Our Annual Meeting, held in January each year, provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the prior year's accomplishments, amplify best practices, and forecast the future. We elect the Members of our Board of Directors, and we recognize philanthropic leadership in our region by presenting the Gateway Giving Awards to grantmakers who are engaged in outstanding work.
The 2018 Annual Meeting was held on January 25, 2019 at Innovation Hall, located in the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a huge success, including GCG Members and attendees from our wider community. We are grateful to Emerson, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, and Express Scripts for sponsoring this event.
The Gateway Giving Awards
To Celebrate and highlight excellence in the philanthropic sector, GCG annually recognizes grantmakers for their outstanding work. Awardees are nominated by grantmaking peers, nonprofits, and community members. Winners are announces annually at the GCG Annual Meeting.
Excellence in Innovation in Philanthropy
This award recognizes a grantmaking organization that has put significant support toward an unproven initiative or project that has the potential to yield meaningful community outcomes, or has engaged in innovative investing strategies. Nominees must be a philanthropic organization or group of philanthropic organizations in Missouri.
Excellence in Collaboration in Philanthropy
This award recognizes a grantmaking organization that has made collaboration a central part of its grantmaking strategy, and has shown itself to be an effective collaborator among its grantmaking peers and community partners. Nominees must be a philanthropic organization or a group of philanthropic organizations in Missouri.
Emerging Leader in Philanthropy
This award recognizes an individual who demonstrates generosity of spirit and a commitment to social impact both professionally, and personally. The award winner shows creativity and determination to improve the philanthropic sector, and demonstrates great potential for leading the sector in the future. Nominees must be an individual who has worked for 10 years for less in the philanthropic sector in Missouri.
Philanthropic Legacy Award
This award recognizes an individual or a family that has made a significant contribution to the philanthropic sector. The award winner has led an initiative or program that has changed the landscape of funding, or has made a significant or long-lasting contribution to an innovative program in our region. Nominees must be either an individual or a family who has contributed to the philanthropic sector in Missouri.