Featuring Rich Ryffel, Market Manager - Missouri, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
What is Lunch with Leaders?
Lunch with Leaders is a unique leadership development program aimed at fostering the next generation of philanthropic sector leaders in corporate, private, and family foundations. The program aims to create relationships and spark dialogue among new and experienced grantmakers.
How does it work?
New grantmakers and a rotating cast of experienced grantmakers meet for an informal lunch, coordinated by the Gateway Center for Giving. Each lunch has four spots for new grantmakers and is hosted by one experienced grantmaker. Meeting in small groups encourages informal, yet robust conversation around relevant topics. A "trigger" article (linked below) is sent out in advance, which helps prompt discussion.
Who should attend?
GCG Members (free) and Non-Member Funders ($50.00) who have been in the field less than 5 years. Space is limited to 4 guests.
Rich Ryffel serves as Market Manager—Missouri for J.P. Morgan Private Bank. He and his team provide high-net-worth individuals, foundations and endowments with advice tailored to their individual needs. He is also actively engaged in directing the firm’s regional philanthropic strategies. Read Rich's latest LinkedIn article about "Bring Your Philanthropy to Work Day".
His financial services career spans almost 30 years as an Investment Banker, Private Banker and Manager at A.G. Edwards, Bank of America and Edward Jones.
Active in the St. Louis community, he is a board member and immediate past President of the Normandy Schools Collaborative, serves on the board of Beyond Housing as well as the Corporate Partners board at the St. Louis Art Museum, and is a part-time member of the business school faculty at Washington University in St. Louis.
Special thanks to Ameren Missouri for sponsoring GCG's Lunch with Leaders series.