Variety Elects New Board Chair
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We are excited to announce that we have elected our new Board Chair— U.S. Bank St. Louis Market President, Lawrence (Larry) K. Otto.

Larry Otto has been deeply involved in the St. Louis community. He is a St. Louis native who has held leadership positions in both commercial banking and wealth management businesses during his extensive career. In 2020, he was awarded Variety’s Man of the Year. He previously served as board chair of Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis and has served on the Executive Committee for several years. U.S. Bank and the U.S. Bank Foundation have...

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:46
Oliver’s New Hearing Aids are Music to his Ears
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When Variety Kid Oliver saw his brand-new hearing aids for the first time, his smile spread from ear to ear. He couldn’t wait to try them on and see what they could do!

“It brought me to tears when I saw him light up at the sight of his new system,” says Erin, Oliver’s mom. “He was so excited to be able to answer his amazing audiologist’s questions about how loud or quiet he wanted his new hearing aids.”

This new system, provided with help from Variety, comes with a ton of fancy new features that will help Oliver hear everything from his family to his music. One feature is...

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 13:52
Audition for Variety’s Inclusive Chorus and Dance Programs in 2020
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Do you love to belt out a tune? Does hearing music make you break out in dance? If you live in the St. Louis area and will be between the ages of 8 through 20 this school year, our free Variety Children’s Chorus and Variety Dance programs may be for you!

These inclusive programs, open to kids and teens both with and without disabilities, help participants learn new skills, build confidence and make lifelong friends. And auditions are right around the corner!

Out of concern for the health and safety of our program participants during the coronavirus pandemic, we are planning...

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 16:48
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