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!

Sincerely,

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Flint W. Fowler, PhD.

President

Board of Directors


Dave Aplington

BJC
General Counsel

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

Opthalmology Associates
Partner

Lorenzo M. Boyd

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
Managing Director

Mark Bulanda

Emerson Industrial Automation
Executive Vice President

Jennifer Call

U.S. Bank
Assistant Vice President & Assistant Director of Asset Management

Nicholas B. Clifford, Jr.

Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Partner

Mary M. Bonacorsi

Board Chair

Thompson Coburn LLP
Partner

Mark C. Darrell

Spire
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
and Chief Compliance Officer

Brian R. Dobbins

Community Volunteer

John Farmer

Charter Communications
General Counsel

Daniel S. Farrell

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

Evan Fowler

Friends Liaison

Ameren Services
Specialist, Diversity & Inclusion

William K. Freeman

Secretary

Gartner Executive Programs
Executive Partner

Clive Grannum

Community Volunteer

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

Peter Lazaroff

Acropolis Investment Management, LLC
Portfolio Manager

Keith Lueking

Treasurer

Centene Corporation
Vice President, Operations, Specialty Division

John Meara

Argent Capital Management, LLC
President & Chief Investment Officer

Richard H. Miles

Corizon
Chairman

John Moroney

W & M Restaurants
President

Emily Pitts

Edward Jones
General Partner, Inclusion & Diversity

David Queller

Express Scripts
Senior Vice President

Megan Ridgeway

Arcturis
Principal/Architect 

Susan D. Schlichter

Community Volunteer

Larry E. Parres

Vice Chair

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

Suzie Spence

Vice Chair, Development

Community Volunteer

Joan E. Silber, Ph.D

Community Volunteer

Michele Sowers

Husch Blackwell, Attorney

Mark E. Stallion

Officer
Greensfelder, Hempker & Gale

Gene R. Todd

First Bank 
Managing Director, Trust & Wealth Management Division

A. Keith Turner

TurnGroup Technologies, LLC
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

Retired

John B. Biggs, Jr.

Retired

Steve Bloom

Retired, Immediate Past Chair

Donald L. Bryant

Bryant Group, Inc
Chairman Emeritus 

Jim Butler

Retired

Frankie M. Freeman

Retired

Jerry Garbutt

Global Surgical Corporation
President

Thomas J. Kavanaugh

The Kavanaugh Law Firm
Attorney

Ken E. Kotiza

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

Karen M. Luebbert, Ph.D.

Retired

Vernon J. Remiger

Remiger Design
President

George Scherer

Retired

Donald M. Suggs

St. Louis American
Publisher and Executive Editor

Barrett Upchurch

Barry Upchurch Realty, LLC
Broker/Owner