2017 Celebrating Success Fashion Show


Fashion Show & Luncheon  |  May 7  |  Noon |  The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis

Lift For Life Academy’s 7th Annual Celebrating Success Fashion Show is set for Sunday, May 7, at noon at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. The fashion show is a fundraiser to benefit the students at Lift for Life Academy, St. Louis’ first independent charter school. Students from the school’s Fashion Design class will have the unique opportunity to showcase their runway-ready designs at this lunch event.

What Can You Expect?

This inspirational afternoon of fashion, fun and philanthropy celebrates and supports the students at Lift For Life Academy. Following cocktail hour, enjoy a catered lunch and a one-of-a-kind fashion show featuring original designs by the LFLA fashion design students. Meanwhile, you’ll have the opportunity bid on many exciting auction items in a silent auction and meet the student designers and models.

How Does Your Support Help?

With the funds generated from your support, we will be able to continue providing college and career-focused educational experiences for 6th-12th grade students in the city of St. Louis. In 2016, over 98% of our current seniors graduated, and many of these graduates were accepted into colleges, universities and/or military.

We are rewriting the future of St. Louis’ youth, and your generous support is allowing us to reach even more young lives every day.

Preview The Silent Auction and Bid Today

Custom-made jackets, fabulous dining experiences and statement art pieces are just a few of the things you will find in this year’s fabulous selection of silent auction items.
Beat the rush of bidding at the event by beginning to bid online!


Win a Week’s Stay in the Heart of Paris!

Leading up to the 7th Annual Celebrating Success Fashion Show, we are selling raffle tickets to an exclusive drawing for a 7-Nights Stay in a 2-Bedroom, 1-Bath apartment in Paris, booked from a mutually-agreeable Saturday to the next Sunday.

We will only be selling 100 tickets to this exclusive drawing, so you will have a great chance of winning these wonderful accommodations, located steps away from the Notre Dame Square, which is geographically considered the exact center (or heart) of Paris.

You can read more about the apartment HERE.

Purchase your tickets online today before all 100 tickets are sold, and a winner will be announced at the Fashion Show on May 7.

Support our students accomplishments by giving back with a chance to celebrate their achievements in one of the fashion capitals of the world!

# of Raffle Tickets

(participants need not be in attendance to receive the week’s stay in Paris ** All proceeds from this drawing benefit Lift For Life Academy. Ticket purchases in this drawing are greatly appreciated though not tax-deductible.  Please consult your tax advisor. )

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor or Donating an Auction Item?

Individual and corporate sponsorships help bring this event to life each year. If you would like to help our students by becoming a sponsor of the 7th Annual Celebrating Success Fashion Show or donating an auction item, CLICK HERE to check out our sponsorship opportunities.

If you are interested in sponsorship or making a donation, please fill out this form we will be in contact with you within one business week to discuss details and process your payment. Thank you for supporting LFLA students!

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How Can You Get Tickets?

A single ticket is $125. A reservation for a table of 10 is $1,250.

If you would like to secure your place as an attendee or sponsor of the 2017 Celebrating Success Fashion Show, please fill out the form below. You will be contacted within one business week to process your payment and discuss other applicable details. Thank you for your investment in our students’ futures!


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If you’d prefer to immediately secure your spot at the show, contact Karen Klaus at KKlaus@liftforlifeacademy.org or 314.231.2337 ext. 218.

Honorary Chair

Marylen Mann


Alison Ferring & Susan Sherman

Photos of Last Year’s Show

Want to relive the 2016 Fashion Show experience? Check out the photo gallery, captured by photographer Sara Levin.


Click Here to see a photo gallery of last year’s event!

A Glimpse At The LFLA Fashion Program