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 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

Dave Aplington

General Counsel

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

Ophthalmology Associates

Mary M. Bonacorsi

Board Chair

Thompson Coburn LLP

Lorenzo M. Boyd

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
Managing Director

Mark Bulanda

Emerson Industrial Automation
Executive Vice President

Jen Call

US Bancorp Community Development Corporation
Assistant Vice President & Assistant Director of Asset Management

Mark C. Darrell

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

Lon Dircks, Jr.

Merrill Lynch/Bank of America
Market Sales Manager/First Vice President 

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


Gartner Executive Programs
Executive Partner

Crystal Gale, Ph.D

Saint Louis Public Schools
Director of Performance Management 

Clive Grannum

Community Volunteer

Peggy Guest, Ph.D.

Aspire Company
Founder & Principal

Mike Hawkins

Enterprise Holdings
Vice President of Home City Sales

Leah Reynolds Harris

PNC Financial Services Group
Senior Vice President, Treasury Management 

Sean Joe, Ph.D.

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

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

Chonda Nwamu

Vice President & Deputy General Counsel

Larry E. Parres

Vice Chair


Emily Pitts

Edward Jones
General Partner, Inclusion & Diversity

David Queller

Express Scripts
Senior Vice President

Megan Ridgeway


Suzie Spence

Vice Chair, Development

Community Volunteer

Michele Sowers

Husch Blackwell, Attorney

Mark E. Stallion

Greensfelder, Hempker & Gale

Gene R. Todd

First Bank 
Managing Director, Trust & Wealth Management Division

Dave Touchette

Director, Sales

A. Keith Turner

TurnGroup Technologies, LLC

T. William White

Commerce Bank
Sr. Vice President-Manager Commercial Banking

Nancy Wolfe

Chief of Staff to the President

Cabinet of Trustees

George E. Bailey


John B. Biggs, Jr.


Steve Bloom

Retired, Immediate Past Chair

Donald L. Bryant

Bryant Group, Inc
Chairman Emeritus 

Jim Butler


Frankie M. Freeman


Jerry Garbutt

Global Surgical Corporation

Thomas J. Kavanaugh

The Kavanaugh Law Firm

Ken E. Kotiza

USI Insurance 
Vice President

Karen M. Luebbert, Ph.D.


Vernon J. Remiger

Remiger Design

George Scherer


Donald M. Suggs

St. Louis American
Publisher and Executive Editor

Barrett Upchurch

Barry Upchurch Realty, LLC