You can change our region

Our region is at a pivotal time of growth and renewal. When I speak to people from various sectors, communities and of differing viewpoints the one thing we can agree on is that in order to make a positive and permanent impact it will take involvement from everyone. No matter how insignificant you deem your contribution to be, it is important.

Famed scientist, Dr. Leroy Hood had to adopt a similar mindset when he attempted to get companies to pay attention to his new technologies that would later go on to revolutionize modern biology. His passion never faltered because he believed in his vision. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Hood said, “Don’t underestimate the power of your vision to change the world. Whether that world is your office, your community, an industry or a global movement, you need to have a core belief that what you contribute can fundamentally change the paradigm or way of thinking about problems.”

We need this same line of thinking as we begin to reshape our region. The conversations are already starting. Tomorrow, we have representatives from more than 150 local organizations – in the corporate, philanthropic and government sectors – coming together to discuss how we can leverage our collective power to challenge and inspire our region. I want to give special thanks to the folks from the following organizations for plugging in by joining us for the conversation tomorrow.

Will you plug in? I hope you’ll consider being part of the movement. Small acts by many players can absolutely be leveraged into a huge impact. Register for this important event today.


123 Exteriors Inc.


Advanced Technology Consultants


Almost Home

American Cancer Society

Arch Fiber Networks

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Better Family Life Inc.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri


Blade Technologies, Inc.


Boy Scouts of America

Capes Sokol Goodman & Sarachan, PC

Catholic Charities of St. Louis



Central Institute for the Deaf

Chassin Consultancy

Children’s Home + Aid

Children’s Home Society of Missouri


City Academy

Civic Progress

Clarus Communications

College Summit

Community Council of St. Charles County

Conscious Choices Corporation

Crime Victim Advocacy Center



Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Doster, Ullom & Boyle, LLC


Edward Jones


Eminence Events



Enterprise Holdings

Epworth Children & Family Services

Extra Help, Inc.

First Bank

Frankel Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

Gateway Region YMCA

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

Girls, Inc.

Good Shepherd Children & Family Services

Grace Hill Settlement House

Guardian Angel Settlement Association

Hampton Corporate Suites

Harris & Associates

Harris-Stowe State University

Illinois Center for Autism


Jefferson College

Jennings School District

Kelly Ramon Executive Coaching

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri

Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House


Ludus Inc.

Magic House



Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club

Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri

Merrill Lynch

Midwest Coalition Responsible Investment



MO Senate


Morgan Stanley

Northwestern Mutual

NTMA – St. Louis Chapter

Nurses for Newborns

Office of County Executive

Parents as Teachers

PNC Financial Services

Premier Planning Group LLC

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs

Provident, Inc.



Radio Arts Foundation

Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis

Regional Justice Information Service

Rise, Recover, Reconnect, Rebuild!

Robert Half Technology

Rohan Business Group

RX Outreach

Safe Connections

Saint Louis Art Museum

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis Zoo

Saint Vincent Home  for Children

Salvation Army

Senior Services Plus

ServeKool Technologies LLC

Simplified Telecom


St. Louis Arc

St. Louis Business Journal

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

St. Louis County Circuit Court

St. Louis County Government

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership

St. Louis Integrated Health Network

St. Louis Regional Chamber

St. Louis University

St. Luke’s Hospital

St. Patrick Center

StartLouis / Worldwide Communication Services

Stevens Group


Tangible Transformations

Technology Partners, Inc.

Teens Of Tomorrow

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Journey

The Magic House

The Staenberg Group

Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation

Trans Advantage a UniGroup Company

U.S. Bancorp CDC


United 4 Children

United Way of Greater St. Louis

Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis

Urban Strategies

US Bank


Veterans Business Resource Center

Washington University

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Advisors

Wells Fargo Wealth Investment Management

World Trade Center

World Wide Technology, Inc.

Wyman Center


Your Executive Image

Youth in Need

YouthBridge Community Foundation

YWCA Metro St. Louis

I’ll be there – will you?

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