This group of individuals is passionate for the area they live and work in, and they want to empower others to get involved and give back. Read their bios and follow the journey by connecting with them on social media.
Justina Coronel is a reporter at KSDK News in St. Louis, who is passionate about getting involved in her community. Whether it's attending fundraisers (virtual or in-person), reporting on local news or volunteering on her days off, she hopes to make a difference off and on the reporter field.
Daphne Dayoan immigrated to St. Louis from the Philippines in the early 2000s. Since moving to St. Louis, she has become enamored with the City's people and culture. Daphne models fashion and trends, and she is passionate about finding ways she can support local businesses. Daphne desires for all St. Louisans to be involved in their community, and she advocates that every bit of support helps create positive change within our society.
Maddie Elbe, a native St. Louisan and member of United Way's United Young Leaders, is committed to making a difference in her community. In addition to working as a Data Analyst at RGA, she is the founder and leader of RGA’s Lean In Circle - a space where employees come together across roles and levels to empower each other to achieve their ambitions and work to create a more equal world.
Lucas Farrell is a local digital marketing professional. Lucas owns Mango Social Marketing and created @stlbucketlist on Instagram, a popular community page to connect people who love St. Louis to events and ways to support local businesses. He believes that social media is one of the most powerful tools in creating change, connecting like minded individuals and supporting your local communities.
Brittney Harris is a St. Louis luxury real estate agent (and owner) of Brittney Harris Living. Brittney is passionate about sharing her love for St. Louis through homeownership, lifestyle and community. She maintains a work-to-live attitude, and she loves to spend time exploring parks, volunteering in the community and networking with other local business owners.
Andrew Mahtani is a licensed clinical social worker who has a deep love for his hometown - frequently operating under the pseudonym, Mr. Saint Louis. Andrew wants to help individuals in both micro and macro-level environments. He is a strong advocate of using social media to raise awareness about human rights issues, while also spreading a message of positivity, social responsibility, and general community well-being.
Devon Moody-Graham is an East St. Louis native, community leader, business strategist and entrepreneur dedicated to seeing a positive shift in economic development in the region for almost 13 years. By helping her clients get over $4M in capital, she is shifting the narrative and helping build underserved communities economically and sustainably.
STLMade is a celebration of a region that insists on moving forward by bringing people and ideas together in bold ways that make this a place where you can start something, get the support to stand out, and stay and make St. Louis yours. It's supported by a region-wide collaboration of residents, local leaders, institutions, businesses, and nonprofits helping to tell our story.
Charlie Tatum is a local creative coordinator and artist. When she isn't running communications for a youth development nonprofit, she heads the collective Painted Black STL, dedicated to connecting emerging and established visual artists with commissioned opportunities. These collaborations with foundations and businesses promote the inclusion and equity of black artists in St. Louis' creative scene.
Do you have a passion for getting involved and want to help the St. Louis region? We want to hear from you! Contact us to learn how you can become a United Way Brand Ambassador.