Deaconess Friends & Partners,
For the last nine years, Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson has served the St. Louis region and its children as the president and chief executive of Deaconess Foundation. In a few short weeks, Starsky will depart Deaconess Foundation to lead the nation’s strongest, most effective voice for children, the Children’s Defense Fund. We are deeply appreciative of his principled and visionary leadership throughout the years having led our community in reimagining the role of philanthropy in the freedom struggle and guiding Deaconess’ evolution from a grantmaking organization into an institutional advocate for child well-being.
It is my pleasure to invite you to join Deaconess Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being’s Board of Directors and Deaconess’ staff team in celebrating Starsky’s dedicated service to our community and wishing him well as he embarks on his new journey with the Children’s Defense Fund.
On Saturday, November 7th, stop by between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to join us for a Community Farewell at Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being (1000 North Vandeventer Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63113). The celebration will embody the spirit of an open-house so guests may come, engage briefly, and go. Face coverings and social distancing are required. Masks will be provided as needed.
For our children,