Thank You - United Way of Greater St. Louis

United We Fight

At United Way of Greater St. Louis, we surround our region’s most critical problems. And we fight.

Because of you, our community has collectively raised $75,650,000 to help our neighbors who need it most. This is a great win for our region and means so much to the one million people it will serve.

You are part of a larger movement that is truly shaping our collective future. Watch our video to see how your support translates into action. Thank you for uniting with us.

A Message From Our CEO

Thank you for your continued support, dedication and belief in our plans for the future.

“On behalf of our many partner agencies and the more than one million people that will be helped throughout the next year, I want to thank each and every one of you, our supporters, for collectively investing a record $75,650,000 to help local people!

I am always reminded that, while we have many challenges that we must overcome, we also have many strengths that we must celebrate. I am reminded that throughout neighborhoods and communities across the region, we have people who care deeply about the quality of life in this place that we call home.

During this campaign season, so many people in our companies rallied to ensure that kids have safe places to go, that seniors have the support needed, and that basic needs are met.

Thank you, Greater St. Louis, for loving those who are seen and unseen through your amazing acts of generosity. Thank you for injecting just a bit of belief and hopefulness in the lives of people who need it most. Belief and hopefulness are the two most powerful determinants to success, and thousands in our region will be closer to living their best possible lives because of your collective actions. All because you are the game changers and hand raisers of our community. Thank you.”

—Orv Kimbrough

Participating Companies

Employees, labor unions and corporate gifts came together from more than 1,800 companies and organizations across the St. Louis community.

Special thanks to the thousands of employees who participate in their company’s campaign to help people in our region live their best possible lives.

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Special thanks to the companies and organizations featured below that each raised more than $1 million.

Special thanks to our $1 Million+ Companies
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Campaign Leadership

Special thanks to our 2017 Campaign Cabinet

Special thanks to 2017 Campaign Co-Chairs Mark Burkhart and Michael Neidorff, 2017 Campaign Co-Chairs, and the 2017 Campaign Cabinet. The incredible hard work of the entire team made this campaign an unprecedented success.

Board Chair

Michael DeCola, HBM Holdings

Campaign Co-Chairs

Mark Burkhart, Burkhill Real Estate, LLC
Michael Neidorff, Centene Corporation

John Antes, Missouri Baptist Medical Center
SiSi Beltrán, Build-A-Bear Workshop
Santiago Beltrán, Build-A-Bear Workshop
Oscar Berryman, Monsanto Company
Alex Borchert, ALTUS
Dana Borchert, Colarelli, Meyer & Associates
Mark Brandt, Ameren
Steven Casazza, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
David Cook, Food & Commercial Workers United, Local 655
Dr. Timothy Eberlein, Washington University
Michael Gallagher, Accenture
Jeremy Geisler, AFLAC Group Insurance
Marcela Hawn, Centene Corporation
Phillip Hickman, Associated Bank
Robert Holmes, Commerce Bank – St. Louis

Molly Hyland, Commerce Bank – St. Louis
Arindam Kar, Bryan Cave
Michael Lawrence, Merrill Lynch
Whitney Livengood, The Missourian
Adam Mahlandt, Terminal Railroad Association
W. Stephen Maritz, Maritz Inc.
Ann Marr, World Wide Technology
Michael Moehn, Ameren Missouri
Dean Mueller, Cushman Wakefield
Samantha Muncy, Edward Jones
Dr. Jeff Pittman, St. Louis Community College
Dr. Michael Pressimone, Fontbonne University
David Rabe, Emerson
Susan Rollins, St. Louis County Housing Authority
Ruth Saphian, Ernst & Young LLP
William Siedhoff, Civic Leader
Cynthia Smalley, Cope Plastics, Inc.
John Sondag, AT&T Missouri
Fred Steinbach, ESM Marketing
Ellen Theroff, Spire
Karen Vangyia, KPMG LLP
Patrick White, Jr., Greater St. Louis Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Keith Williamson, Centene Corporation
Dr. Mark Wrighton, Washington University

Leadership Societies

Thank you for your leadership.

More than 9,000 local people made an investment of $1,000 or more into our community. The energy, excitement and enthusiasm of these generous individuals inspires others and infuses hope into those who need it most. Special thanks to members of the following:

  • African American Leadership – Charmaine Chapman Society: Raised more than $3.8 million
  • de Tocqueville Society: Raised more than $22.2 million
  • Multicultural Leadership Society: Raised more than $2.4 million
  • Men’s Leadership Society: Raised more than $27 million
  • Women’s Leadership Society: Raised more than $8.5 million

Learn more about Leadership Giving