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Men’s Leadership Society

United Way’s Men’s Leadership Society was founded in 2013. Men from across our 16-county region make annual gifts of $1,000 or more in an effort to help people in our community live their best possible lives. The Society offers a unique way to value these contributions while familiarizing individuals with other key leaders in the region, preparing them for their role in serving our community.

Leadership Societies
Men’s Leadership Society Kickoff

August 27th, 2019 - 5:30pm-8:30pm

Tee off United Way’s campaign with the Men’s Leadership Society at St. Louis’ favorite sports entertainment complex: Topgolf! Topgolf features fun and competitive golf games, climate-controlled playing “bays” and unlimited play. Join us for dinner, dessert, drinks and the chance to win a three-month platinum membership to Topgolf.


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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. Through this donation, we invest in the people of our community while gaining the opportunity to develop meaningful professional connections to fellow leaders in our region.

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Men’s Leadership Society Cabinet


Joe Bergan, Edward Jones

Sumit Verma, IOVANCE Biotherapeutics



Cory Boss, Deloitte

Bill Howard, MiTek USA, Inc.

David Oeltjen, KPMG LLP

Jeff Orf, Cushman & Wakefield

Jason Spaetti, MERS/Missouri Goodwill Industries

Past Men’s Leadership Society Chairs

2018-2020: Joe Bergan and Sumit Verma


2016-2018: Arindam Kar and Michael Lawrence


2013-2016: Joe Ambrose and Ray Farris