Introducing Our New Lineup of FOCUS Virtual Events

Becky RasmussenAlumni, Events, News

During this time of social distancing, FOCUS has paused our in-person program days and events, but keeping our alumni and member community connecting and learning has never been more important. To meet the changing needs of our leaders during these challenging times, we’re pleased to introduce our new lineup of online events. Each week, we’ll offer virtual conversations for alumni … Read More

FOCUS & COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Becky RasmussenNews

At FOCUS St. Louis, we continue to monitor the news around COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Our highest priority remains the health and safety of our employees, program participants, volunteers and alumni – as well as the greater community good – and to this end, we have taken the following steps and precautions. This is a continually evolving situation, and we will … Read More

COVID-19 Update for FOCUS Programs & Events

Becky RasmussenNews

With the developing news regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), we wanted to take a moment to share how FOCUS St. Louis is addressing the concern in our leadership programs and events. We are closely monitoring the situation and are committed to following the recommendations of local, state and federal authorities. We are evaluating each of our program days and events on … Read More

FOCUS Names Deborah Patterson and Antoinette Carroll as Alumni Award Honorees

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

At the 23rd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration on May 7, FOCUS St. Louis will recognize two alumnae of its civic leadership programs: 2020 FOCUS St. Louis Legacy Alumni Award Deborah Patterson – Leadership St. Louis 1977-78 2020 FOCUS St. Louis Emerging Alumni Award Antionette D. Carroll – Emerging Leaders 2013 “Each year, more than 300 individuals … Read More

Congratulations to the 2020 What’s Right with the Region Honorees!

Becky RasmussenNews

On May 7, 2020, FOCUS St. Louis, the region’s premier leadership organization, will honor 20 individuals, organizations, and initiatives making a difference at the 23rd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration. These honorees were nominated by the public and selected by a panel of community judges for their impact and service to the community. FOCUS St. Louis will … Read More

Otis Williams Named FOCUS St. Louis 2020 Leadership Award Honoree

Becky RasmussenEvents, News

We’re pleased to announce Otis Williams, Executive Director of the St. Louis Development Corporation, as the recipient of the 2020 FOCUS Leadership Award. This prestigious award, chosen by the FOCUS Board of Directors, is given annually to individuals who demonstrate committed leadership, generate a meaningful impact in the community, and encourage strong community engagement in others. The award will be … Read More

Announcing Our Spring 2020 Class of Emerging Leaders

Becky RasmussenNews

FOCUS St. Louis® has selected 33 talented young professionals for the Spring 2020 cohort of Emerging Leaders. This competitive program provides participants (ages 22-35) with an increased sense of engagement in the region, as well as the tools to take an active role as the next generation of St. Louis regional leaders. Since its launch in 2012, the FOCUS Emerging … Read More

Guide to Casting an Informed Vote

Becky RasmussenNews

By Joani Alsop, FOCUS Director of Learning I’ve adopted principles to help me meet my responsibilities as a U.S. citizen to participate in our democracy. I’ve also found research links that have been helpful in navigating the sea of biased information to help me better understand the candidates and issues on my ballot, and to think critically about the impact … Read More

Celebrating Black History Month

Becky RasmussenEvents

Looking for a way to commemorate Black History Month? Check out some of the events taking place around town. Tuesday, Feb. 4 Unflinching: The Power of the African American Vote Missouri History Museum 6:30-8:30 p.m. More Info Wednesday, Feb. 5 The Black Rep Presents “Character Building” St. Louis County Library – Lewis & Clark Branch 7:00 p.m. More Info Thursday, … Read More

Meet the Spring 2020 Cohort of Coro Women In Leadership

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce the 20 outstanding individuals selected for the spring 2020 class of Coro Women In Leadership. The Coro Women In Leadership program offers professionals the opportunity to refine their leadership competencies, learn about the St. Louis region, and connect with other women from diverse backgrounds during this three-month program, held each fall and spring. … Read More