St. Louis, June 22, 2018: Technology Partners, a nationally certified women-owned IT solutions and staffing agency teamed up with longtime client Monsanto for this year’s Step Up for Down Syndrome event held on June 3, 2018 in Forest Park. With over 2,000 walkers and over $200,000 raised, Step Up for Down Syndrome is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis (DSAGSL).
“As parents of a daughter with Down syndrome, we know first-hand how overwhelming the questions can be throughout the various stages of development. The DSAGSL plays a critical and important role in the community by offering programming including new family support, therapy, recreational camps, skill building workshops, conferences, and an inclusive employment initiative that helps young adults with Down syndrome transition into the workforce. We believe that the DSAGSL is an incredible gift to our city and we loved the opportunity to support the cause. Partnering with our client, Monsanto, was icing on the cake!
– Lisa Nichols, CEO, Technology Partners, Inc.
“Corporate partners are so vital to the success of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis (DSAGSL). Our friends in the business community not only help our programs grow through generous financial support and volunteerism, but they are also essential to helping the DSAGSL raise awareness about the amazing lives of people with Down syndrome. Our corporate partners are our champions in the business world, and use their visibility to shine an light on the work that we do and the amazing people we serve. We would not be where we are today without the friendship and cooperation of our generous corporate partners!
– Erin Suelmann, Executive Director, DSAGSL
“The Monsanto Access Network and Monsanto Family Network were proud to be a Big Step Sponsor of this event. It was also rewarding to partner with one of Monsanto’s largest diverse suppliers, Technology Partners, for such an impactful event to benefit people with Down Syndrome in our community.
– Brenda Cockrell, Supplier Diversity & Procurement Sustainability Lead, MONSANTO Company Global
Step Up for Down Syndrome’s generous sponsors of this year’s event included, but are not limited to, Lathrop & Gage, LLP, Great Southern Bank, Hager Companies, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Mercy Kids, and Lusso as well as Monsanto and Technology Partners, Inc.
The DSAGSL is the only area agency that benefits the lives of individuals with Down syndrome of all ages through individual and family support, education, public awareness and advocacy. There are more than 1,800 children and adults with Down syndrome in Greater St. Louis. Proceeds of the Step Up event go to supporting programming such as new family support, therapy, recreational camps, skill building workshops, conferences, and an inclusive employment initiative.
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