Dinner Auction & Donald Danforth Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament

May 5-May 6, 2019

What:AYF’s annual Dinner Auction and Donald Danforth Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament. If you don’t play golf, we welcome you for a wonderful evening of fine food, drink, and a lively auction on Sunday evening May 5. If you are a golfer, we welcome you to play 18 holes with us on Monday, May 6 and the dinner auction Sunday, May 5 is included with your sponsorship.
Where: Meadowbrook Country Club, 200 Meadowbrook Country Club Estates, Ballwin, MO 63011
Why: Funds raised from this event provide scholarships for St. Louis youth to experience American Youth Foundation programs.

Dinner Auction

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Cocktails & Silent Auction

Dinner & Live Auction

Tickets starting at $100

Golf Tournament

Monday, May 6, 2019

Registration & Lunch

Shotgun Start

Reception and awards immediately following play

Golf packages starting at $1,950

AYF Service Awards

During the dinner Auction on Sunday, May 5, it is our privilege to recognize and honor two individuals and a community partner who support the mission and work of the AYF. The recipient of the Enkindled Spirit Award is immersed in the American Youth Foundation experience and finds the motto of “My Own Self, At My Very Best, All The Time” as a source of inspiration though out life and how they give back the AYF. This individual has shown that the motto is not just words, but a way of life in their unwavering support for the AYF.

The recipient of the Visionary Award goes to an individual whose shared work represents the American Youth Foundation’s mission to discover and develop their personal best, to seek balance in mental, physical, social and spiritual living, and to make a positive difference in their communities and in the wider world. The recipient of this award is a true champion of youth.

The Community Empowerment Award goes to an organization whose humble service to the American Youth Foundation has helped fuel a mission focused on empowering youth to discover and develop their personal best, to seek balance in mental, physical, social and spiritual living, and to make a positive difference in their communities and in the wider world.

What to expect

Donald Danforth Jr. dedicated his life to helping people, advancing the mission, programs, and people of the American Youth Foundation.

It is to honor his legacy of humble service that we invite you to join us at Meadowbrook Country Club for a seated dinner and auction on Sunday, May 5.  For those participating in the golf tournament, not only will we see you on Monday, May 6 for 18 holes at Meadowbrook, but we welcome you and a guest for the dinner and auction on Sunday night as well.  This event is for golfers and non-golfers alike, where funds raised provide scholarships for St. Louis youth to experience AYF programs.

Meadowbrook Country Club
200 Meadowbrook Country Club Estates
Ballwin, MO 63011


Frequently Asked Questions

I want to attend just the dinner portion. Is that possible?

Absolutely! When registering, you may select the Dinner Auction Only option. We welcome you to come out for a night of fun and food as we raise money for AYF camper scholarships!

I have played in the golf tournament in year’s past, what is different for me/my team this year?

This year Mulligans and Prize Holes for you and your team will be complimentary. If you took advantage of our All in One package in the past, this means you will save $180!

What is the attire for the Sunday evening dinner/auction?

Sunday evening is business or business casual attire. Monday is appropriate golf attire and footwear. Meadowbrook Country Club requests that all guests please do not wear jeans or t-shirts.

What can we expect at the Sunday dinner and auction?

The evening will begin with registration and cocktails at 5:30 p.m., where you will be able to mingle with other guests and bid on the silent auction items around the venue.  The dinner and program will begin at 7 p.m. where attendees will be served a seated dinner and help raise some scholarship funds through a live auction and fund-in-need.  The event will conclude around 9 p.m.

What can we expect at the Monday golf tournament?

Registration begins at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served before heading out to the course for a fun-filled afternoon of golf.  Shotgun start is at noon.  Afterwards, golfers will be able to join us in the clubhouse for a reception with appetizers and drinks during which time awards will be announced.

Our Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Eagle Sponsor

Dr. William H. Danforth

Mrs. Donald Danforth Jr.

Honorable and Mrs. John C. Danforth

Par Sponsor



Bryan Cave logo

Kevin & Jana Hunt

Molly and Andy Mulcahy

The Mulcahy Family

The Seidel Family

Washington U St. Louis Bears logo