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United Way of Greater St. Louis' Men's Leadership Society

Men’s Leadership Society

Men’s Leadership Society (MLS) brings together members from across our 16-county region to create a unique community of philanthropists dedicated to making our community a better place for all.

 

By answering the call to help their neighbors in need, MLS members make a difference every day throughout our region.

MEMBER BENEFITS

 

Your investment directly improves the lives of thousands of local people. As a Men's Leadership Society member, you’ll:

PHILANTHROPY

Men’s Leadership Society’s generosity ensures that when people need food, shelter, care, counseling or respite, someone is there to help. Members care about the communities they call home, and they want to make a positive impact.

LEADERSHIP

Men’s Leadership Society offers an outlet for leaders from across the region and every industry sector to connect over a shared cause. Membership in the Society demonstrates community leadership and offers opportunities to develop as leaders for change.

COLLABORATION

We know we’re stronger when we work together. Men’s Leadership Society is impacting people’s lives right here in our own backyard. With United Way, we have the strong partner needed to make a difference on a much larger scale.

HEAR WHAT MEMBERS SAY

Neil Hershey

"United Way lives into the age-old adage, 'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.' United Way has systems, structures and empathic leaders directing a myriad of support to people in our communities and their families every single day. A gift to the United Way of Greater St. Louis ripples deeply throughout our communities for the better. Far better than how one could direct any single philanthropic gift. Why do I have such faith in the United Way? I know this personally because in a time of my life when I didn’t expect it, my family benefited from the services of a United Way agency."

Your dollars matter

$1,000

provides a month’s stay for a mother and her children in a domestic violence shelter

$2,500

provides three nutritious meals delivered to 500 homebound senior citizens

$5,000

provides job skills and training courses for 50 unemployed people to gain full-time employment

Member Criteria

Open to men who support Men's Leadership Society's mission and make an annual pledge of $1,000 or more to United Way of Greater St. Louis.

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READY TO JOIN?

The annual membership commitment for the Men's Leadership Society is a $1,000 donation to help people in the St. Louis region live their best possible lives.

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2020 Men's Leadership Society Cabinet

 

2020 CHAIRS

Michael Hart, Regions Bank

 

CABINET MEMBERS

Joe Bergan, Edward Jones

Cory Boss, Deloitte

Patrick Clarkin, Edward Jones

Neil Hershey, Edward Jones

Adam Lenau, Amazon

David Oeltjen, KPMG LLP

Jeff Orf, Cushman & Wakefield

Andre Stevens, Slalom

Kurt Wunderlich, Buckingham Strategic Wealth

Past Men’s Leadership Society Chairs

2018-2019: Joe Bergan and Sumit Verma

 

2016-2018: Arindam Kar and Michael Lawrence

 

2013-2016: Joe Ambrose and Ray Farris

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