Deaconess Announces $2.2 Million Emergency Support for Black-Led Organizations

April 27, 2020 Deaconess Foundation is seeking to partner with local Black-led social service and social change organizations to invest a total of $2.2 million in support of COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts in the St. Louis region. The funding will support sustaining Black-led organization’s capacity to respond to community needs during the pandemic. The...
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Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson

National Network Names Deaconess Foundation’s Starsky Wilson for Highest Honor

April 24, 2020 ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities, recently named the Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, president and CEO of Deaconess Foundation in St. Louis, as recipient of its highest individual honor. He was designated the 2020 Ambassador James A. Joseph Lecturer on Philanthropy. The announcement came Friday, April 17, at the conclusion of...
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U.S. Census Every Household Matters

COVID-19 and the Count: Retooling and Resources for the U.S. Census

While the COVID-19 crisis persists, Deaconess Foundation’s Partners continue to advance our vision of a community that values the health and well-being of all children and gives priority attention to the most vulnerable. With each day’s reports of racial disparities in COVID-19 contraction, testing and loss of life, we see that this community only thrives...
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St. Louis leaders meet on Zoom

COVID-19 & St. Louis’ Kids: Resources for Children, Youth & Families

Deaconess Community, On Friday, March 20th, Deaconess joined Incarnate Word Foundation to jointly host ‘COVID-19 & St. Louis’ Kids.’ It was one of many necessary attempts to share resources with and remind leaders of the thousands of children and youth in the St. Louis region wrestling with the impact of the novel coronavirus. We were...
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