In 2019, on every 4th Tuesday of the month, different members of our EPIP St. Louis community will lead monthly discussion on a particular topic or article. Grab a friend, bring your lunch and come prepared to meet new people and discuss ways to move the sector forward. EPIP St. Louis will provide snacks and dessert.
Funder Spotlight: Black Funders of St. Louis
This month we are joined by Maranda Witherspoon Richardson, CEO and Principal of MWR Coaching and Consulting. She founded the Black Funders of St. Louis (BFSTL) and operationalized the group in April 2016 with the support of 6 other founding members. BFSTL was founded on the principle of collectively pooling time, talent, and treasures to support and transform Black communities.
As we celebrate Black History Month, come learn about this important work and engage in conversation about the need for, and gift of, Black Philanthropy.
"The Black Funders of St. Louis (BFSTL) giving circle is a nontraditional form of philanthropy with a mission that encourages its membership to pool time, talents, and treasures to invest in the black community and positively impact the well-being of black children, youth, adults and families in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. This will be achieved through awarding grants and financial support, capacity building, and volunteer activities to support black-led nonprofit organizations in line with the mission of BFSTL and serving black children, youth, adults and families in the St. Louis metropolitan area primarily but not limited to St. Louis City and St. Louis County."
About the Speaker: Maranda Witherspoon Richardson
Maranda Richardson, MPPA, is CEO and Principal of MWR Coaching and Consulting. Mrs. Richardson earned a Masters of Public Policy with a concentration on Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the University of Missouri St. Louis, a bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Planning from Tennessee State University and an approved international Coaching Federation certification from Coach Diversity in Washington, DC. She brings over 15 years of experience working to advance racial equity in the social service, philanthropic, and government field by working with organizations and in communities least served. As CEO and Principal of MWR Consulting, Mrs. Richardson focuses on transforming lives, engaging communities, and advancing equity.
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