7th Annual Troublemaker of the Best Kind Awards

The Troublemaker of the Best Kind Award was established in 2011 to recognize dynamic individuals in the St. Louis community whose leadership and life’s passion addresses critical social issues and generates positive community change. After a brief cocktail reception, we bestow the awardees with their due recognition, followed by a forum on salient community issues.

Past recipients of the Troublemaker of the Best Kind Award include:

  • 2016:Amy Hunter and Gail Wechsler
  • 2015: Rev. Traci Blackmon and Rabbi Susan Talve
  • 2014: Robert Cohn and Dr. Donald Suggs
  • 2013: Maxine Clark and Sharon Harvey Davis
  • 2012: Judges Jimmie Edwards and Richard Teitelman
  • 2011: Karen S. Kalish

This year, we are excited to honor Ron Himes, founder of The Black Rep, and Kathleen Sitzer, artistic director for the New Jewish Theater.

Event Details

December 5, 2017 at New Jewish Theater
The Jewish Community Center
Arts & Education Building
2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146 (map)


Cocktail Reception at 5:30 pm
Program at 6 pm



Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors



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