LUME Institute and UCCC's 12th Annual Concert and Event

Fairy Tales Can Come True

Missouri State Youth Opportunity Program (YOP) tax credits are available to individuals or businesses for sponsorships and gifts of $1,000 or more. Contact Josie at or 314.726.0148 for more information or click here to download a sponsorship packet. We have added some fun and upgraded some of the perks of sponsorship so please check it out!


Join us in celebrating the Year of the Teacher at our annual Fairy Tales Can Come True Concert and Event, set to take place on August 17, 2017 at the Caramel Room at Bissinger's! 

This exciting event benefits UCCC's tuition assistance program and celebrates the LUME-trained teachers that partner with UCCC and the students they guide along the way. Enjoy cocktails, multiple music acts, speakers, and an awards ceremony-all ending with a big reveal. 

Below are the photos from last year's event. 

See you there! 

To view all of the photos from the 2016  event, click here (thank you to photographer Ryan Walsh). To view the photos from Ladue News click here

Proceeds from Fairy Tales Can Come True go directly to our robust Tuition Assistance Program, which makes it possible for UCCC to welcome children from all backgrounds. Thank you for joining us and giving the gift of high quality early childhood education to families who could not otherwise afford it.

2017 Sponsors

First Chair



Diana and Richard Fine 

Josie McDonald and Jan Huneke 

Linda and Michael Peterson 

 Luanne and Steve Zwolak 


A little history about the Fairy Tales Can Come True concert...
UCCC has developed a Tuition Assistance Program to help families afford high quality care. Through the Tuition Assistance Program, we support about 45% of our families with some form of tuition assistance. Full tuition ranges from roughly $12,000 to $17,000 per year per child, yet this number still does not cover our school's total cost of education and care. Our Tuition Assistance Program enables UCCC to fulfill our mission by providing socio-economic, cultural, and racial diversity which is critical for a rich learning community.