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April 2017 

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INNOVATIVE ALUMNUS


JIM MCKELVEY ON LADUE SCHOOLS


"Ladue taught me how to learn," says Jim McKelvey, LHWHS class of 1983 and an inventor, serial entrepreneur, pilot, artist and author.  "It was at Ladue that I got the skills to acquire the knowledge I needed."

While best known for co-founding the mobile payments company Square, Jim is also a master glass artist and author, having written the world’s most widely read text on the subject, The Art of Fire. He is the founder of Third Degree Glass Factory, one of the nation’s main centers of glass blowing arts, and several other companies. His designs have been featured in both the Smithsonian and the Museum of Modern Art.

Jim's combination of entrepreneurship and creativity makes him an ideal fit for the Ladue Education Foundation's spring fundraiser on April 28, "Innovation Celebration." In a conversation with Ladue Horton Watkins High School teacher Hannah Behr, Jim will discuss his experience at Ladue Schools and the work he is doing to help bring innovation to St. Louis. (READ MORE…)

TICKETS AVAILABLE


INNOVATION CELEBRATION APRIL 28

There's an all-new look for our spring event! Join us on Friday, April 28 at the Danforth Center for a sit-down dinner by Butler's Pantry, uninterrupted open bar, and a brief program featuring Jim McKelvey.

Friday, April 28, 2017 from 7 – 11 p.m.
*Doors open at 7, dinner at 8:30

FEATURING:

  • Innovation Corridor, Highlighting Student and Community Innovations
  • Hands-on, Interactive Innovation Stations
  • Live Auction and Entertainment


SPECIAL THANKS:
To the Gorski Family for their Seed Investor sponsorship.

PURCHASE TICKETS
(Registration deadline April 18)

GRADUATION GIFTS

COMMEMORATIVE BRICKS

As a part of the high school renovation, inscribed bricks will be placed at the beautiful new south entrance to LHWHS. Commemorative bricks make a great gift for graduation from LHWHS or LMS! Funds go toward LEF’s capital campaign for the high school.

Francesca Di Cera was the winner of a commemorative brick in a drawing conducted for the class of 2017. The brick was donated by an anonymous donor. 

If you'd like to purchase a brick in honor of graduation or for any other special gift, you can see sample inscriptions, brick sizes and prices on our website. LEARN MORE...
 


AUTHOR INSIGHTS


HOW TO RAISE AN ADULT

Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult, will speak at John Burroughs School April 25, 2017, 7-8:30 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by JBS, Priory, Whitfield, and Ladue (LEF, LHWHSPA & LMSPA). Tickets are free, but are limited to middle and high school parents (due to capacity). RSVP to pgersh@jburroughs.org.

In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large.  Read more...

The Ladue Education Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that
enables individuals and organizations to support student achievement
in the Ladue School District through tax-deductible donations.

Copyright © 2017 Ladue Education Foundation, All rights reserved.


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