St. Louis, MO: Rosemann’s Drew Jablonski not only shines as an important part of our architectural team for the past 2+ years, but he also has a deep passion to grow professionally and personally and to unite with other young professionals to make a difference in his St. Louis community. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Drew attended the University of Kansas, where he graduated with a Master of Architecture Design. At college, Drew’s commitment to creating an impact in the community was evident as he was the University of Kansas Men’s Lacrosse Club President in his undergrad and Head Coach while in grad school.
Upon completion of his degree, Drew learned about Youth in Need and its mission to build on the strengths of children, youth, and families to find safety, hope, and success in life; he knew it was the right fit for him. Headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri, Youth in Need delivers more than 50 direct service and support programs to children, teens, and families. Beyond that, the non-profit organization provides residential homes, foster care case management, homeless outreach, counseling and support groups, education, and infant, child, and family development to more than 40 sites in St. Louis City, and St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Montgomery, and Warren counties. In 2017, Drew joined the Launch Committee for the Youth In Need Young Professionals, and, in 2018, was elected as Co-Chair of the newly relaunched Young Professional Group (YPG). YPG is a group committed to empowering members by providing them with professional development, networking, and volunteer opportunities, while advocating for the mission of Youth In Need and fundraising on their behalf. The YPG hosts two major fundraising events every year, a trivia night held in the spring and Step Up and Sleep Out, where members take on personal donation pledges and forgo the comforts of their homes for a night to raise awareness of youth homelessness.
Over Drew’s last five years of volunteering with Youth in Need, he has served as Co-Chair of the YPG working on the Planning Committee for Step Up and Sleep Out and the Annual Trivia Night. In January 2022, Drew was appointed as a Board of Director, where his first responsibility is to gear up for their 35th annual Celebration of Youth gala held on March 5, 2022 at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa, St. Charles. This special event raises funds through the sale of tickets, sponsorships, auction items, and charitable pledges to assist children and families in crisis. Drew will also be serving on the Leadership Committee for Golfing for Youth Benefit Tournament held on the first Monday in August.
Congratulations Drew on your appointment to Youth in Need’s Board of Directors. Thank you for your dedication and hard work on Rosemann’s team and for all the positive ways you are touching lives in the St. Louis community.