Virtual Dancing with the St. Louis Stars Event Raises Over $710,000 for Independence Center

(ST. LOUIS – January 29, 2021) Nearly two dozen St. Louis business leaders and their supporters joined together to raise more than $710,000 to support Independence Center’s mission of restoring the lives of those suffering from mental illness.

The funds were raised through Independence Center’s annual Dancing with the St. Louis Stars competition, which is the nonprofit’s largest annual fundraiser. This year, to celebrate 40 years of serving the St. Louis community, Independence Center hosted a special virtual version of the event and brought back 23 of the former dancers and top St. Louis executives who have competed in years past. Based on online voting and fundraising efforts, Jim Brennan of McKelvey Homes was crowned the “Champion of Champions” for the event, raising over $130,000 in donations.

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