Although cooler weather usually conveys we are nearing the end of the year, autumn is a season of beginnings at the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund.
The beginning of support for our newest grant recipients.
The beginning for our 2021/2022 Board of Directors.
The beginning of our annual grant review process.
The beginning of our events season.
The beginning of a milestone year for SOS.
Turning good into greater good. It’s why we give together. Thanks for all you do!
President and Proud Member
Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund
COME JOIN A Letter of Inquiry (LOI ) REVIEW TEAM
Become more familiar with the SOS process, small community nonprofits, and other SOS members.
LOI Review Teams review Letters of Inquiry and evaluate them based on SOS guidelines.
October 1 – November 3: Teams review LOIs
November 8: Recommendations due to Grant Chairs
November 18: Agencies selected for Site Visits
Time commitment for an LOI team member is 6-8 hours:
Parker McMillan (returning member)
You can define something you think is important and give designated gifts just for that. Examples:
What do you value?
Come to an informal info session on
Thursday September 14 – 12:30-1 p.m.
If interested, please contact Katy Dowd
Membership in the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund is open to all women.
You can join anytime.
2021-2022 Education and Social events for SOS
Is one of 84 women profiled and photographed in HER SELF an exhibit at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild, 12 North Jackson Avenue, Clayton. The show is up July 30-Aug 28, 2021.
Was named CEO of the St. Louis Jewish Light newspaper.
With compassion we announce the passing of Vicki Dimmich, SOS class of 2018. Her passion was solving for food insecurities. Her family requests that donations be made to our grantee, St. Louis Metro Market, in lieu of flowers.
At the Sheldon’s 4th annual Golf the Galleries show, Perennial (alongside Jenny), designed and built hole #7 completely out of upcycled materials! The hole is a visual reminder to think about how a circular economy (and a little creativity) can transform discarded items into something beautiful.https://www.ksdk.com/article/entertainment/television/show-me-st-louis/golf-the-galleries-returns-for-its-4th-season/63-eb0836af-41f2-4457-9389-b188f0d439ff
Urban Harvest sat down with Meet St. Louis to discuss their work and their mission. View the episode here:https://www.kmov.com/episode-152-urban-harvest/article_f18533d0-f56a-11eb-9763-df030ce72ca8.html
Check out what Dream Builders 4Equity, one of our 2021-22 grantees, is up to:
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Check out this thoughtful OpEd piece from the NY Times by Melinda Wenner Moyer
Some of our members attended an IN-PERSON event at the Ferguson Farmers Market but due to unpredictable weather ended up at the The Florissant City Diner,
1060 St. Francois Street, in Florissant.
On August 13 SOS members volunteered at The Collective Thread, a 2021-22 SOS grantee.