On Sept. 17, the Wings of Hope hangar filled with some 250 guests who enjoyed tastings from 20 restaurants, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, music by DJ Carlos Suarez and a special performance by Beyond Measure Dance.
Taste of Hope, put on by the Young Ambassadors of Wings of Hope, raised more than $33,000 to support Wings of Hope’s Global Humanitarian Network, which uses aviation to connect people at the organization’s field sites around the world with lifesaving medical care.
“Taste of Hope is a truly unique opportunity to bring together the local community — and a terrific lineup of restaurants — in support of global programs that enact Wings of Hope’s mission to change and save lives through the power of aviation,” said Young Ambassadors President Brad Rafferty.
Wings of Hope is grateful to all participating vendors who donated food and staff to support the event: Good News Brewing Company, Confluence Kombucha, Starbucks, Diego’s Cantina, Thai 202, Cookies by Design, Westchester, Kim’s Bakery, The Greek Kitchen, El Burro Loco, Smoothie King, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Viviano’s, The Donut Stop, Vito’s, Pappy’s Smokehouse, Mission Taco Joint, Balkan Treat Box, Three Kings Public House and Salt + Smoke.
Many thanks also to presenting sponsor, Dierbergs, and all event sponsors: Aero Charter, American Piping, Drury Hotels, Arco Construction, Keystone Construction Co., St. Luke’s Hospital, Slalom, The Staenberg Group, James Koman of Koman Properties, The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, David and Susan Harrison and West Star Aviation.