2019-20 FOCUS Officers and New Board Members Announced

Becky RasmussenNews

FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce the officers for the 2019-20 fiscal year, as well as nine new directors who have been named to the board. Board members are community leaders who demonstrate interest and commitment to FOCUS’ mission to educate leaders, connect leaders and facilitate the important conversations in the St. Louis region. Board Officers for July 1, … Read More

Meet the 2019-2020 Class of Leadership St. Louis

Becky RasmussenNews

FOCUS St. Louis has selected 59 outstanding individuals from the private, public and nonprofit sectors for the 44th Leadership St. Louis (LSL) class. These participants join a prestigious group of more than 2,000 leaders who have graduated from the LSL program since its inception in 1976. Leadership St. Louis is a highly respected program for established and emerging leaders who … Read More

Impact Fellows Report on Completed Projects to Community Stakeholders

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

2018-19 FOCUS Impact Fellows

Since August 2018 the FOCUS Impact Fellows have been digging into and creating impactful projects within the regional healthcare safety net seen through a racial equity lens. This is the second year the program has focused on the issue of healthcare, with the generous support of the Missouri Foundation for Health. In December 2018 the Fellows divided into three working … Read More

Thank You to Our Leadership St. Louis Alumni Dinner Hosts!

Becky RasmussenAlumni

Graduates and current participants from our Leadership St. Louis program gathered for another successful round of Alumni Dinners on April 11. An alumni favorite, these small-group dinners provide valuable opportunities for conversation and connection in an informal setting. Our next set of Alumni Dinners is scheduled for Aug. 13, and these dinners are open to alumni from across of all … Read More

Christine Chadwick and Blake Strode Named As Inaugural FOCUS Alumni Award Recipients

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

At the 22nd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards, FOCUS will introduce two new awards to honor graduates of FOCUS’ civic leadership programs. 2019 FOCUS St. Louis Alumni Award Christine Chadwick – Coro Women In Leadership 1984 / Leadership St. Louis 1986-87 2019 FOCUS St. Louis Emerging Alumni Award Blake Strode – Youth Leadership St. Louis 2003-04 / Leadership … Read More

Congratulations to the 2019 What’s Right with the Region Honorees!

Becky RasmussenNews

On May 16, 2019, FOCUS St. Louis will honor 20 individuals, organizations, and initiatives making a difference at the 22nd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration. The honorees were nominated by the public and selected by a panel of community judges for their impact and service to the community. Congratulations to the following outstanding honorees in five categories: … Read More

Bob Fox Named FOCUS St. Louis 2019 Leadership Award Honoree

Becky RasmussenNews

FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce Bob Fox, entrepreneur, philanthropist and chair/co-founder of the Clark-Fox Family Foundation, as the recipient of the 2019 FOCUS Leadership Award. This prestigious award, chosen by the FOCUS Board of Directors, is presented annually to individuals who demonstrate innovative leadership, generate a meaningful impact in the community, and encourage strong community leadership in others. The … Read More

Meet the New Class of FOCUS Emerging Leaders

Becky RasmussenNews

FOCUS St. Louis has selected 28 talented young professionals for the Spring 2019 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 Emerging Leaders … Read More