Multicultural Leadership Society

Created in 2009, the Multicultural Leadership Society engages and unites over 800 individuals from all cultures and recognizes diversity-minded professionals who value the importance of philanthropy. The Society creates a platform for these individuals to familiarize members with other key leaders in the region and prepares them for their role in serving our community.

The Multicultural Leadership Society also aligns with the increasing number of companies in the region who have multi-ethnic affinity groups, recognizing the added value internally and externally these groups create. The Multicultural Leadership Society is an opportunity to strengthen links to and within these communities.

2017 Multicultural Leadership Society Events

How you can join the Multicultural Leadership Society
Members of the Multicultural Leadership Society have a deep commitment to promoting and supporting diversity and philanthropy throughout the St. Louis region. The annual membership commitment for the Multicultural Leadership Society is a $1,000 donation to help people in the St. Louis region live their best possible lives.

Join today by contacting Monique Block at or by giving online.

2017 Multicultural Leadership Society Chairs
 SiSi and Santiago Beltran, Build-A-Bear Workshop
Multicultural Leadership Society 2017 Cabinet

Lashandra Barnes, Citi
Maria L. Burt, Novus International, Inc.
Krist Calicutt, Edward Jones
Nino Clarkin, Edward Jones
Patrick Clarkin, Charles L. Crane Agency
Alejandro Cornejo, Monsanto
Lori Eaton, NextGen Information Services Inc.
Ed Galo, Novus International, Inc.
Shertina Gillespie, MasterCard
Lena Harness, Scottrade Inc.
Priya Kapila, CBIZ
Juan Mayorga, Citi
Dr. Lance McCarthy, Saint Vincent De Paul
Rozita Miller, Paraquad
Claudia Ortiz
Pradeep Rajendran, The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Past chairs of the Society:

2013-2015: Ninoska and Patrick Clarkin
2012: Arindam and Shanna Kar
2010-2011: Arindam Kar
2009: Aida Fuentes