Benefit for Students with Disabilities

The Special Education Foundation hosts its 13th annual Dianne Arbeiter Benefit on Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ladue estate of Dave and Suzie Spence, 2021 Warson Road. The cost to attend is $100 per person or $250 with a VIP tour of the estate and private Spence Vineyard wine tasting. 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. JoAnn is the late mother of Suzie Spence.

The benefit begins at 6:30 p.m.; the VIP tour and tasting begins at 6:00 p.m.

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 David M. Diener, Executive Director, at 314-394-7030.