The Gateway Center for Giving Welcomes Four New Board Members

April 3, 2012

ST. LOUIS, April 3, 2012- The Gateway Center for Giving proudly welcomes in four new board members in 2012 including Keith Brooks of Cardinals Care, Kirby Burkholder of IFF, Robert Hughes, Ph.D. of Missouri Foundation for Health, and Amy Rome of The Rome Group.  Job changes among some of our existing board members left a number of openings on our board.  The board recently said good bye to long-time board member Lyle Brizendine.  Lyle recently resigned his position at Bank of America to accept a role in the advancement office at University of Missouri-St. Louis.  We wish him the best of luck in his new role! Read the rest of this entry »

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Missouri Common Grant Application- Frequently Asked Questions

September 27, 2011
It has been two months since the Gateway Center for Giving launched the Missouri Common Grant Application (CGA) and we couldn’t be more pleased with the feedback we are receiving about the Application. Eight grantmakers have already agreed to accept (or accept soon) the CGA and many more are reviewing the application and introducing it to their boards in hopes of getting approval to begin using it.

At today’s Meet the Donor program, over 100 nonprofit representatives came together to learn about the CGA and hear from grantmakers who helped to develop the application and plan to use it as part of their grant process.  The panel included Ann Vazquez (President of the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis), Kathy Gardner (Senior Vice President of the Community Investment Division at the United Way of Greater St. Louis), and Keith Brooks (Director of Cardinals Care). The panelists shared with the group information about when they plan to start using it and how they expect to use it (Lutheran- starting in October 2011, added a few questions; United Way- starting in Jan 2012, eliminating questions, one-time grant requests only; Cardinals- started using it in July, eliminated a few questions). Read the rest of this entry »


Center Members Support the Storm Recovery Efforts

April 25, 2011

The Center would like to recognize those members that have already pledged their support to help the tornado storm recovery efforts.  The tornadoes which wreaked havoc in St. Louis on Friday night damaged over 2500 homes and offices and blew out the windows at Lambert St. Louis International Airport.

Recovery efforts were underway almost immediately and our corporate members were some of the first to respond.  As of Monday afternoon the following organizations had already pledged their commitment:

  • The St. Louis Cardinals and Cardinals Care pledged $30,000 to the American Red Cross.
  • Monsanto gave $100,000 to the American Red Cross
  • Wells Fargo Advisors commits $100,000 to the United Way of Greater St. Louis
  • Peabody Energy delivered a check for $275,000 to the American Red Cross (for local and international disaster relief efforts.)
  • Centene along with St. Louis Bread Company delivered hundreds of sandwiches on Saturday to relief workers and victims (see picture below).
  • Build-a-Bear Workshop has committed bears to the American Red Cross for the relief efforts.
  • Regional Business Council gives $50,000 to the American Red Cross and $10,000 to Lambert St. Louis International Airport.
  • Boeing gives $50,000 and Boeing St. Louis Employees Community Fund gives $20,000 to the American Red Cross.
  • United Way of Greater St. Louis invests $200,000. $50,000 will go to the American Red Cross, $50,000 will go to the Salvation Army, and $100,000 will go to United Way 2-1-1.
  • Enterprise Holdings Foundation is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross and $50,000 to the United Way of Greater St. Louis.
  • St. Louis Blues 14 Fund is making a $10,000 to the American Red Cross.  The Blues players are also donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross.
  • Laclede Gas gives $25,000 to the United Way of Greater St. Louis.  They will also give 100% match of employee donations made to the United Way through May 9.
  • Maritz commits $20,000 to the United Way of Greater St. Louis.
  • Mastercard is giving $25,000 to the United Way of Greater St. Louis and $25,000 to the American Red Cross. The company is also doubling matching gifts made by employees through May 25.

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