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Welcome New and Returning Clients

Campbell House MuseumLindenwood University
Nine Network of Public MediaBlackburn College  Associated Colleges of Illinois Operation Food Search
 Coles County Council on Aging New City SchoolState Historical Society of Missouri

* Click the images above to learn more about these organizations and their exciting projects!


Latest Client News

Shriners Opens New St. Louis Hospital

Shriners New Hospital

Shriners Hospitals for Children has opened their new facility in the Central West End! Specializing in orthopedic care, the 12-bed hospital includes surgery, diagnostic, imaging, physical/occupational therapy, and prosthetic services. Much of the third floor is dedicated to research focused on regenerative medicine.

Since most patients travel long distances to receive care at Shriners, the hospital includes family quarters for parents’ overnight stays if they cannot afford a hotel stay. The child-friendly interiors are brightly colored with interactive elements where children can play and connect with each other. This $50 million, 90,000-square-foot hospital will replace the Shriners hospital in Frontenac and is the Shriners’ third in the St. Louis area. Congratulations! 

To view a slideshow of images from the new facility and learn more, click here.

St. Louis Public Library Featured in Short Film

Check out St. Louis-based company Once Films' stunning video promoting the re-imagining and grand reopening of the St. Louis Public Library. This documentary-style film premiered at the Library's grand opening gala and now lives online as a web-based brand film for all to see. Holmes, Radford & Avalon is proud to have played an integral role in the groundbreaking capital campaign project to restore and reinvigorate this iconic St. Louis institution.


Peter and Paul Community Services: Apartments Offer Shelter for Chronically Homeless in St. Louis

Curesa Atkins, 42, at the new Garfield Commons

More than a month after moving in, Curesa Atkins said she still gets choked up when she opens the front door to her new apartment.

Tall windows offer a third-floor view of the Benton Park West neighborhood that Atkins recently would have seen from the other side of the glass. “It took a while for me to call it home,” said Atkins, 42, who grew up in north St. Louis County. “I kept waiting for somebody to tell me to leave.”

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Peter and Paul Community Services: 
Garfield Commons to Open This Week! 

Peter and Paul Community Services: Garfield Commons Open House

Peter and Paul have at last completed their renovation of the Garfield School in St. Louis to create a new homeless facility with the capability to provide 25 apartments for single homeless adults and assist 40 homeless and HIV-positive people annually.

Staff have moved into the new offices and tenant applications are being reviewed and leases signed as future residents anxiously await their new home and a chance for independent living in this “safe-haven.”

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Jazz St. Louis Debuts New Jazz Center

Jazz at the Bistro Artist's Rendering Jazz St. Louis - the Bistro

The Bistro at Grand Center has completed a $10 million renovation and expansion under the guidance of Jazz St. Louis Executive Director Gene Dobbs Bradford and HRA Vice President Dan Reynolds. The new facility, which opened in early October, has been named the Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz and includes an education center with two rehearsal rooms for jazz youth programs and practice rooms where students can take lessons. The space also has a recording studio and a resource center.


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Woodhaven Awarded $100,000 Challenge Grant from Mabee Foundation

AGE-IN-PLACE APARTMENTSHEALTH SERVICES AND TRAINING BUILDINGWoodhaven, publicly launched its $1.9 million “Building on Our Strengths” capital campaign on recently, and has been awarded a $100,000 Challenge Grant from the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Woodhaven, Columbia, Missouri, works to help adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities succeed in the community’s in which they live by giving them the opportunity to do things for themselves, while maintaining a safe environment where they can thrive.

The “Building on Our Strengths” capital campaign aims to raise funds for two new buildings, an Age-In-Place Apartment Building (above left) and a Health Services and Training facility (above right), to expand Woodhaven’s capacity to provide support to individuals with developmental disabilities.

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St. Louis College of Pharmacy Unveils Design Plans for New Facility

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Excitement continues to grow as St. Louis College of Pharmacy reveals plans for a new six-story classroom and research facility on its Central West End campus.  The $50 million dollar project will be funded in part through a $25 million Capital Campaign expected to conclude in 2016.

The state-of-the-art space supports the College’s vision of being globally prominent in health care education, interprofessional patient-centered care, and collaborative research.

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Support Dogs Exceeds Dollar Goal

Support Dogs, Inc. has surpassed its projected $3.5 million fundraising goal reaching $3.8 million in philanthropic support!  

SDI now sets its sights on building a new headquarters and training facility that will triple the size of its existing space.  The Board of Directors is moving forward with HRA on initiating Strategic Planning for Capacity Building.

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