Message from the St. Louis United Way:
At the kickoff event, held at Vin de Set in St. Louis, Richard Mark, 2011 African American Leadership Society campaign chair, announced to a crowd of more than 400, a “one-two punch of 1,000 members and $2 million” for the 2011 African American Leadership Society goal for United Way’s fall fundraising campaign.They're encouraging people to join their new facebook page.
Nearly $300,000 in pledges was made toward the $2 million goal at the kickoff -- thank you!
In 2010, the Society had more than 800 members and raised more than $1.8 million to help people locally through United Way of Greater St. Louis. This Society recognizes African Americans who donate $1,000 or more to United Way annually.
Society members can expect special events exclusive to Leadership givers, membership in other local and national societies, opportunities for non-profit board trainings, networking events and more.
More than $19.75 million was invested into 61 of United Way’s partner agencies that primarily serve African Americans throughout United Way’s 16-county service area last year.