Featuring Emily Koenig, Acting Executive Director, St. Louis County Children's Service Fund
What is Lunch with Leaders?
Lunch with Leaders is a unique leadership development program aimed at fostering the next generation of philanthropic sector leaders in corporate, private, and family foundations. The program aims to create relationships and spark dialogue among new and experienced grantmakers.
How does it work?
New grantmakers and a rotating cast of experienced grantmakers meet for an informal lunch, coordinated by the Gateway Center for Giving. Each lunch has four spots for new grantmakers and is hosted by one experienced grantmaker. Meeting in small groups encourages informal, yet robust conversation around relevant topics. A "trigger" article (linked below) is sent out in advance, which helps prompt discussion.
Who should attend?
GCG Members (free) and Non-Member Funders ($50.00) who have been in the field less than 5 years. Space is limited to 4 guests.
Emily Koenig joined the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund (CSF) in 2016 as Director of Administration and has been serving as Acting Executive Director since May 2018.
Ms. Koenig has more than 15 years of experience in both non-profit and state and local government sectors working on issues impacting child well-being. In her current role, Emily provides strategic oversight of all operations of CSF including ensuring the effective distribution of the nearly $42M in resources received through local sales taxes for children’s behavioral health supports and services.
Emily is also active in the St. Louis community. She serves on the boards of the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank and Downtown Children’s Center. Emily lives in St. Louis City with her husband and two children.
Special thanks to Ameren Missouri for sponsoring GCG's Lunch with Leaders series.