Deaconess COVID-19 Funding Supports more than 100 Black-Led Groups

Deaconess Foundation invested more than $2.2 million to support emergency response and recovery efforts in the St. Louis region from March through August. Since the launch of its COVID-19 Equitable Relief and Recovery Fund, Deaconess has provided grants to more than 100 Black-led social service and social change organizations providing direct aid to people impacted by the pandemic. The Fund, …

Wilson To Leave Deaconess Foundation

The most remarkable gift of my professional life is that I have never had to choose…between calling and career, values and paychecks, or faith and work. Even when I came into full-time leadership at Deaconess in November 2011, I was not forced to leave full-time pastoral ministry. Service in one place informed and enhanced service in the other. In this …

Statement of Appreciation for Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson

With overwhelming gratitude, Deaconess Foundation’s Board of Trustees and Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being’s Board of Directors honor the Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson’s nine years of service to the children of the St. Louis region as president and chief executive officer of Deaconess Foundation. Throughout his time with us, Dr. Wilson embodied the Deaconess mission, vision and values while leading …

Deaconess Foundation Seeks Full-Time, Temporary COVID-19 Just Recovery Fellow

Deaconess Foundation is seeking a full-time, temporary COVID-19 Just Recovery Fellow to provide administrative support to the Director of Partnership and Capacity Building for initiatives to advance an equitable social sector recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fellow will engage in project management, coordinate routine processes, support relationship management, and enhance communications with key partners within initiatives. The deadline to …

Black Philanthropy: Foresight & The Legacy of Visionaries | August 2020 Newsletter

Deaconess Community, August is Black Philanthropy Month. The national theme this year is “Foresight 20/20.” It arrests me because of all the things I could have never foreseen on my journey that seem so well-ordered in the rearview mirror. In January of 2000, I came to St. Louis for a four-day conference preparing young adults for careers in non-profit management and youth …