The mission of Amazing Gracie's Legacy is to make a difference in the lives of special needs families. The focus is on those who were able to provide for themselves before receiving the blessing of a special needs child or children. AGL supports in ways not covered by existing programs, that are of an urgent nature, or serve a purpose otherwise unmet. It is our goal to have a relationship of support with these families to help them maintain a balanced family environment.
In May of 2016 Amazing Gracie's Legacy was created in honor of Gracie Lynn West who gained her angel wings on April 30, 2016. Our wish was that through her legacy we take steps in making the world a better place through Random Acts of Kindness, including, but not limited to funding and gifting others.
We have an incredible board and group of volunteers that meet in love and dedication for our sweet Gracie for the planning and delivery of the services and support of Amazing Gracie's Legacy.
Mom of Grace Lynn
Founder of Amazing Gracie's Legacy
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Dad of Grace Lynn
Godmother of Grace Lynn
Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth
1 John 3:18
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give
Rena’ is a native of St. Louis, MO.
where she has raised four wonderful children, and has a granddaughter. For three decades Rena’ has been working in Human Resources. Over the years she has volunteered with various non-profit organizations on a national level.
The West family has been a big part of Rena’s life for many years and the reason she is part of AGL is to be a part of an organization that helps other families during times of need. Rena' obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Maryville University with a double major in Psychology and Sociology and also holds a
Dual Master’s in Business and Management from Webster University.
Her favorite memories of Gracie are of when she were at home with her family, how she point her little finger at us and looked at us with her cute smile!
Nothing is so strong as gentleness
and nothing so gentle as real strength
St. Francis De Sales
Kathy has been a resident of St. Louis since 1998, having been born and raised in Hinsdale Illinois. After leaving the active duty Marine Corps, Kathy’s husband, Rob, returned with his family to St. Louis.
Along with raising three sons, Kathy has 15+ years of experience in event planning, project management, marketing and nonprofit development. Kathy spent over 12 years in various roles at Northern Trust Bank in Chicago and Dallas, then helped to open their office in St. Louis. Along with being an extremely active community volunteer, Kathy served two area nonprofits as their interim Development Director and has sat on eleven different boards. Kathy ran her own business for four years before joining the Hawthorn Foundation in the fall of 2016. Kathy received a B.A. from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. She is a member of Delta Gamma Sorority.
Kathy's favorite moment with Gracie is the one that is pictured above. "To see her and hold her when she was present in such a meaningful way was very inspiring.