United Way names Todd Schnuck and Roman Wuller co-chairs of 2021 campaign

Announced 11 others who will lead this year’s Leadership Societies’ campaign efforts


United Way of Greater St. Louis announced today that Todd Schnuck, chairman and CEO of Schnuck Markets, Inc., and Roman Wuller, chair of Thompson Coburn, will serve as co-chairs of the 2021 annual community campaign. 


“Many of our neighbors are still facing the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 crisis, and we know that recovery will be a long process. The work and impact of United Way are critical in the recovery process as well as in creating and maintaining strong and healthy communities.” Schnuck said. “It’s an honor for me to help lead fundraising efforts this year because, just as we at Schnucks exist to Nourish People’s Lives, we share United Way’s commitment to helping those who need it most right here in our hometown of St. Louis.”


United Way’s annual campaign runs from September through mid-November. The dollars raised through the campaign support more than 160 Safety Net agencies that help 1 million people in 16 counties throughout Missouri and Illinois.


“United Way has far-reaching impact, supporting the nonprofit safety net that means so much to the health and growth of our region, now and for generations to come,” Wuller said. “United Way works to create a safe and healthy home for everyone in our community, and I look forward to contributing to this work alongside Todd and the many other dedicated volunteers and generous supporters on this year’s campaign.”


United Way also announced chairs for each of its Leadership Giving Societies, including Mark Darrell, Spire, and Vivian Darrell, civic leader, for the Charmaine Chapman Leadership Society; Tim Niemann, Edward Jones, Debra Niemann, civic leader, Crystal Ross-Smith, Ameren, and Patrick Smith, Ameren, for the de Tocqueville Society; Bhavani Amirthalingam, Ameren Services, for the Multicultural Leadership Society; Keith Williamson, Centene Corporation, and Andrew Davidson, KPMG, for the Men’s Leadership Society; Margaret McDonald, HOK, and Susan Stith, Cigna, for the Women’s Leadership Society; Julie Whitehead, Burns & McDonnell, and Whitney Lawson, HOK, for United Young Leaders. More information about United Way’s Leadership Giving Societies can be found here.


“Todd and Roman both have a strong commitment to the St. Louis region, and we are grateful for their leadership in serving as this year’s campaign chairs,” said Michelle Tucker, president and CEO of United Way of Greater St. Louis. “Their experience and guidance, along with strong leadership in place from all of our Society chairs and cabinet members, will provide helpful insight in expanding our engagement with local corporate and civic communities in order to increase our impact as we continue to help people live their best possible lives.”