Bidding at the 2016 Wolves & Wine Auction

The Endangered Wolf Center’s second Wolves & Wine Auction will be held Friday, April 21 at Selkirk Auctioneers and Appraisers. The inaugural event, on June 11, 2016, provided an evening filled with fun, refreshments and spirited bidding that raised substantial funds for the Center.

Sponsors of the 2016 Wolves & Wine Auction were:

August A. Busch III Charitable Trust
Hager Companies and Hager Family
Stephen and Camilla Brauer
Lohr Distributing Company
Steven and Julia Brncic

Preceding the auction at Selkirk (4739 McPherson Ave, St. Louis, 63108), wine tastings and art showing were held at three galleries along McPherson in the Central West End: Duane Reed, Philip Slein and projects+gallery.

Hosts for the evening were Endangered Wolf Center Trustee Janet Conners and her husband, local broadcast personality Larry Conners.

The Planning Committee consisted of Polly Bade, Suzy Brauer, Julia Brncic, Virginia Busch, Beth Campbell, Marjorie Dellas, Marguerite Garrick, Sabrina Lohr, Shy Patel, Michelle Steinmeyer, Virgil VanTrease, Susie Von Gontard and Paul Zemitzsch.

Event planner Rick Ruderer and Selkirk staff members helped stage the event.

Wolves & Wine was covered by Town & Style magazine and the Ladue News. Photographs of guests appeared in the publications and on their websites.


Annual Fund Coordinator Erin Kipp, along with Volunteer Sandy O’Shaughnessy, helped plan, procure, prepare and present the auction items.


From left: Sandra VanTrease, Marguerite Garrick and Board Trustee Virgil VanTrease.