The St. Louis Italian Open was honored as Outstanding Philanthropic Organization of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. This award was presented to a foundation or organization that has demonstrated outstanding commitment through financial support and through the encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and national, international, or community involvement.
The Italian Open was nominated for this award by two charities who are beneficiaries of the organization, Ronald McDonald House STL and Whole Kids Outreach.
Several Board Members represented the IO and were presented with this honorable award on November 10, 2016 at the 36th Annual Awards Luncheon hosted by AFP St. Louis Regional Chapter.
On behalf of the Italian Open Board of Directors–Thank you to the AFP for this honorable recognition. We aim to continue our mission and give generously to the children’s charities of the St. Louis Community.