A Century of Service. Giving for Good.

Give STL Day 2017

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Are you excited? We’re excited! It’s almost time for this year’s Give STL Day event!  Please join us on Thursday, May 11th, to see how much money we can raise for area nonprofits. 

Visit givestlday.org today to browse all participating nonprofits.

The Quest Scholarship Fund

 

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Quest Scholarship Fund donors believe that learning, especially intercultural learning, is a basis for the growth of the individual and the betterment of schools, the local community, and the worldwide community. Opportunities for intercultural learning should be accessible to all. The Quest Scholarship Fund aims to help high-achieving students from low-income families experience a life-changing opportunity to study abroad. The AFS-USA Faces of America study abroad program offers students a scholarship that will cover 50% of program tuition when the other 50% is matched by local community-based organizations or funds. Until now, the St. Louis region has not participated in this valuable opportunity for our youth. The Quest Scholarship Fund was created to change this.

The Quest Scholarship Fund, established as a component of the St. Louis Community Foundation, will allow like-minded donors to come together to provide money for scholarships.  The fund is seeking help to raise $50,000 each year to provide ten (10) or more scholarships to deserving young people. For more information about applying for this scholarship, contact Tameka Herrion, Scholarship Manager at scholarships@stlgives.org or (314) 880-4960 or Debra Veatch, Quest Scholarship Co-founder at dveatch@charter.net or (314) 578-1530.

To donate to the Quest Scholarship Fund, click here.

 

#2 Oak Knoll on Fox TV

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Take a brief tour of the Community Foundation’s new home, #2 Oak Knoll Park with Butler’s Pantry and Fox TV.  Click here for venue rental information.

 

Charitable Planning: Think Creatively

As you evaluate your year-end giving efforts, it may be helpful to think “beyond the checkbook” and develop a charitable plan that incorporates other assets like appreciated securities or even real estate. Doing so can extend the impact of your giving dollars for the causes or nonprofits you care about.

In addition, business owners contemplating a liquidity event (sale of the business or assets) should also take note, as they can potentially realize tax savings if they incorporate a charitable giving component prior to the transaction.

Regardless of the path taken, our charitable giving experts are able to work alongside you and your advisory team to develop a philanthropic approach that reflects your personal and financial goals.

Together, we’ll develop a thoughtful and informed giving program that is as unique as you are. 

Philanthropy & The Next Generation

img0981440wClarity, communication, and multigenerational collaboration are essential as St. Louis Community Foundation donors seek to involve the next generation in their funds and giving activities. To jump start the dialogue, the Community Foundation recently brought 21/64, a nonprofit consulting group specializing in multigenerational engagement, to St. Louis for a day of conversation with three key groups: donors, professional wealth advisors, and Community Foundation staff. 

During the day, participants were challenged to answer the following questions:

   — What is the legacy that you aspire to leave? 

   — What is the impact you want to achieve? 

   — Who is the funder you aspire to be?

Determining the answers to these questions will help donors — and their wealth advisors — articulate a charitable vision. In addition, 21/64 provided a colorful deck of images for donors and wealth advisors to use to drive conversations and define intentions, which provide the framework for a mission statement.

If you would like to learn more about the day’s activities, please contact the following: 


Donors:

Wendy Witte
Donor Services Manager
314-880-4962
wwitte@stlgives.org

 

Professional Advisors:  
Christine Burghoff
Director of Gift Planning
314-880-4967
cburghoff@stlgives.org

Donna Frederick
Giving Strategist
314-880-4958
dfrederick@stlgives.org

 

St. Louis Community Foundation

#2 Oak Knoll Park, St. Louis, MO 63105
tel 314-588-8200, fax 314-588-8088
info@stlouisgives.org