse treatment and prevention.