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 …

Join Us for the Public Release of Our Power Moves Assessment Results

Earlier this year, Deaconess Foundation engaged Makiyah Moody, senior manager with LaPiana Consulting, to assess how the Foundation builds, wields and shares power using the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s ‘Power Moves’ toolkit.Through a collaborative, investigative process involving surveys and interviews with our partners, community members and philanthropic colleagues, we received feedback and got a view of our work from the various fields we engage. Our hope …

Missouri should raise – not the lower – the age to charge youths as adults

By Kristian Blackmon and Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson For The St. Louis American In the wake of cascading public health emergencies – first the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, then the murder of George Floyd and the violent police response to mostly non-violent protests for Black Lives – communities across the country are reexamining their relationships with policing and mass …