As a public charity, the St. Louis Community Foundation’s mission, program, staff, and finances are overseen by a diverse, independent board of donors, and community and business leaders. Our board ensures we fulfill our mission by adhering to the highest professional and community standards.

Board Officers

Bill Schmidt (Chair), Managing Partner, Cultivation Capital

Eric Madkins (Secretary), Vice President of Community Development, Regions Bank

Board Members

Marvin Anderson, Sr. Vice President, Private Client Advisor, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

James Castellano, Strategic Advisor, Board Member, & Chair (retired), RubinBrown and Baker Tilly

Terry Crow, Partner, Crow Takacs,; Managing Member, Gateway Clippers

Steve Bredbenner, Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Commerce Trust Company

Stephen Daiker, Partner, Harrison & Held LLP

Carla Jackson, Sr. VP, Senior Portfolio Manager, First Bank

Karen Jordan, Managing Partner, Dentons

Jim Krekeler, President, Krekeler Properties LLC

Nina Leigh Krueger, CEO, Nestle Purina U.S.

Mont Levy, Commissioner, Regional Arts Commission

Mitch Meyers, Partner; BeLeaf Medical

Michael McMillan, President & CEO, Urban League of St. Louis

Stephen J. Rafferty, President, Summit Consulting Group

Shelley Seifert, Chairman and CEO, First Bank (retired)

Julio Suárez, Managing Director, DRi Waterstone Human Capital

Donald Suggs, President and Publisher, St. Louis American

Marquita Wiley, President, Trenier Enterprises LLC

Clint Zweifel, President and CEO, Northern Trust – Missouri


Laurna Godwin, Chair Emeritus, President, Vector Communications Corporation

Matthew Madsen, General Counsel, Member, Harrison & Held, LLP

Past Board Chairs

Shelley Seifert, 2023
Matthew W. Geekie, 2018–2023
Thomas R. Collins, 2016-2018
Stephen J. Rafferty, 2014-2016
Laurna C. Godwin, 2011-2014
Derek K. Rapp, 2009-2011
Lester J. Buechele, 2006-2009
Albert E. Suter, 2003-2005
Glenn J. Sheffield, 2000-2002
Eugene J. Gabianelli, 1997-1999
Susan Musgrave, 1994-1996
Donald H. Streett, 1989-1993
Walter Gray, 1986-1988
George S. Rosborough, 1981-1985

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