20th Birthday Bash

April 29, 2023 at the Four Seasons

A party 20 years in the making

Join us April 29, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons in Saint Louis, Missouri

to celebrate the barriers we've broken and help us create a world where disabled people thrive!

Online ticket sales are closed.

If you missed that opportunity, but would like to attend, please contact Tom Giles at (314) 860-3073 or tgiles@starkloff.org. 

You can also celebrate by giving a special birthday gift!

20 years of transforming lives ...and we're just getting started.

Gina Hilberry photo

Gina Hilberry, AIA


with the Max J. Starkloff Lifetime Achievement Award for her global changemaking in Universal Design


 HonoringCentene Corporation

Centene Corporation


as a Champion of Inclusion for their longtime commitment to inclusive hiring


 StarringJustin Kauflin photo

The Justin Kauflin Trio


Straight ahead jazz featuring Billy Williams on drums, and Christopher Smith on bass. Mentored by legends Quincy Jones and Clark Terry, Justin discovered a love of jazz after becoming blind in childhood.


 StarringHolly Connor photo

Holly Connor


SDI Dream Big student and high school senior heading to an opera career will lead the birthday song


Katie and Charlie** Claggett
Steve Degnan*
Dave* and Angela Baker
Lori and Dave Becker
David Blanton, III*
Robert Butler and Susan Brown
November* and Mike Champion
Brian Chao
Richard and Diane Buhr Engelsmann
Kevin Erbs*
Harriet Felman*

*Members of the Board of Directors

Jaqueline Jefferson*
Kara Kopplin* and Tony Krawat
Steffani and Lanny Lautenschlager
Kathy Lovell*
Maggie Mahoney
Gail and Dan Nielsen*
Bryan Parrish*
Michael Reese* and Glen Zahn
Adewalé Soluade
Luke Terrell and Andrea Schmid
Josephine and Richard Weil

**Members of the Gold Star Board

Individual Tickets $225

Birthday Wishes $665
Two (2) tickets and listed in program

Birthday Patrons $1,105
Two (2) tickets, listed in program, NAP Tax Credit eligible

Table of Ten $2,250

Online ticket sales are closed.

If you missed that opportunity, but would like to attend, please contact Tom Giles at (314) 860-3073 or tgiles@starkloff.org. 

Please contact Maggie Mahoney at 314-860-3074 or mmahoney@starkloff.org if you prefer to be invoiced or pay by check
or for additional opportunities to sponsor this event.

If you would like to make a night of it after the birthday candles are blown out, you can book a room at the Four Seasons at a reduced rate through our event link. Please note, there are a limited number of rooms that are available and you must use the event link to receive the special rate (click here).


Because we are dedicated to full inclusion for people with all kinds of disabilities, we are excited to offer a gluten-free dining experience!

Baby Gem Salad
with Shaved Red Onion, Sweet Peppers, Kalamata Olive, Herbs, Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette

Tuscan Marinated Chicken with Thyme Jus
Goat Cheese Polenta, Grilled Broccolini with Chili and Lemon
Eggplant Lasagna (*not gluten-free)
Tomato Coulis, Basil, Smoked Mozzarella

House Made Dinner Rolls (*not gluten-free)

Chocolate Cremeux with Raspberry

Cocktail Attire    •    Complimentary Valet Parking Provided

Thank you to our sponsors investing in disability inclusion:

Birthday Celebration - Josephine and Richard Weil. Birthday Cake - Centene Corporation and Nestle Purina DEI. Birthday Toast - Enterprise Holdings, Mackey Mitchell Architects, Regions. Birthday Balloons - Ameren, Compass Design Build, Let’s Build Hope, Permobil Foundation, PGAV, St. Louis Community College. Birthday Wishes - Robert Butler and Susan Brown, Meredith and Steve Friedman, Christopher Gaines, Greater St. Louis Inc., Metropolitan Design Build, Wipfli

Online ticket sales are closed.

If you missed that opportunity, but would like to attend, please contact Tom Giles at (314) 860-3073 or tgiles@starkloff.org. 

20 Years of Impact

Since our founding in 2003, SDI has worked to break down society’s barriers and build a more inclusive community. Early on, we identified employment as the key to full inclusion for people with disabilities. A job brings dignity, economic opportunity, and connection.

Today, the Starkloff Disability Institute is recognized as the Workforce, Workplace Disability Advisor. Born out of the disability rights movement, Starkloff works to help disabled people thrive by acting on both sides of the problem:

Empowering Candidates: Our candidate programs empower people with disabilities to take control of their careers and succeed in competitive professions. Through a range of programs targeting youth, college students, and adults, Starkloff teaches people with disabilities to step into their power as disabled professionals and equips them with the tools to thrive in the workplace.

Improving Systems: Through corporate partnerships, community outreach, conferences, media, and more, Starkloff dispels myths and helps companies implement inclusive hiring and customer service practices. We use many approaches to teach people how common disability is, that it isn’t something to fear or be uncomfortable with, and how they can be more welcoming.

Working at the micro and macro levels, Starkloff is changing hearts and minds and building a community where disabled people can thrive.

For more information contact: Maggie Mahoney, Director of Development, at (314) 860-3074 or mmahoney@starkloff.org


The Starkloff Disability Institute is a St. Louis-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit building inclusion where we live, learn, work, and play through disability-led programs that advance economic opportunity and transform lives.

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