Our Leadership Giving Societies are an important component of what we do at United Way. With over 7,000 members, our Leadership Givers are passionate, community-focused philanthropists who serve our region and develop as leaders for change. Members raise their hands to support our community through volunteerism and fundraising. They exemplify what it means to be leaders in the community, and are a huge part of our 100-year history of helping our neighbors in need.

 

We are pleased to announce our 2022 Leadership Society Chairs.

 

Charmaine Chapman Society:

Adrian Bracy
Executive Director
The Steward Trust

Vernon Vito Bracy
Chief Executive Officer
President Renaissance Voice Communications

“We are inspired to support the St. Louis region because of the generosity of the philanthropic community.  The St. Louis community is a unique region that gives from the heart.”
 
– Adrian Bracy and Vernon Vito Bracy


Women’s Leadership Society:

Susan Stith
Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Corporate & Employee Giving and Executive Director
Cigna Foundation

 

Multicultural Leadership Society:

Bhavani Amirthalingam
Ameren
Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Information Officer

Santiago Beltran 
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Logistics Manager

 

SiSi Beltran 
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Vice President of Marketing

 

 

“It is important to provide avenues for all to give and provide impact, and through the Multicultural Leadership Society, I have enjoyed bringing together diverse people and thought to provide support within this region.” 
– Santiago & SiSi Beltran

 

 

Men’s Leadership Society:

Andrew Davidson
Office Managing Partner
KPMG

Jim Lally
President and CEO
Enterprise Financial Services Corporation

“The Leadership Societies are the backbone of United Way.  Without the support of Leadership Givers, both financially and leading by example, the United Way could not exist in its current capacity.  I was inspired by leaders before me and it is important that we, as leaders, inspire those who come after us.” 
– Andrew Davidson

 

United Young Leaders (UYL):

Whitney Lawson
Interior Designer
HOK

 

“United Young Leaders is a fantastic way to not only help the St. Louis community, it’s a great way to get involved as a young professional. UYL offers so many ways to learn about United Way, volunteer, donate to a great organization, and get an introduction to being on a board. Getting young professionals involved in non-profit work earlier is setting us up for future success in our community as a whole!” 
– Whitney Lawson

 

 


Rodney Humphries

Rodney Humphries is the communications specialist for United Way of Greater St. Louis and a proud graduate of Webster University where he developed his passion for writing. In college, he combined his love for writing and sports, serving as the primary sports writer for his school newspaper while also developing his own sports blog. After graduating, he continued his love for writing as he served as a freelance writer for various publications. Rodney continues to be a fan of Webster athletics, you will often see him sitting courtside at a lot of their basketball games.