Apr 2015

Youth In Need Honors Carolyn Koenig at its Record-Breaking Gala; Michael Lowenbaum Serves as Co-Chair


ST. LOUIS (April 15, 2015) – At its annual Celebration of Youth, Youth in Need broke all previous records and raised more than $590,000 to help children and families in crisis. The event honored long-time champion Carolyn Koenig for her work supporting the organization.

Michael Lowenbaum, Founder and co-Managing Partner of The Lowenbaum Partnership, co-chaired the event and helped raise funds from sponsorships and charitable pledges. Rick Leach also co-chaired the event.

“It was such a pleasure to honor my good friend Carolyn by recognizing her fantastic commitment to helping families and children in need,” said Lowenbaum.

Koenig, who is Chief Human Resources Officer at Laird Technologies, is a long-time Board member, friend and advocate for Youth In Need.

About Youth In Need

Youth In Need, a proud member of the United Way, is an eastern Missouri regional agency serving more than 10,000 children, teens and families each year with residential group homes, homeless outreach, education, counseling and support groups, foster care case management and infant, child and family development programs. Youth In Need’s mission: Believing in the power of potential, Youth In Need’s mission is to provide nurturing environments and educational opportunities so children, youth, and families will find safety and hope, achieve their goals, and build a positive future. For more information, please visit