Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Joe's St. Louis: Hibernians Name Collector Daly as Civic Leader of Year

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Joe's St. Louis: Hibernians Name Collector Daly as Civic Leader of Year

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WEARING THE GREEN - Seven STLers will be picking up honors next month from the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

The Irish fraternal organization will wax eloquent about St. Louis Collector of Revenue Gregory F.X. Daly, who has been named its 2019 civic leader of the year.

Also picking up honors will be former St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch, who has been named the grand marshal for the order's annual St. Patrick's Day parade, and 2019 labor leader of the year, Frank Jacobs, business manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1.

The event -- officially the "Judge James Dailey Wahl Memorial Hoses, Handcuffs and Hardhats" to honor the group's longtime leader who died in 2016 -- also highlights notable work from police and firefighters.

This year at the dinner, awards will go to: Arnold Police Officer Ryan O'Connor, who was shot in the line of duty in 2017; St. Louis assistant chief and Lt. Col. Lawrence O'Toole; St. Louis County firefighter Sean Murray; and St. Louis firefighter and Deputy Chief Ken Smith.

The soiree will be March 7 at the Sheet Metal Workers Hall, 2319 Chouteau Avenue. Doors open at 6 p.m. A $25 donation is suggested.

For information, go to www.stlhibernians.com or call Zach Lange at 314-660-9404.

GETTING THE GREEN - Jazz St. Louis is playing an uptempo number, now that it has secured a $350,000 charitable grant.

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation named the local music mentors as one of 13 arts organizations in the U.S. -- and the only one in the Midwest -- that will receive a leadership grant.

Founded in 1995, Jazz St. Louis presents concerts and fosters jazz appreciation through educational and outreach programs.

Gene Dobbs Bradford, president and chief executive officer of Jazz St. Louis, said the grant would allow the group to "meet the challenges we have, like most of our (nonprofit) colleagues, to grow both our contributed and earn profits. …

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