Funkenbusch Attends Art Auction Charity Event to Benefit Non-Profit PayBack, Inc.

Trial Attorney Michelle Funkenbusch attended the PayBack Art Auction and Friends of PayBack Party on October 1, 2012.  Funkenbusch is the Immediate Past President and Executive Board Member of the 501(c)(3) charity PayBack, Inc..  The non-profit held its annual Reception and Art Auction at Mark and Cheryl Levison’s historic Compton Heights house.

PayBack, Inc. Art Auction and Friends of PayBack Party

All proceeds from fundraiser event benefit PayBack, Inc. The event was sponsored by BJC HealthCare, Lashly & Baer, P.C., and Datamax.The guests enjoyed an elegant reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and music by Jeff Riley Jazz Suite Orchestra.

An Art Auction featured St. Louis local artists Jennifer Hayes, Scott Lokitz, Myles Keough, Crystal Rolfe and JA Chapman.

David Shaller, Attorney at Law, was the 2012 Friends of PayBack Honoree, and was a founding Board members of 1983. For more than 30 years, St. Louis Attorney David Shaller has helped families and individual with their legal needs. David Shaller received the 2012 Community Spirit Award Winner, Corporate Sponsorship Award Winner, and Lifetime Service Award Winner.

PayBack, Inc. is non-profit corporation specializing in securing funding for juvenile restitution programs. 70% of the juveniles, who participate in PayBack, never return to the Family Courts as re-offenders. More than half a million dollars has been returned to metro area crime victims by the youth in the PayBack program.

PayBack, Inc. is a juvenile restitution/community service organization that has been serving the greater St. Louis Metropolitan area since 1982. The  offices are currently located in the St. L

ouis Family Court Building. PayBack’s goal is to raise money to fund our “restorative justice” program whereby juvenile offenders work at other local non-profits (like the YMCA or Big Brothers/Big Sisters) around our community to earn money to pay back their victims. Our program is unique in that the victims actually get paid back up to $500.00 when PayBack sends a check to the court for the hours the child worked. In addition, the children learn accountability and job skills while a long list of non-profits get volunteers. The community, the victims, and the children all gain from this wonderful program that restores justice. Funding for Payback is entirely supported by voluntary contributions, grants, and donations from foundations.

Upcoming on Sat. Oct. 20, 2012, is PayBack, Inc.’s 3rd Annual Bocce Tournament at Milo’s on The Hill, St. Louis, MO, 5201 Wilson at Marconi, 63110. The first round starts at noon.  $100 per each 4 person team/ $25 a person. Double Elimination. Registration for each team of 4 includes:   • one appetizer (except antipasto platter) and • one pitcher of domestic beer

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