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Turning Good into Greater Good

Upcoming events

    • 12 Apr 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Community Foundation, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton MO 63105

    It's Ballot Fair time - one of the most exciting times of the year for our membership!

    This is the time when each of us, as active members of the Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund, gets to play an important role in deciding how our funds are spent in our community.

    Since 2007, SOS members have invested more than $3.1 million in the St. Louis community by supporting more than 95 local nonprofits. In 2023, we will continue this legacy.

    SOS site visit teams have been busy the last two months reviewing project plans, studying financials and conducting site visits to local nonprofits.

    At the Ballot Fair, we will learn about these nonprofit organizations and why they have been recommended for the Final Ballot. 

    Come ready to ask questions and become inspired by all the good things going on in the St. Louis community! 

    Site team members will be available to give further insight into each grant proposal.Team members are preparing pitches to deliver to the whole group that will start at approximately 5:45 so be sure to arrive on time! A voters guide will be sent out to all members with a ballot summary and instructions on how to vote electronically.

    Don’t forget to pay your dues so you’re eligible to vote!

    Organizations selected by SOS membership vote will be announced at the Annual Meeting & Spirit Awards on May 17th at Third Degree Glass Factory!

    Be there and lend your voice to this important part of the grant-making process!

    • 25 Apr 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • At the home of Maryanne Baer: 886 Victoria Place. 63122

    The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, was author and Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison’s first novel.  Set in Ohio in 1941, the story centers around a young girl whose self-confidence is eroded because she is consistently told she is ugly because she is Black.  These constant racial insults fuel her desire for blue eyes which she equates with whiteness and beauty.

    Morrison wrote this book to give voice to Black girlhood and to remind readers of ‘how hurtful racism is’.  An examination of beauty and conformity, she writes that Blacks feel ‘apologetic about the fact that their skin is so dark.’

    It has been a controversial book since its debut, banned in many states off and on over the years due to its explicit description of racism and bias and childhood sexual abuse.  It continues to be on the banned book list in many states.

    Join us to discuss The Bluest Eye, one of Toni Morrison's most powerful, unforgettable novels - and a significant work of American fiction.

    Wine and light appetizers will be served.

    • 17 May 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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