Catch the Spirit

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

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For our most recent
annual report,
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Upcoming Events

 09 May

Do More Than Give:
Six Practices of
Donors Who Change
the World
, by Leslie
7 - 8:30 p.m. Hosted by
SOS member Sunny
Schaefer at Operation Food Search.
For more information, click here

 26 May

Annual celebration
of grantees and
members is a unique
event sponsored by
the Spirit of St. Louis
Women's Fund.
Steinberg Auditorium
Washington University.
Click here to register.

 02 Jun

Every woman who is now or has ever been a member of SOS celebrates at the Chase Park Plaza from 5-7 pm.
Click here to register for the fun!

              Celebrating 10 Years of Giving!

The Spirit of Giving

The Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund 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.




SOS President Gwen Wesley, left, is joined by Rebeccah Bennett (center) and Sheri Mistretta at the 2016  Discovering Our Community held March 16 at Maryville University.
Rebeccah led over 100 attendees in a discussion and exploration of the implementation recommendations by the
For Sake of All Project.

Thank you to members Leslie Corey and Riffi O"Brien for spearheading this effort. Exploring and educating our members about the critical issues that affect the St. Louis community is an important mission of the Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund and it is our members who make that happen.

A special shout out goes to SOS member and executive director of the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic (located at Maryville) Sheri Mistretta and Tom Eschen, vice-president of Institutional Advancement at Maryville University, for partnering with us on this event. Like Maryville University, we believe that fostering dialogue in an atmosphere of civil discourse and mutual respect brings us together and inspires action for the greater good in our entire community.

2016 Spirit Awards

The culmination of the grant making process by many of the members of the Spirit of St. Louis Women's fund is the annual Spirit Awards celebration, this year planned for Thursday, May 26 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Steinberg Auditorium on the campus of Washington University.

Our annual celebration brings together members, 2016 grantees, community leaders and guests. This will be our tenth year of grantmaking to the St. Louis community - an impressive display of philanthropy and made possible by the generous members of the Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund.

This year's keynote speaker will be
Marie-Helene Bernard, president and CEO of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Find out her vision for the symphony and the arts and the St. Louis community.

Click here to register for our annual Spirit Awards celebration.


All past and present members of the Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund will celebrate our ten years of giving this June 2 at The Chase Park Plaza in the Empire Room.

Plan now to attend our first ten years of giving together. Click here for more information.

Click here to register now for the CELEBRATION!

 Support our Fund

 For anyone in our community who supports our work building women's leadership in philanthropy, we welcome individual donations to our fund.

Click here to donate online.


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