The Shine the Light Jubilee unites our constituents, community partners, civic and corporate leaders to celebrate the accomplishments of our first 50 years and set the stage for our next 50 years. Together, we will transform the future for people with disabilities and, in doing so, make St. Louis an even better place to live, learn, grow, and serve for future generations!

The 2021 Shine the Light REDO Jubilee takes place at the Ritz Carlton in Clayton, Mo. on Friday, September 24th, 2021.

Cocktail hour: 6:00 pm, Dinner: 7:00 pm, Program: 8:00 pm, After party: 9:00 pm

Celebrate our 50th anniversary Jubilee with lots of surprises. Join us by becoming a sponsor or purchasing tickets below.

Virtual Program – If you would like to attend our event virtually, please contact Anna Corbitt ( or 314-289-4214). She will send detailed instructions prior to the event along with a link to log in to the Zoom event.

Live Auction Preview

The Ultimate Dinner for Six
If your language of love is a glass of fine wine, the laughter of good company, and the tantalizing aroma of decadent food prepared to perfection by St. Louis’s top chefs, we have you covered! Executive Chef Brian Bernstein, formally of Algonquin Golf Club, and Executive Chef Scott Scheible of the Bogey Club will graciously prepare a six-course gourmet dinner for six accompanied by the perfect wine bouquet in the comfort of your home. The time and date must be agreed upon by all parties. The value of this experience is priceless and made possible by Jo Lynn and Warren Winer and Chef Bernstein and Chef Scheible.

The Great Escape to the Fabulous Fox
Imagine packing a bag and escaping the stress of work and life at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. You are greeted with a wine basket and your only obligation is relaxation. You wake to the convenience of breakfast in-house and then the real excitement begins—the opportunity to experience the revolutionary musical Hamilton at the Fabulous Fox Theatre! This phenomenal experience also includes Sunday matinee Fox Club seats and reserved parking for Pretty Woman: The Musical, Cats, The Prom, Mean Girls, and My Fair Lady. This experience is valued at over $2,700 and donated by Emily Schumacher and The Ritz Carlton, St. Louis.

Are You Ready for an Ozark Road Trip?*
If you are looking for a long weekend getaway with old friends or an exciting family adventure, we have a four-bedroom rustic cabin located in the beautiful Stonebridge Resort at Table Rock Lake. During your three-night and four-day stay, take a short drive to Indian Point Marina, where you can rent a boat, or take a trip to Silver Dollar City. We have also included two Regions Bank cruiser bikes with helmets for you to enjoy the scenic trails, and a basket of booze to kick back and relax. This getaway is valued at $1,400-$2,200, depending on the season, and is made possible by Tom Borcherding, Jan Clarke and Regions Bank.
*The cabin is a private donation and has a 2-step entry.

An Exclusive Mexico Resort Awaits You
Enjoy seven nights and eight days at the AAA-Four Diamond Grand Mayan in Los Cabos, Riviera Maya, Nuevo Vallarta, Puerto Penasco or Acapulco. Surround yourself with the ultimate in splendor. Captivating settings on exclusive beaches, superlative service, world-class restaurants, and championship golf and tennis. Voted the best resorts in Latin America. This trip accommodates two adults and two children under the age of twelve. This generous gift is valued at $4,500 and donated by Raising Paddles Fundraising Auctioneers.

Golden Ticket

New this year! The Golden Ticket is a Raffle Game where the winner gets to pick ANY of the Live Auction Packages as the prize.

Guests purchase a golden ticket for $100. There are 100 tickets for sale at $100 each, and attendees can buy as many tickets as they like until the winner is drawn at the very top of the Live Auction. Whoever wins gets first dibs on ANY of the amazing Live Auction packages. Any of them!

Paddle Drop

Now it’s time to try your luck! For only $150 YOU and a friend have a chance to enjoy a fabulous vacation in Hawaii!! Our 50th state gives you the chance to surf big waves, relax on picturesque beaches, snorkel with exotic fish, and luxuriate on some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. This trip is for 6 days and 5 nights (no major holidays or special events.) You will have 7 days to activate and 2 years to travel. Thanks to Kat the Travel Guru for this trip!

Fund a Need Preview

  1. $5,000 – seven annual scholarships to the Orthwein Center
  2. $2,600 – provides education, peer support, and immersive experiences to support 4 youth to transition successfully to adulthood.
  3. $1,100 for 12 people to advocate with legislators in Jefferson City.
  4. $500 – find needed peer support
  5. $250 – provide on-the-job support for 2 hours

Want to get a head start on your donation? Fund a Need now.


The Sponsorship Levels for the 2021 Shine the Light REDO Jubilee are:

  • Torch $10,000
  • Glow $5,000
  • Spark $2,500
  • Twinkle $1,500

Individual tickets are $150. For more information, including sponsorship benefits, please download our flyer. We hope to see you on Friday, September 24!

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!

COVID-19 Precautions

We strongly encourage all guests to be COVID-19 vaccinated.  We will offer a virtual option but hope you can join us in person.

Paraquad is actively monitoring the incidence of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVD-19) in our region. At this time, our upcoming Shine the Light Jubilee will take place as planned on September 24, 2021. Paraquad is following guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding large gatherings, including CDC recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19.

If you are sick or feel you are getting sick, we ask that you please stay home.  Currently, older adults and persons with underlying health conditions are considered to be at an increased risk of severe illness complications from COVID-19. Examples of underlying health conditions include health disease, lung disease, diabetes, people with weakened immune systems, and people who are pregnant. The CDC recommends that people in high-risk groups consult with their healthcare provider about attending any large gathering.

If you do choose to attend Shine the Light, please keep in mind the CDC recommendations on how to keep yourself and others healthy:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

As the situation evolves, so will our approach to keeping you safe.  We thank you for our patience and flexibility. Please check with us for updates.