MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Greater East St. Louis Community Fund is to work to benefit the residents of East St. Louis and Brooklyn, Illinois in accordance with the directives of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.  It is further the mission of the Fund to help the residents of East St. Louis and Brooklyn move up and out of poverty and to improve the Greater East St. Louis community and, in turn, to give back to and encourage others to work to benefit the communities of East St. Louis and Brooklyn.

The Greater East St. Louis Community Fund is a 501(C)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization.

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GUIDING PRINCIPALS

•  To serve the residents of East St. Louis and Brooklyn, Illinois
•  To support and sustain the mission statement of the Fund
•  To be upstanding financial stewards of the Fund
•  To encourage philanthropy from Board members, beneficiaries and partners of the Fund
•  To be always respectful of residents of East St. Louis and Brooklyn, Illinois, Board members, Staff, and all those who have any kind of relationship with the Fund
•  To support programs that will have broad, lasting impact on the Greater East St. Louis Community
•  To promote continuous learning for Board members, partners and collaborators
•  To be public stewards of the Greater East St. Louis Community

The Greater East St. Louis Community Fund is a 501(C)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Julie A. Fix Meyer
President
Attorney

Dr. Venessa A. Brown
Vice President
Associate Chancellor & Chief Diversity Officer
Southern Illinois University: Edwardsville

Jerina D. Phillips
Secretary/Treasurer
Attorney
Lewis Rice, LLC

Christiane H. Jackson
Director of Research
St. Charles Community College

William D. Stiehl, Jr.
Attorney

STAFF

Pamela R. Tucker Coaxum, MRP
Executive Director

FINANCIAL ADVISORS

Kerber, Eck, Braeckel, LLP
UMB Bank