Deborah Patterson of Monsanto Fund, Orvin Kimbrough of United Way and Maxine Birdsong of Ladue School District celebrate at a thank you event for the 2012 African American–Charmaine Chapman Society Cabinet for the United Way of Greater St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS, MO - Via The St. Louis American: On December 5th, more than 200 United Way members celebrated the Charmaine Chapman Society’s record breaking 2.2 million raised for the United Way of Greater St. Louis. The Society is number one in the nation for the highest number of philanthropic donations by African Americans to an annual United Way campaign. Among the companies and its employees that donated included World Wide Technology, Inc., Edward Jones, Wells Fargo and UPS.
The Charmaine Chapman Society was founded by Donald M. Suggs, publisher and executive editor of The St. Louis American in 1994, and is named after the first African American and the first woman to lead the regional United Way.
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