Catch the Spirit

SOS welcomes all women.
We believe the more women
come together, the more mountains
that can be moved.
Please join us!
Click here.


Learn about SOS

Click here to watch our video
For our most recent
annual report,
click here.

Upcoming Events

 08 Feb

Hosted by Marianne
Baer and the Education Committee.
For more information about

this night of fun and thought,
click here.

 16 Mar

For the Sake of All
and why it matters
to our community.

An evening to learn
and share. For more
information and to
register, click here.


              Celebrating 10 Years of Giving!

A Simple Idea

The Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund (SOS is a collective giving and grantmaking organization. Everyone gives an equal amount of money. Everyone has an equal voice. 

We are a volunteer democracy. Those who have time, give it. Those who don't are not judged. We respect that different women have different demands on their time at different times in their lives. There are no fundraisers, no galas.

We have only two requirements: pay your dues and vote on how it's given back to the community. Click here to become a member.


 For the Sake of All
And Why It Matters to Everybody

Health is fundamental to human well-being, but it is not equally distributed across our community. Life expectancy in Wildwood is 91.4 years; in Kinloch it’s 55.9 years. This kind of disparity takes its toll on our entire region, morally and economically.

For The Sake of All is a multi-disciplinary project on the health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis conducted by scholars from Washington University and Saint Louis University under Principal Investigator Jason Purnell. 

Event chairs Leslie Corey and Riffi O'Brien invite you to join program facilatator Rebeccah Bennett from Emerging Wisdom, LLC as we learn more and share information.

This event is open to SOS members & their guests, past & present SOS grantees, SOS Advisory Council, Maryville Women’s Leadership Council, University Staff and students.

Thank you to SOS member Sheri Mistretta and Maryville University for their sponsorship and support of this event.

For more information and to register for this event, click here.






Each fall, the Niagara Foundation recognizes individuals and organizations in the greater
St. Louis area that have demonstrated a strong commitment to serving their community while maintaining a global mindset. This year, the Niagara Foundation honored the Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund with its 2015 Niagara Community Service Award.

The Peace & Dialogue Awards seek to encourage leaders in the St Louis community to continue to be forces for positive change, inspire thoughtful dialogue about contemporary issues, and to bring together the best and the brightest in the region to work towards a more peaceful future.