Many thanks to the nearly 1,200 people who joined us for the 2016 Hat Luncheon! Save the date for the 2017 Hat Luncheon on Thursday, June 8.

Presented by the Women's Committee of Forest Park Forever and co-chairs Susan Stith & Sara Wade

Our popular annual Hat Luncheon drew record crowds on Thursday, June 9, and helped raise vital funds for Forest Park improvements and maintenance. The event was emceed by KMOX's Carol Daniel and co-chaired by Susan Stith and Sara Wade of Express Scripts. 

This year’s Hat Contest was judged by an esteemed group of stylish St. Louisans, including Debra Bass, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch &; Jill Firns, Blogger & Freelance Fashion Writer; Micaela Hasenmueller, ALIVE Magazine; Jennifer Ingram, Washington University Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts; Linda Kuenzie, Macy's - West County; Chajuana Trawick, Lindenwood University; Monica Tyson, Clare's of Clayton Salon; and Pat Whitaker, Saint Louis Fashion Fund.

The winners were:

  • Romantic: Rochelle Jones, Eva Fraser and Seqwana Pryor
  • Whimsical: Anna Leavey, Julia Crump and Jeannette Harris
  • Vintage: Latanya Reeves, Kathy Dabrowski and Barb Valentine
  • Couture: Chelsey Oliver, Leisa Zigman and Mia Malcom
  • Fascinator: Nan Murch, Debby Gray and Penny Ledet
  • Best Male Hat: Everett Dietle
  • Best in Show: Dawn Baker
  • Best Table Theme: Purina

For photographs, visit our Facebook gallery from the event or coverage from the St. Louis Business Journal, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Ladue News, KMOX and Town & Style

Thank you, 2016 Hat Luncheon sponsors!

Park Partners

  • Saint Louis Zoo
  • Saint Louis Art Museum
  • Missouri Historical Society
  • Saint Louis Science Center
  • The Muny


  • Afroworld International
  • Contemporary Productions
  • The Designing Block
  • Greg Hayes, St. Louis City Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry
  • Major Brands, Inc.
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Anabeth Weil & The Flora Conservancy

Media Sponsors

  • KMOX
  • St. Louis American
  • St. Louis Business Journal
  • St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles


  • Edward Jones
  • Express Scripts
  • Emerson
  • Stifel 


  • Crawford Taylor Foundation
  • Enterprise Holdings Foundation
  • Monsanto Fund
  • Wells Fargo Advisors


  • Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
  • Ameren Corporation
  • Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Jones
  • Spire
  • World Wide Technology, Inc. 


  • BJC Healthcare
  • Commerce Bank
  • Mr. & Mrs. Steven L. Finerty
  • Mr. Paul A. Higgins
  • Northern Trust
  • Purina
  • Barbara B. Taylor 


  • Asset Consulting Group
  • AT&T
  • BKD
  • BSI Constructors
  • Daniel & Henry Co.
  • Alison & John Ferring
  • FleishmanHillard
  • Ambassador & Mrs. Sam Fox
  • Michael & Deidre Gray
  • Graybar
  • Hogan Truck Leasing, Inc.
  • J.W. Terrill
  • The Koman Group
  • Koplar Properties
  • Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Kranzberg
  • Mercy
  • Midland States Bank
  • PNC
  • Saint Louis University
  • St. Louis Community College
  • The Private Bank
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Webster University

Sponsorship as of June 9, 2016

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