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Empowering Unique Learners

Minds in Bloom Spring Soirée

Minds in Bloom Spring Soirée is SOLD OUT!

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
975 N Warson Rd, Olivette, MO 63132

 6:00 PM – 10:00PM  

Our MC for the evening will be Rene Knott!

Step into spring with a purpose at Miriam School and Learning Center's Inaugural Minds in Bloom Spring Soirée! Join us for an evening dedicated to championing unique learners, including those with learning differences, ADHD, autism, anxiety, and sensory differences.

Flaunt your floral in appropriate themed cocktail attire and suites! Show off your best blooms when you join us in a night filled with beauty, elegance, and the spirit of giving.

What to Expect

Ample parking is available! Please follow the event signage from either the Olive Street OR Warson Road entrances.

Doors will open at 6pm. Check in at registration to receive your bid paddle and program.  Be sure to stop and have your photo taken on the way to the Cafe for beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and raffles. Listen for the chimes, as that will signal it is time to adjourn to the Atrium for dinner and the program.  

Preview of Live Auction Items

The excitement is building for the Live Auction! Whether you fancy sporting events like the Cardinals or the City SC OR prefer to travel (Belize perhaps?), there is a bit of something for everyone!  Click below to explore the full listing offerings.

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Grant a Teacher Wish

A fantastic opportunity to grant a wish of a teacher! Your generosity will directly impact the education landscape throughout Miriam School.  Wishes are available for purchase NOW – go to the online bidding page to check them out!

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Prepare for some thrilling raffle opportunities during the cocktail hour! Take a chance at the Wine Pull or purchase a Golden Ticket!


Fund the Future: Transforming Lives Through Education

At the heart of the Minds in Bloom Spring Soirée lies the opportunity to make a profound impact on a child's future. Through the 'Fund the Future' initiative, we will come together as a community to provide life-changing educational opportunities for deserving students at Miriam School and Learning Center. Your generous contributions directly support scholarships, ensuring that every child has access to the specialized education they need to thrive. Together, we can nurture dreams, open doors, and empower children to reach their full potential, creating a brighter future for us all.

We at Miriam can hardly contain the building excitement to welcome you to the Minds in Bloom Spring Soirée!  Your presence will undoubtedly contribute to the success of this event, and we are grateful for your support.


Honorary Chairs:

Sam & Susie Luten

Miriam Lifetime Achievement Award:

Larry Langsam

The Legacy of Giving Award:

Tim & Sherry Giddens with Jill Giddens Memorial Scholarship Fund

Fannie Landau Award for Volunteerism

Stephanie DePlanty

The Visionary Leadership Award

Andy Thorp

Minds in Bloom Sponsors

Be sure to thank our sponsors for their dedication to empowering unique learners.


Seedling Supporter Sponsor

The Beal Family Foundation

Sprout Patron Sponsors


Sandon & Karen Wool

Marigold Moments Video Sponsor

Petals & Pours Bar Sponsor

Garden Green Carpet Sponsor

Judi Scissors

Blooms & Bows Décor Sponsor

Nikki & Monzell Scott
Jeff & Linda Kintz

Forget-Me-Not Signature Drink Sponsors

Steven & Karla Rosenblum
Carol & Ed Cohen


Mark & Karen Teitelbaum
Adam's Gate Consulting

Floral Frames Photobooth Sponsor

Cindy & Steve Frank
The Welge Family
        Jessie B.'s Academy - 
        Enrichment Beyond the Classroom.