November Newsletter | Philanthropy’s Sphere of Influence

Deaconess Community, Earlier this fall Deaconess joined our investment partners at Bank of America Private Bank to discuss our socially responsible investment strategy that prioritizes diversity, equity and inclusion in the management of the Foundation’s endowment. Though our strategy has evolved over the years, our goals for our investment portfolio have always been clear: provide operational dollars for the Foundation …

Join Deaconess for the Annual Joint Public Board Meeting – Nov. 15, 2022

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 …

October Newsletter | Healing for Our Grieving Community

Deaconess Community, Our children are grieving. Our families are grieving. Our community is grieving. We are grieving with the parents, families, students, educators, neighbors, friends, and colleagues of the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience, and Saint Louis Public Schools community. Our hearts are broken as we mourn the persons tragically killed and …

September Newsletter | Organizing for Collective Power

Strengthening Workers’ Rights Strengthens Communities. Better and safer working conditions, fair wages, health insurance and reasonable work hours are just a few of the benefits labor unions have collectively bargained for throughout history. The standard 8-hour workday, 40-hour work week many of us have come to know so well came to be after the National Labor Union’s unsuccessful request of …