Lunch with Leaders Featuring Steven Brawley

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All PhilMO Members (free) and Non-Member Grantmakers ($50) who have been in the philanthropic sector less than 5 years
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
11:30am to 1:00pm CDT
Online Zoom Meeting
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Featuring Steven Brawley, Executive Vice President of ARCHS

What is Lunch with Leaders?

Philanthropy Missouri's Lunch with Leaders is a unique leadership development program aimed at fostering the next generation of philanthropic sector leaders in Missouri. 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 gather for an informal lunch coordinated by Philanthropy Missouri. 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 "springboard" article is sent out in advance, which helps prompt discussion.

How will it work virtually?

To open this opportunity to our statewide Membership, this lunch will be held online via Zoom Meeting. Participants will receive a $30 gift card to a food delivery website to select their meal and have it delivered to their workspace.

Who should attend?

PhilMO Members (FREE) and Non-Member Grantmakers ($50.00) who have been in the field less than 5 years. Space is limited to 4 participants.

About Steven Brawley

Steven is the Executive Vice President of Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS). He has 30 years of strategic not-for-profit management experience. ARCHS is currently managing a portfolio of grants valued at more than $40 million and supports 30 human service initiatives that are positively impacting the lives of more than 123,000 vulnerable St. Louisans.

He is the co-chair of Philanthropy Missouri's governance committee and the former board chair of the University of Missouri–St. Louis Alumni Association and the Crime Victim Center of St. Louis. Steven is also an award-winning public historian noted for his research related to LGBTQIA+ and pop culture topics. He is the founder of the St. Louis LGBT History and author of Gay and Lesbian St. Louis.

Steven is a lecturer at educational institutions and a presenting member of the Organization of American Historians.  A sixth-generation Missourian, Steven has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri–St. Louis and a master’s degree from Saint Louis University.


PhilMO's Lunch with Leaders series is made possible by the generous general operating support of Ameren Missouri.


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