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Gateway to the Future: St. Louis Young Professionals Summit


Sep 14, 2017 – 7:30 AM

911 Washington Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63101 Map

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Launch St. Louis has a mission: to ignite young leaders for a stronger charitable community. In our ongoing effort to help connect young professionals and nonprofits in St. Louis, we’re excited to present the 5th Annual Gateway to the Future: A St. Louis Young Professionals Summit. The half-day summit will take place on Thursday, September 14, 2017, and will feature a number of high profile St. Louisans who are making a positive difference in the community.  The morning will kick off with networking and breakfast followed by a keynote address. Attendees will then participate in a series of breakout panel discussions: ​Pursuing Your Passion:Paul VandenElzen, Avant Marketing GroupBeth Korte, Cushman & WakefieldSamar Sikka, Wells Fargo Advisors  Fundraising & Friendraising:Jon Franko, Gorilla 76Rasheen Coleman, Maryville UniversityRachel D’Souza-Siebert, Gladiator Consulting  Technology Trends for Nonprofits:Elise Hastings, GivableEmily Knippa, United Way of Greater St. LouisDr. Perry D. Drake, University Of Missouri – St. LouisMatt Menietti, GlobalHack Join us for a unique opportunity to learn, network and discover ways get involved in the community. Summit Agenda 7:30-8:00 am- Registration and Breakfast 8:00-8:45 am- Welcome and Keynote Speaker 8:45-10:30 am- Breakout Sessions (3 total)  10:30-11:00 am- Wrap-Up/Post Event Networking  Have a question for one of the speakers/panelists? Tweet us at @LaunchStLouis and include #LaunchSTL with your question, and we’ll try to address your question during the Summit. What is Launch St. Louis? We energize and develop the next generation of leadership for St. Louis area non-profits. In short, we help these non-profits launch “young friends” groups. Young professionals ourselves, Launch St. Louis carefully addresses the need for other young professionals to experience meaningful involvement in the philanthropic community.  Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  Ticket sales are non-refundable.

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