The Special Education Foundation Women Leaders, an active women’s group committed to helping children and youth with disabilities, hosts an annual Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon.

The 2018 event grossed more than $23,000. Each year, the Women’s Leaders hear presentations from the principals of Special School District schools on how the group could help their schools. In 2017, they gave $10,000 to support school cohesion and social skills for students, arts and cultural experiences, equipment for a sensory room, student activities and an emergency financial assistance fund.

See sponsorship benefits at the bottom of the right-hand column. For more information about sponsorships or the event, please contact Jeanine at 314-394-7030 or email

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors
Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors
Debbie Bentele
Carol Cary
Mary Beth Daniels
Diane Buhr Engelsmann
Greta Forrester
Jan Goodman
Kathy Holman
Peggy and Jerry Ritter

Silver Sponsors
David M. Diener and Ann Wells
Cheryl Fromm
Vicki Hill
Moneta Group Charitable Foundation
Sheratons of Westport Plaza
Carin Shulusky
Mary Steinau
Mary Strauss
Stephanie Valleroy
Lynn Yaeger

Bronze Sponsors
Mary Jo Blankemeyer
Susan Ludeman
Joyce Snyder
Judy Toombs
Jane Vickrey
Laurie Williams

Abby Keough Custom Creations
handcrafted jewelry

original paintings

Betty’s Jewelry
high quality fashion jewelry

Collections by Joya
artisan crafted jewelry and accessories

Flying Monkeys Studio!
handcrafted items

Gifts and More
gift items

Gina’s Graphics
personalized items

Great Knots
bow ties and cummerbunds

Hats by DI-Anne
one-of-a-kind custom-designed hats

Jelly Girl
skirts, blankets, throws, candles

LHM Creative Design
embellished silverware, jewelry, and cuff links

Linda’s Line
vintage small handbags

Loose Ends Jewelry
custom designed and handcrafted jewelry

Lux & Nyx
jetsetter luxury bags

Notes of Spice
specialty seasonings, organic spices, natural sea salts

Nothing Bundt Cakes
bundt cakes

Orli’s Boutique
women’s clothing and accessories

The Bag Lady
designer-inspired handbags and accessories

The Cocoa Exchange
Dove/Mars chocolates, seasoning and sauces

2019 Fashion Show Models
Don Bohannon
Karin Bentele
David Diener
Elrya Figuero
Jan Goodman
Kathy Holman
Nan Murch
Lorie Schwartz
Jessica Tilghman
Ann Travers

Jeanine Aubuchon
Debbie Bentele
Diane Buhr Engelsmann
Mary Beth Daniels
Jennifer Hojnacki
Kathy Holman
Dana Huxley
Margaret Louvier
Mary Steinau
Judy Toombs
Stephanie Valleroy
Jane Vickrey
Laurie Williams
Jane Wright