A headshot of Ms. Cheryl D.S. Walker, Esq., in a grey blazer and glasses, smiling.

Our Path Forward: Welcome Our Interim President & CEO | October 2020 Newsletter

Deaconess Community, On Tuesday, October 6, Deaconess Foundation’s board of trustees approved the engagement of community leader, Cheryl D.S. Walker, Esq., as our Interim President & CEO. Walker is no stranger to this organization or community. She was a Deaconess trustee from 2011 through 2017 and chaired the board from 2015 through 2017. Cheryl was also the founding president of …

Deaconess Foundation Publishes Power Moves Assessment Recommendations

  Click here to read our Power Moves Assessment Recommendations Click here to subscribe to Deaconess Foundation’s mailing list for eAlerts and our monthly eNewsletter Watch: Deaconess Foundation hosted a livestream to discuss and release our Power Moves Assessment Results.

All In, All Hands for November 3 | September 2020 Newsletter

Deaconess Community, It happened again. Another human life was taken without accountability. Leaders in government stood before cameras and tried to explain it away. People in the community grieved, mourned and cried out. They were struck down and voices quelled by excursions of intimidation from the very public employees they pay to serve them. This could describe the events surrounding …

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 …