A Message from Our Leadership

FlintFowler14In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis offers that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of all youth by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

Thanks to the support we receive from many donors and organizations, the Club continues to be The Positive Place for Kids! For nearly 50 years, BGCSTL has been providing after-school, teen, sports and summer programs to youth in the St. Louis area while also providing a safe place for them to learn and grow. The Clubs now serve St. Louis youth at ten locations (Adams Park Club, Ferguson Middle School Club, Grannemann Elementary School Club, Herbert Hoover Club, Lee Hamilton Elementary School Club, O’Fallon Park Club, Hazelwood Southeast Middle School Club and Twillman Elementary School Club) and within several other schools (including Normandy High School and Roosevelt High School) and through our Mentor St. Louis Program. We provide all Club Members with services that will benefit them and our region for generations to come. In addition, we partner with many local organizations and are a community asset in five locations across St. Louis. Our kids continue to receive premium programming that addresses the challenges they face on a regular basis. With 83% of our kids eligible for free or reduced lunch, 75% headed by a single parent, and 26% below the federal poverty level – providing a safe place to learn and grow is essential.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis sees a future in which success is within the reach of every child in our region. Our vision can only be attained by the sustained commitment, generosity, and enthusiasm of our many local, regional and national partners. Thank you for helping us continue to reach out to those most in need of our services.

With our combined efforts – Great Futures Start Here!



Flint W. Fowler, PhD.


Board of Directors

Steve Bloom


Community Volunteer

Gregg J. Berdy, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Opthalmology Associates

Lorenzo M. Boyd

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
Managing Director

Mark Bulanda

Emerson Industrial Automation
Executive Vice President

Jennifer Call

U.S. Bank
Assistant Director of Asset Management

Nicholas B. Clifford, Jr.

Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Mary M. Bonacorsi

Vice Chair

Thompson Coburn LLP

Mark C. Darrell

Senior Vice President, General Counsel
and Chief Compliance Officer

Brian R. Dobbins

Aetna Better Health of Missouri

John Farmer

Thompson Coburn LLP

Daniel S. Farrell

St. Louis Cardinals LLC
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing

William K. Freeman

Gartner Executive Programs
Executive Partner

Peggy Guest, Ph.D.

The Cramer Institute
Senior Consultant

Mike Hawkins

Enterprise Holdings
Vice President of Home City Sales

Sean Joe, Ph.D.

Brown School – Washington University in St. Louis
Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development

Keith Lueking


Centene Corporation
Vice President, Operations, Specialty Division

Peter Lazaroff

Acropolis Investment Management, LLC
Portfolio Manager

John Maroney

W & M Restaurants

John Meara

Argent Capital Management, LLC
President & Chief Investment Officer

Richard H. Miles


Paul I. Miller

UBS Financial Services
Senior VP of Investments

Emily Pitts

Edward Jones
General Partner, Inclusion & Diversity

David Queller

Express Scripts
Senior Vice President

Megan Ridgeway


Susan D. Schlichter

Community Volunteer

Larry E. Parres


Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C.

Joan E. Silber, Ph.D

Community Volunteer, Immediate Past Chair

Mark E. Stallion

Husch Blackwell

Drew Steinhoff, Friends Liaison

Express Scripts 
Sr. Manager-Executive Compensation 

Gene R. Todd

First Bank 
Managing Director, Trust & Wealth Management Division

Michelle D. Tucker

Senior Vice President
Bank of America Enterprise Business & Community Engagement
Market Manager, St. Louis

A. Keith Turner

TurnGroup Technologies

T. William White

Commerce Bank
Sr. Vice President-Manager Commercial Banking

James E. Williams

Estel Food Inc.

Nancy Wolfe

Chief of Staff to the President

Cabinet of Trustees

George E. Bailey

Community Volunteer

Thomas J. Kavanaugh

The Kavanaugh Law Firm

George Scherer

Community Volunteer

John B. Biggs, Jr.

Community Volunteer

Ken Kotiza

USI Insurance 
Vice President

Donald M. Suggs

St. Louis American
Publisher and Executive Editor

Donald L. Bryant

Bryant Group, Inc
Chairman Emeritus 

Karen M. Luebbert, Ph.D.

Community Volunteer

Ken E. Kotiza

Welsh, Flatness & Lutz. Inc.
Vice President/Producer

Frankie M. Freeman

Community Volunteer

Vernon J. Remiger

Remiger Design

Barrett Upchurch, LT

Barry Upchurch Realty, LLC