Congratulations to Our 2022 What’s Right with the Region Award Honorees!

Becky RasmussenEvents, News

On May 12, 2022, FOCUS St. Louis, the region’s premier leadership organization, will honor 20 individuals, organizations, and initiatives making a difference at the 25th Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration. These honorees were nominated by the public and selected by a committee of local leaders for their impact and service to the community. FOCUS St. Louis will … Read More

Neal Richardson Named As Emerging Alumni Award Honoree

Becky RasmussenAlumni, Events, News

At the 25th Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration on May 12, FOCUS St. Louis will honor Emerging Leaders alum Neal Richardson, Executive Director of St. Louis Development Corporation, with its 2022 Emerging Alumni Award. “Each year, more than 300 individuals graduate from our FOCUS programs and take what they’ve learned into their personal, professional and civic leadership … Read More

June McAllister Fowler Named FOCUS St. Louis 2022 Leadership Award Honoree

Becky RasmussenEvents, News

We’re pleased to announce June McAllister Fowler as the recipient of the 2022 FOCUS Leadership Award. Fowler recently retired as Senior Vice President of Communications, Marketing & Public Affairs for BJC HealthCare and is an active volunteer leader in the St. Louis community. This prestigious award, chosen by the FOCUS Board of Directors, is given annually to individuals who demonstrate … Read More

Celebrating Black History Month 2022

Becky RasmussenEvents

Looking for a way to commemorate Black History Month? Check out some of these local virtual events. Friday, Feb. 4 Black History Month S.L.A.M. Ferguson Youth Initiative 6 p.m. More Info 2022 Black History Celebration Frankie Freeman Inspirational Lecture with Laura Coates St. Louis County Library 7 p.m. More Info Friday, Feb. 11 Diversity Perspectives: Embracing Divergent Viewpoints Olin Business … Read More

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2022

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Looking for a way to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy? Check out some of the events taking place in the region and virtually in honor of the MLK holiday. All events below are free and open to the public. Monday, Jan. 3-Monday, Jan. 31, 2022 We Can All Serve – MLK Food Drive St. Louis Public Library More … Read More

Constance Gully and Michael McMillan to Receive FOCUS St. Louis 2021 Leadership Awards

Becky RasmussenEvents, News

We’re pleased to announce Constance Gully, President and CEO of Parents as Teachers, and Michael McMillan, President and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, as the recipients of the 2021 FOCUS Leadership Awards. This prestigious award, chosen by the FOCUS Board of Directors, is given annually to individuals who demonstrate committed leadership, generate a meaningful impact in … Read More

Celebrating Black History Month 2021

Becky RasmussenEvents

Looking for a way to commemorate Black History Month? Check out some of these local virtual events. Monday, Feb. 1 Transforming St. Louis: A Conversation with Kayla Reed and Blake Strode Washington University 5:30 p.m. More Info Who is safe in St. Louis? Examining Why Black Male Personal Safety is Critical for A Better St. Louis. HomeGrown STL and the … Read More

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Virtual Events

Becky RasmussenEvents

Looking for a way to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy? Check out some of the events taking place virtually in honor of the MLK holiday. All events below are free and open to the public. Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 The 4th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration “Embracing the Dream” Christian Hospital More Info Saturday, Jan. 16, … Read More

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

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