Lori Wooten Nominated for “Giving Thanks in 2017 Volunteer List” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

This post was written by springfieldauthor on November 24th, 2017

Giving thanks in 2017: Lori Wooten

Lori retired from the St. Charles School District in 2014 and was immediately asked by our superintendent to spearhead the fundraising efforts for a program we partnered with, Care to Learn. Care to Learn provides immediate funding to meet emergent needs in the areas of health, hunger and hygiene so every student can be successful in school. Care to Learn-St. Charles would not be anywhere near successful without Lori’s brains, drive, compassion, ferocious personality and overall heart. Lori’s efforts have contributed to raising over $143,000 over the last three years resulting in helping St. Charles School District students nearly 9,000 times. This past gala held at Ameristar on Oct. 28 was our most successful event to date bringing in over $20,000 more than the previous year. Every dollar made goes directly back to our students. Lori is the heart of Care To Learn-St. Charles and without her, our students would not be as successful. She is a servant, a staple within the St. Charles community, and has a heart of gold.

—Nominated by Ellen Heitzig



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