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 six locations (Adams Park Club, Ferguson Middle School Club, Herbert Hoover 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!

Sincerely,

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Flint W. Fowler, PhD.

President

Board of Directors


Steve Bloom

Chair

Community Volunteer

Lorenzo M. Boyd

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
Managing Director

Mark Bulanda

Emerson Industrial Automation
Executive Vice President

James J. Butler

Jim Butler Automotive Group
Owner/President

Jennifer Call, Friends Liaison

U.S. Bank
Asset Manager

Nicholas B. Clifford, Jr.

Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Partner

Monica Cole

Wells Fargo
Executive Vice President/ Division Manager

Michael A. DeHaven

BJC HealthCare
Senior VP & General Counsel

Daniel S. Farrell

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

Mary M. Bonacorsi

Vice Chair

Thompson Coburn LLP
Partner

Brian R. Dobbins

Aetna Better Health of Missouri
CEO

John Farmer

Thompson Coburn LLP
Attorney

William K. Freeman

Webster University
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Robert W. Fulstone

Fulstone Consulting LLC
President 

Jerry Garbutt

Global Surgical Corporation
President

Peggy Guest, Ph.D.

The Cramer Institute
Senior Consultant

Mike Hawkins

Enterprise Holdings
Vice President of Home City Sales

George L. Hensley, Jr.

Hensley Construction, Inc.
President & CEO

Maria Del Carmen Jacob

NextGen Information Services
President

Sean Joe, Ph.D.

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

Ruth E. Kim

Fleishman-Hillard
General Counsel, Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel

Keith Lueking

Treasurer

Centene Corporation
Vice President, Operations, Specialty Division

Peter Lazaroff

Acropolis Investment Management, LLC
Portfolio Manager

John Meara

Argent Capital Management, LLC
President & Chief Investment Officer

Richard H. Miles

Cerizon
Chairman

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

Howard Richards

University of Missouri
Sr. Manager, External Relations

Megan Ridgeway

Arcturis
Principal/Architect 

Susan D. Schlichter

Community Volunteer

Larry E. Parres

Secretary

Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C.
Partner/Member

Joan E. Silber, Ph.D

Community Volunteer, Immediate Past Chair

Suzie Spence

Community Volunteer

Drew Steinhoff, Friends Liaison

Express Scripts 
Sr. Manager-Executive Compensation 

Gene R. Todd

First Bank 
Managing Director, Trust & Wealth Management Division

David M. Touchette

Cooper Bussmann
Director/Aftermarket Sales

Barbara Bartley-Turkington

St. Louis County Library
Assistant Director of Advancement

A. Keith Turner

TurnGroup Technologies
President/Owner

T. William White

Commerce Bank
Sr. Vice President-Manager Commercial Banking

James E. Williams

Estel Food Inc.
Owner

Nancy Wolfe

Monsanto
Chief of Staff to the President

Cabinet of Trustees


George E. Bailey

Community Volunteer

Thomas J. Kavanaugh

The Kavanaugh Law Firm
Attorney

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
President

Barrett Upchurch, LT

Barry Upchurch Realty, LLC
Broker/Owner