Jamie Schmidt, secretarial assistant in the associate provost’s office at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, tragically lost her life Nov. 19 during a shooting at Catholic Supply in west St. Louis County.
In an effort to bring the community together to raise money for her family, STLCC-Wildwood organized a Dine & Donate fundraiser on Dec. 10 at Big Chief Roadhouse and Wildwood Pub & Grill.
Proceeds raised through this event totaled $5,910.33. These funds will directly benefit the Schmidt family.
Nearly half of the funds that were raised came from individual diners at the restaurants. Big Chief Roadhouse and Wildwood Pub & Grill donated $2,115. In addition, the Lions Club and the Wildwood Business Association collectively gave $1,100 to support the Schmidt family.
“Our sincere thanks to everyone who attended the Dine & Donate fundraiser and gave money to support this cause,” said Steven G. Collins, Ph.D., interim associate provost at STLCC-Wildwood. “In this time of grief, it’s heartwarming to see the outpouring of support shown by our campus and community.”
Anyone who was unable to attend the event but would like to make a donation is encouraged to visit the Schmidt family’s GoFundMe page.