Tribute Benefit for Children to be held on June 1 at Ladue Mansion

The Special Education Foundation (SEF) hosts its twelfth annual Dianne Arbeiter Benefit on Thursday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ladue mansion of Dave and Suzie Spence, 2021 Warson Road. The cost to attend is $100 per person. This year’s event pays tribute to two exceptional women: Dianne Arbeiter and JoAnn Tierney Sauer. Each woman dedicated her life to student with disabilities — Dianne to students who are deaf and JoAnn to students with intellectual and physical challenges. Each gave tirelessly of her time and resources to students with special needs through the Special School District.
The highlight of the annual benefit will be the presentation of the four John Cary Scholarships, each in the amount of $5,000. An additional scholarship, donated by Dave and Suzie Spence, will be given in JoAnn Tierney Sauer’s name. JoAnn was the mother of Suzie Spence. Proceeds from the event will go for the purchase of hearing aids for children who are deaf and for programs and scholarships for children who have intellectual and physical challenges.
The evening includes, for an added $150 and tastings of the exclusive Spence wines, a tour of the Spence Mansion. The main benefit begins at 6:30 p.m. It includes cocktails, appetizers, buffet and presentation of the scholarships. Cost for the tour AND the benefit is $250. The benefit only is $100.
The Special Education Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to assist children and youth with disabilities in areas not supported by tax dollars through scholarships, camperships, hearing aids, eyeglasses, assistive devices for those with physical disabilities, mini-grants for innovative classroom projects, high school leadership and parent support. For information call Diane Buhr, Executive Director, at 636-346-7441.