AEF Celebrates 15th Anniversary: Join us for an Affton Mega-Reunion Gala!!

“What Makes Affton Special?”… You’ll find out on Saturday, March 9, 2019 when the Affton Education Foundation will present a fun and festive event for the entire Affton community. Event organizer Judy Rethwisch promises a night you won’t forget… a special evening of live entertainment, with special activities organized by Kyle Palacios (AHS ’77) and Angie Sykora (’81), and a wide array of exciting items for your bidding and raffle pleasure arranged by Live & Silent Auction Chair Patti Behlmann.

Buy Tickets online here or download the form here.

The evening’s entertainment will feature live music from two bands. The Terry Thompson (’60) Productions Trio/Quartet will perform their “Shower of Songs,” and they will also accompany Singer/Impressionist Dean Christopher (’70) with his “Rat Pack” show. Kyle Palacios has been playing St. Louis venues since 1979. Just for this event he will be joined by Jack Kinnaw (‘77) as they revive their band ‘Andromeda’ which played the Affton Battle of the Bands in 1975!

Another highlight of the evening will be a special panel discussion featuring distinguished Affton alumni. Derek Blasberg (2000), who has made a name in the fashion world as a writer for Vanity Fair and a fashion correspondent for CNN, Google and YouTube, will lead lively interviews with four surprise “Charismatic Cougar” guests.

Foundation President Kurt Jaeger (’79) will serve as MC for the evening. Kurt has been a major force in helping AEF to achieve its $2+ million endowment goal. Since its founding in 2005, AEF has provided over $300,000 in teacher grants for classroom enrichment, and has awarded 34 four-year college scholarships to Affton graduates. The AEF Board is made up of 22 dedicated members who give generously of their time and talent, as well as serving as a major source of funding.


Open to the Entire Community!  ~  All are Welcome!

Ticket Price: $35 per person

Includes:  Food Stations  ~  Live Entertainment  ~  Auctions  ~  Raffles

Pre-Paid Registration Required  ~  Registration Deadline: February 25, 2019

To register and pay online, or to download a registration form to return by mail, visit:


If you have questions, or to receive an invitation by mail, contact:

Judy Rethwisch at or 636-343-9007.


Mail-in reservations should be sent to:

Affton Education Foundation, c/o Affton High School, 8309 Mackenzie Road, St. Louis, MO  63123


Buy Tickets online here or download the form here.