Major Donors


Thank you to our generous major donors. Your support helps FamilyForward move vulnerable children and families in the direction of hope. Contact Jessica Dederer, Chief Development Officer, for more information.


The Greg Echele Guardian Society recognizes individuals who contribute $1,000 or more to FamilyForward throughout the year. The name honors Greg Echele, Family Resource Center co-founder and 28-year Chief Executive Officer, who retired in 2016. We are proud to recognize Greg, who devoted his career to the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect, and family violence.

Honorary Chairperson: Christine Homan

  • Kim and Tom Adams
    Leonard Adewunmi
    Marggie and Sean Alsup
    David C. and Lynne Anderson
    Scott and Erin Anderson
    Stephen and Liz Appelbaum
    Glenn and Kimberly Archer
    Theodore and Kathryn Armstrong
    The Joseph M. Arndt Foundation
    Matt and Abbey Aubuchon
    Lael and Andy Bagnall
    Ramon Bahl
    Dennis and Jennifer Barnes
    Kevin and Debra Bastien
    Douglas Beach and Deborah Henry
    Walt and Anna Beck Foundation | Anna Mayer Beck**
    John and Jenny Beckstead
    Cynthia and Michael Behr
    Sheree Behrndt
    Joe and Aimee Bergan
    Cindy and Rob Berner
    Andy Berra
    John and Crystal Beuerlein
    Brad and Anne Bishop
    Megan and Joel Bittle
    Grant and Tara Bleeker
    Michael Bobroff
    Kris and Claire Boevingloh
    Meredith and Josh Boggess
    Satonya and Britt Booker
    Mitchell and Kathy Botney
    Stephen F. Brauer Camilla T. Brauer Charitable Trust
    Jerald Briggs
    Valori Bring
    Kevin and Mary Buescher
    Tim and Sandra Burke
    Matt and Sandra Burkemper
    Peter Carrara
    Kent and Diane Chancellor
    Richard and Christine Clark
    Barbara Clements
    Brian and Vicki Clevinger
    Robert and Sherri Connors
    Joe and Jennifer Conry
    David Cronin and Harriet Switzer
    Robert and Ayumi Cullen
    Tom and Merilee Curran
    Michael and Rebecca Daming
    Joseph and Tasha Davies
    Jessica and Rick Dederer
    Edward and Julie DeVault
    Pam Diaz
    Joan Dieckmann
    Linda Dill
    Jim and Ann Dillon
    Aaron and Amy Dimmitt
    Mike and Torie DiSalvo
    Jeffrey Drew
    Larry Duke
    Greg Echele and Gail Gordon
    Tonya Edmond
    Charles and Marcia Edwards
    Edgar Ellermann
    Nathan Emmons
    Greg and Lisa Erekson
    Pete Faulhaber and Sarah Whitmore
    Centron Felder
    Matthew and Jaime Fishering
    Marilyn Stovall FitzGerald and Jim FitzGerald
    Kara Dee and Tim Flacke
    Martha and Ken Fleischmann
    Andrew Foley
    The Gall Family Fund | Judith Gall
    Aileen Garcia
    Jenifer and Ivan Garcia
    Kelly and Pamela Gardner
    Jerry Garrett
    Richard and Amy Giardino
    James and Rita Gibbons
    Tyler Glynn
    Steve Goldstein and Laura Staley
    Dan Groneck
    CJ Hagemann
    Linda B. Haley
    Deborah Hanlon
    Bryan and Lynn Hargiss
    Anna Harris
    Yvette Hartsfield
    Matt and Kelly Harvey
    Paul and Nancy Haupt
    Robin and Jason Head
    John and Angela Heithaus
    John and Eleanor Heithaus
    Jason and Melanie Henderson
    Sal Hernandez
    Brad and Michelle Hershberger
    Jan and Gabe Hess
    Bill and Susie Hizar
    Craig C. and Jessica Hoagland
    Lucas and Megan Hocker
    Phyllis Hoff
    Robert and Susan Hoff
    Holekamp Foundation | Mandi and Eric Holekamp
    David Holmes and Nancy Neff Holmes
    Lawrence and Barbara Holmes
    Scott and Sheila Holtswarth
    Christine and Scott Homan
    Dea Hoover and Declan Rutan
    Sam and Pat** Hopmeier Charitable Fund at YouthBridge Community Foundation
    Jerome L. Howe, Jr.** Endowment Fund
    Kyle and Valerie Hubbard
    Matt and Christina Hunt
    Marlene Hunter
    Bob and Lynn Huson
    Donald and Patricia Imholz
    Dave and Sarah Johnson
    Everett and Amy Johnson
    Kristin Johnson
    Lesa and Richard Johnson
    Liz and Scott Johnson
    Richard and Sandra Johnson
    Alan and Julia Jones
    Chris and Amie Jones
    Chase and Cathy Kane
    John and Sharon Kang
    Diane and David Katzman
    Christy and Allen Kaufman
    Molly Keegan and Ted Thomas
    David and Patricia Keinath
    Korey Keninger
    James and Margaret Kiley
    Alison Kindle Hogan
    Jerome and Kathleen Kiske
    Steve Knight
    Gail and Matt Knipshild
    Hema and Srini Kosaraju
    Victor Koury and Faith Radtke
    Christine and Jon Krueger
    Toni and Mark Kutchan
    Judy LaBrie
    Arnold and Eleanor** Larson
    Steffani and Lanny Lautenschlager
    Dot and Larry LeGrand
    Gregg Lepper and Shawn Adelmann
    Katy and Gerald Linnenbringer
    Travis and Jessica Lockrem
    Joseph and Doris Lyons
    Michael and Corinne Manchisi
    Brent and Stacey Mannebach
    Julie Maune
    Daniel and Diana McCoy
    Philip and Jeanne McDermott
    Jake McDonald
    Joseph and Ashley McGuire
    John and Julie Meersman
    Earl and Nikkisha Ming
    Ming-Nash Family Charitable Fund
    Monique and John Mitalovich
    Steve and Shannon Mitchell
    Gary and Christina Mohler
    Earl and Mary Morgan
    Lynn Morley
    David and Lauren Nall
    Thad and Teresa Neal
    Andy and Peggy Newman
    Karen and Bill Nolte
    Dorothy Norland
    Kevin and Jeannine Nussbaum
    Gary and Gail Olson
    Bill and Paula Ott
    Laura and Bill Overturf
    Phil and Gentiana Owen
    Greg and Gale Patterson
    Rebecca and Arno Perlow
    Paula Pettibone
    Emily Phelps and Hunter Ryan
    Jim and Beth Phelps
    Donald and Judy Podrasky
    Juliane and Omri Praiss
    John Prazma
    Norm Pressman and Wendi Alper-Pressman
    Private Donor
    Todd and Janet Purdy
    Diane and Greg Ray
    Scott and Eileen Reese
    Chris Reid and Jennifer DeLaney
    Jane Reid
    Geoff and Barb Rigabar
    Ross Family Foundation | Don and Nancy Ross
    Patrick and Heather Samson
    Kathleen and Scott Scarmana
    Jake and Kelly Schindler
    Matt and Vera Schmitz
    Bryan and Margie Scott
    Lorraine Sewell
    Eben and Kristin Shantz
    Julie Simaytis
    Emery and Cristy Skolfield
    Brad and Christina Smith
    Steve and Ellen Smith
    Jen and Chris Snyder
    Charles and Marcia Spener
    Eric and Robin Stafford
    Kermit and Karen Starnes
    Warren and Judy Steffens
    Greg and Marcia Stiff
    The Jeff and Linda Strobel Charitable Fund | Jeffrey and Linda Strobel
    Stephen and Angela Strum
    Bill and Kerrie Stude
    William and Margaret Stude
    Julie and Brad Sullivan
    Janette and Steve Taaffe
    Matt and Kelly Thomason
    Greg and Marcia Thudium
    Daniel and Sheila Timm
    John and Elizabeth Tomasovic
    Brian and Stacey Toomay
    Jane Tschudy 2006 Charitable Income Trust
    Carl Uhlig
    Mike and Marianne Valley
    Raymond and Laurie Van de Riet
    Jeff and Julie Vest
    Jerry and Elizabeth Von Rohr
    Lesley Ann Waldheim
    Henry and Susan Warshaw
    Derrick and Lea Wendling
    Linda and Pete Werner
    Darrell West and Anissa Weed
    Sarah Whitmore and Pete Faulhaber
    Kacey Whitworth
    Chuck and Sherri Woods
    Vicki Wroblewski
    Ralph and Heather Wuebker
    Kenneth and Beverly Young

Updated 09.30.23


The following companies and foundations support FamilyForward through event sponsorships, grants, and major gifts.

  • Alberici Constructors, Inc.
    Alliance Technology Partners
    Altman-Charter Company
    Aramark | Social Current
    Are We There Yet?, LLC
    ARPA| The Community and Children’s Resource Board of St. Charles County
    ARPA | State of Missouri
    Ascension Health
    ATB Technologies
    Ballmann Family Private Foundation
    Bank of America
    Bellwether Foundation
    The Berges Family Foundation
    Clara Bigham Foundation
    BloomCo LLC
    Blues for Kids Foundation
    The Boeing Company
    Brown School of Social Work at Washington University
    BSI Constructors, Inc.
    Burrows Family Foundation
    The Caesar’s Foundation
    Charity Clothing Pickup
    Charity Golf International
    Chemline Cares Fund, a component of the St. Louis Community
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    Clayco Construction Co.
    The Clorox Company
    Dana Brown Charitable Trust, U.S. Bank, Trustee
    The Dennis M. Jones Family Foundation
    Delta Dental of Missouri
    Drury Family Charitable Foundation
    East Missouri Foundation
    Edward Jones
    Enterprise Holdings Foundation
    Episcopal Presbyterian Health Trust
    Ernst & Young LLP
    Evntiv, LLC
    First Bank
    Fischer-Bauer-Knirps Foundation
    Gateway Children’s Charity
    Gateway to Innovation
    Graybar Electric Company
    Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale
    Raymond and Grace Harmon Charitable Foundation
    icon Mechanical
    Inter-Global, Inc.
    J & D Lyons Frozen Custard Inc.
    Jackes Foundation
    Jefferson Foundation
    Jordan Charitable Foundation
    Kappa Delta Sorority, Saint Louis University
    Katherine Stauffer Charitable Trust
    Wayne C. Kaufmann Charitable Foundation
    Kellwood Foundation
    Knights of Columbus, Incarnate Word Council No. 9981
    Knights of Columbus-Dardenne Council #2273
    Koury Agency, Inc.
    The Lucille and Bruce Lambert Charitable Foundation Inc.
    Let’s Build Hope, LLC
    Lockton Companies, LLC
    Lottie’s Cafe of Illinois LLC
    John Allan Love Foundation
    The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation
    McBride Homes
    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
    Modern Imports
    Margaret Mudd Fletcher Charitable Foundation
    NISA Charitable Fund
    Nordstrom Cares
    Object Computing, Inc.
    Palo Alto Networks
    PayneCrest Electric, Inc.
    Pettus Foundation
    Plaza Advisory Group
    Herman T. and Phenie R. Pott Foundation
    Bernice Priger Charitable Foundation
    Private Donor
    QuikTrip Corporation
    Ross Family Foundation
    RSI Kitchen & Bath
    The Saigh Foundation
    Saint Joseph Parish of Cottleville
    Shanahan Family Foundation
    SHAPE America
    Mildred, Herbert and Julian Simon Foundation
    St. Louis Philanthropic Organization, Inc.
    St. Louis Unitarian Foundation for Children
    St. Luke’s Hospital
    Staenberg Family Foundation
    State Farm
    Stone, Leyton & Gershman
    Summit Development Group
    Sunnen Products Co.
    Megan E. Taylor Fund
    The Crawford Taylor Foundation
    Thompson Coburn LLP
    Ticket to Dream Foundation
    The Tilles Foundation
    Tracy Family Foundation
    TriZetto Provider Solutions, a Cognizant Company
    UHY Advisors MO, Inc.
    United Healthcare
    United Way of Greater St. Louis
    Veterans United
    Wasinger Daming, LC
    Wies Drywall and Construction Corp.
    Women’s Independence Scholarship Program

Updated 09.30.23