Ivor David Balding

Photo By Dan Donovan

Special Events

Flora Dora Gala
A Benefit for Circus Flora's Community Outreach Programs
Saturday, May 31, 2014
6:30 PM

The Big Top
Adjacent to Powell Hall

Honorary Chairs 

Lynne & Jim Turley
Dan Buck, Cardinal Glennon Foundation 

Event Chairs

Kathie & Richard Winter

Ticket Prices:


  • Cocktail hour with circus performances and "red carpet" photo with camels 
  • Three-course dinner with a circus performer host at each table
  • Premium seating at the one-night-only Big Top performance
  • The opportunity to bid on unique silent and live auction items
  • Dancing in the center ring


$75...a limited number of "late night" tickets are available! 

  • Entrance to the one-night-only Big Top performance, beginning at 8:30 pm
  • The opportunity to bid on unique live auction items
  • Open bar
  • Dancing in the center ring

Event Sponsorships:

Corporate and individual sponsorships available...highlight your business while supporting a worthy cause! Levels available at $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000!

To learn about the benefits of sponsorship, and to purchase tickets, contact Susan Mintz, Director of Development at Susan.Mintz@circusflora.org or 314.289.4043.

Proceeds from Flora Dora support Circus Flora's several community outreach initiatives, including Clowns on Call, our year-round therapeutic clowning program at Mercy Children's and Cardinal Glennon Hospitals.

2013 Flora Dora Gala

The 2013 gala event welcomed nearly 300 attendees and raised over $106,000 - making this the most successful Flora Dora to date! Proceeds benefitted Circus Flora's several community outreach and artistic initiatives, including Clowns on Call, Share the Circus ticket donation program, and the Community Circus Camps under the Big Top.

Enjoy photos of the 2013 event by viewing the albums below. We hope to welcome you to the 2014 Flora Dora Gala - an evening of magic and elegance under the Big Top!

Photo Album 1 - Black Tie

Photo Album 2  - Town & Style Magazine

Photo Album 3  - Peter Wochniak