The Board of Directors of the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation
announced today that Amelia Bond, a nationally knownpublic finance
leader, investment banker, and St. Louis community volunteer, is its new
President and CEO effective January 3, 2012.
Bond replaces David Luckes who retired from the Foundation last spring after ten years of service. Foundation officials conducted a nationwide search for his successor. “Amelia Bond will be a fantastic addition to our foundation,” says Board Chair Laurna Godwin. “With her skills and experience, she will be an asset to the foundation in advancing our mission of helping St. Louisans put their charitable dollars to work to make a difference in people’s lives.”
After spending several years on Wall Street, Bond moved to St. Louis where she served as an investment banker specializing in assisting cities, counties, school districts and states finance their capital needs. For almost a decade, Bond led A.G. Edwards’ eleventh ranked national public finance department. On a national level, she served as a member and was elected by fellow industry leaders to serve as chairman of the Municipal Securities Regulatory Board (MSRB), which writes the rules and laws governing the municipal industry. Amelia was the first woman from the banking industry to be selected as chairman. In 2009, Bond opened a St. Louis public finance investment banking office for the Kansas City-based firm George K. Baum.
The Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation has more than $180 million in charitable assets and annually distributes nearly $20 million in grants.