10 Years of Giving

In 2016, SOS will celebrate a decade of giving to the St. Louis community. Over 300 women in the St. Louis area have participated in giving over $1.8 million in grants.

SOS Advisory Council

Advisory council co-chairs, Shelby Schagrin, founder of the Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund, and Mary Schoolman, SOS founding member, have recruited an advisory council. The purpose of the council is to provide high level strategic input to the board that will enrich the organization. SOS's advisory council members will serve as a sounding board, offering ideas and expertise to the SOS board of directors.

During 2017, the council will delve into a specific challenge and provide input, including strategies and action steps to the board. The SOS advisory council is composed of a diverse group of people with a genuine interest in SOS and a commitment to the St. Louis community.

SOS Advisory Council Members

Co-chair, Shelby Schagrin
Managing Director, Investment Banking - Benjamin F. Edwards, Co.
Founder, SOS

Co-chair, Mary Schoolman
Co-Executive Director, The Educational Multimedia Company
SOS founding member

Ken Abendschein
Creative Strategist, Maritz Motivation Solutions

Renee Bell
President, Waterhout

Maxine Clark
CEO, Fox-Clark Family Foundation and SOS member

Molly Cline
Community volunteer

Kimberly McKinney
Chief Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity

Jeffrey Mittman
Executive Director, ACLU of Missouri

Brittany Packnett
St. Louis Executive Director, Teach For America

Gayle Palmer
Community volunteer, SOS founding member

Sunny Schaefer
Executive Director, Operation Food Search and SOS member

Rebecca Schulz
Vice President, Prosper Women Entrepreneurs and SOS member

Pete Werner
Consultant, United Way of Greater St. Louis