Gather in Community, Share, and Reflect
Join us for the Annual Public Joint Meeting of the Deaconess Foundation and Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being Boards. The meeting will be held in-person, and we are also offering an engaging virtual option.
In addition to our traditional joint board meeting that includes remarks from Deaconess Foundation CEO & President Bethany Johnson-Javois and board chairs, we are seeking community feedback.
We are in the process of evolving our strategy to propel our work and the movement of child and community well-being that aligns with our 100-year vision. As a part of that process, we are asking the public to engage in dialogue regarding our public policy priorities, investment strategy, and desired impact. We are committed to listening deeply to residents, advocates, and partners.
To date, we have generated feedback from hundreds of residents in the region, including Southern Illinois. We will share trending finds and invite you to share what matters most to you. We are looking forward to hearing your input, sharing the evolution of our funding strategy, and much more!
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
5:00 p.m. – Reception
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Public Meeting
In-Person: 1000 N. Vandeventer Ave., St. Louis, MO 63113
Virtual: Link to join will be emailed to the address you provide on the registration form
Registration is required for both in-person and virtual attendees. Register here. Childcare and light refreshments will be provided to in-person attendees.
Deaconess Foundation is an institutional advocate that mobilizes people, policy, and power for the well-being of children and their families. A ministry of the United Church of Christ, Deaconess has invested more than $85 million to improve the health of the St. Louis community since 1998. The Foundation’s advocacy and grantmaking footprint includes St. Louis City, St. Louis, Jefferson, St. Charles and Franklin Counties in Missouri and Madison, St. Clair and Monroe Counties in Illinois.
Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being is a community action tank established by Deaconess Foundation. Its mission is to build power to advance child well-being in the St. Louis region by strengthening alliances for child-friendly public policy, increasing citizen contact with policymakers, positioning youth and organizers to move systems and engaging faith communities in child advocacy. Since opening in 2018, Deaconess Center has hosted nearly 30,000 child advocates, civic leaders and community organizers in more than 600 convenings aligned with Deaconess’ policy agenda.