A Message from Our Leadership

In 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 over fifty 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

Mike Andrew

Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
Senior Vice President & General Counsel

David Aplington

BJC Healthcare
SVP & General Counsel

Ben Beinfeld

World Wide Technology
SLED Business Development Manager

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

Ophthalmology Associates

Mary M. Bonacorsi

Immediate Past Chair

Thompson Coburn LLP

Lorenzo M. Boyd

Managing Director, Public Finance, Investment Banking

Mark J. Bulanda

Emerson Industrial Automation
Senior Vice President, Planning & Development

Jen Call

US Bancorp Community Development Corporation
Director of Asset Management – Vice President

Mark C. Darrell

Spire Energy
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

John Farmer

Charter Communications
Vice President of Litigation

Daniel S. Farrell

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

Logan Finerty

Moneta Group
Senior Advisor

Evan Fowler

Friends Liaison

Ameren Services
Specialist, Diversity & Inclusion

Crystal Gale, PhD

Saint Louis Public Schools
Director of Performance Management 

Clive Grannum


President, Performance Alloys & Composites

Peggy Guest, PhD

Aspire Company
Founder & Principal

Leah Reynolds Harris

PNC Financial Services Group
Senior Vice President, Treasury Management

Sean Joe, PhD

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

Laura Freeman, PhD

Schnuck Markets, Inc.
Chief People Officer

Peter Lazaroff

Co-Chief Investment Officer, Wealth Manager

Keith Lueking


Centene Corporation
Vice President – Operations, Specialty Division

John Meara

Argent Capital Management, LLC
President & Chief Investment Officer

John Moroney

W & M Restaurants

Richard Nix, Jr.

The Butler’s Pantry 

Chonda Nwamu

Vice President & Deputy General Counsel

Larry E. Parres


Lewis Rice

Emily Pitts

Edward Jones
General Partner, Inclusion & Diversity

David Queller

Express Scripts
Senior Vice President

Matt Redenius

EY (formerly Ernst & Young)

Suzie Spence

Vice Chair, Development

Community Volunteer

Michele Sowers

Attorney, Husch Blackwell

Mark E. Stallion


Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale

Gene R. Todd

First Bank 
Managing Director, Trust & Wealth Management Division

Dave Touchette

Community Volunteer

A. Keith Turner

TurnGroup Technologies, LLC

T. William White

Commerce Bank
Sr. Vice President-Manager Commercial Banking

Nancy Wolfe

Vice Chair

HR Business Partner, Crop Science Commercial Operations

Cabinet of Trustees

George E. Bailey


John B. Biggs, Jr.


Steve Bloom


Donald L. Bryant

Bryant Group, Inc
Chairman Emeritus 

Jim Butler


Robert W. Fulstone

Fulstone Consulting LLC

Jerry Garbutt

Global Surgical Corporation

Thomas J. Kavanaugh

The Kavanaugh Law Firm

Ken E. Kotiza

USI Insurance 
Vice President

Karen M. Luebbert, PhD


Vernon J. Remiger

Remiger Design

Joan Silber, PhD

Community Volunteer

George Scherer


Donald M. Suggs

St. Louis American
Publisher and Executive Editor

Barrett Upchurch

Barry Upchurch Realty, LLC