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Nationally Recognized St. Louis Regional Racial Healing + Justice Fund Awards 21 Grants in Second Cycle

The Community Governing Board of the St. Louis Regional Racial Healing + Justice Fund (RHJF) today announced the Fund’s second cohort of community grant recipients, who are receiving a combined total of $394,489 in funding. The 21 grant partners will lead efforts to (1) heal individual and community trauma, (2) engage a broader range of residents in...
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July Newsletter | Leadership Transition

Deaconess Community, For the last eight months I have had the pleasure of supporting the thoughtful and intensive work of the Deaconess Foundation Executive Search Committee during our national search for a permanent chief executive. The search is now completed, and I extend heartfelt gratitude to our community partners, peer funders, Deaconess staff team and...
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Bethany Johnson-Javois To Lead Deaconess Foundation As President & CEO

The Deaconess Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that lifelong St. Louis health and racial justice advocate Bethany Johnson-Javois, MSW, has been unanimously selected to serve as the next president and CEO of Deaconess Foundation. Her appointment follows a rigorous and thoughtful search led by the Deaconess Executive Search Committee, appointed by the Deaconess Board...
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June Newsletter | Fatherhood is Sacred

Deaconess Community, Fatherhood is a sacred identity. It is not conferred automatically nor does it belong exclusively to any one individual. There are various ways that we get to have or be fathers. Many people have assumed the role and responsibility for parenting young people with or without any legal or biological connection. The title...
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