12/29/11 – Community Living, Inc. to host 12th annual Legacy Ball

ST. LOUIS, MO., Dec. 29, 2011… Community Living, Inc. (CLI) will once again pay tribute to St. Charles residents whose service to people with disabilities has created a lasting legacy, as it hosts its 12th annual Legacy Ball on January 28 at the Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters, MO. The elegant evening kicks off at 6 p.m., and will feature oral and silent auctions, dinner, live music from the band Wyld Stallyn and the presentation of the Community Living Legacy and Community Volunteer of the Year awards. Proceeds from the Legacy Ball, which is one of St. Charles County’s premier gala events, benefit the 800-plus individuals with disabilities and their families that are served by CLI.

Denise Liebel, president and CEO of United Services Early Childhood Center, a St. Peters-based organization that provides educational services for children of various abilities, will receive the 12th annual Community Living Legacy Award based on her continued outstanding service to individuals with disabilities and the community as a whole. Liebel joined United Services this fall after serving as the Executive Director of the Community Council of St. Charles County for nearly seven years.

During the gala, CLI will also present its new Community Volunteer of the Year Award to Jack Borgmeyer, managing partner of Grappa Grill in St. Charles and president of the Pasta Grill Corporation. Borgmeyer is being recognized for his ongoing volunteer service with CLI and other local organizations, and for the role that his volunteer efforts have played in making St. Charles County a better place to live. In addition to his work with CLI, the lifelong St. Charles County resident is the co-founder, treasurer and secretary of the St. Charles Goodfellas, and contributes his time to a variety of other non-profits and business and civic organizations.

“The Legacy Ball is always one of our most anticipated events of the year, and we look forward to the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the incredible contributions of Denise Liebel and Jack Borgmeyer,” said Barb Griffith, President andCEOof Community Living, Inc. “This event also plays a very important role in generating critical funding to help our organization continue its work to enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities in St. Charles County. We invite and encourage members of the community to come out and enjoy an elegant night out for a good cause.”

Tickets for the ball are available through Jan. 13 by calling (636) 970-2800. Single seats are $100 each, while tables of 10 can be purchased for $1,000. A number of sponsorship and advertising opportunities are also available. For information on tickets, sponsorships, and other general event details, visit www.cliservices.org.

About Community Living Inc.

Enriching the lives of people with disabilities.  This mission has guided Community Living to be a premier provider of programs and services for people with disabilities in St. Charles County. Family Support Services merged with Community Living in 2010, and now the agency’s mission and programs reach over 800 individuals and their families. From children to seniors, Community Living provides people with disabilities the opportunity to learn, live, grow, and play in the community, which makes the community inclusive, diverse and a better place to live. For more information about Community Living, visit www.cliservices.org

For more information, contact:

Shelene Treptow, The Hauser Group, (314) 436-9090

Barbara James, Community Living, Inc., (636) 970-2800