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Boys Hope Girls Hope team leaders and board members are invited to reunite in St. Louis, Missouri for our annual fall Leadership Gathering, aptly themed “reunite HOPE!”  Together, we will discuss key issues, such as diversity, equity and inclusion, plan for growth to serve more young people in need, and have some fun—all while keeping the safety and well-being of everyone top of mind.

Don’t miss this chance to reconvene in person with peers and new members of the Boys Hope Girls Hope family and strategically plan for the future after such a long and difficult year!

We are aware that we remain in challenging pandemic times.  The safety and wellbeing of our Boys Hope Girls Hope Family is of utmost importance, and this gathering will follow all applicable local and CDC protocols.

Tuesday, September 14

NEW location
near the heart
of the city!

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A St. Louis icon since 1894, today the Union Station hotel retains the elegant archways and décor of its famous Grand Hall. The hotel is within blocks of City Museum and less than a mile from the heart of Downtown. Enjoy its 3D light show, featuring dramatic flames and a 100-ft waterfall, plus access to a fitness center and outdoor pool.

3-6 p.m.

Arrival and Check In for Team Members

St. Louis Union Station Hotel
1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

6 p.m.

Welcome Reception for Team Members with Cocktails and Entertainment

Wednesday, September 15

8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast and Spiritual Reflection on this Last Year

Fr. Paul Sheridan, SJ, Founder,
Boys Hope Girls Hope
St. Louis Union Station Hotel

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

One Team One Mission Scavenger Hunt & Lunch

St. Louis Forest Park

3 to 6 p.m.

Check in for Board Members

St. Louis Union Station Hotel

5:30 p.m.

Depart hotel by bus for 2021 Excellence Awards

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

4th Annual Excellence Awards

Moulin Events & Meetings
2017 Chouteau Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103

Thursday, September 16

8:00 to 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Child Safeguarding Training by Praesidium

St. Louis Union Station Hotel

9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Bellwether Strategy Session Part 1

Bellwether Education Partners
St. Louis Union Station Hotel

12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.


1 to 2:45 p.m.

Building Local Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plans

St. Louis Union Station Hotel

3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Keynote Address (via Teams) on Diversity, Innovation and Change; open to scholars and collegians

Stacy Brown-Philpot, former CEO, TaskRabbit

3:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wrap Session

Kristin Ostby de Barillas

5:30 p.m.

Depart hotel for evening activity

6 p.m.

Fun Offsite Activity

Friday, September 17

8 to 9 a.m.


8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Bellwether Strategy Session Part 2

St. Louis Union Station Hotel

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Gathering Wrap

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Stacy Brown-Philpot

CEO, Board Director, Advisor

Stacy Brown-Philpot has more than 15 years of consumer technology experience, leading the growth and scale of large and small enterprises in the digital economy. She is the former CEO of TaskRabbit, the leading task management network connecting skilled Taskers with clients to handle everyday services in the home. TaskRabbit was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in 2017.

In 2017, Stacy led the successful acquisition of TaskRabbit by the IKEA Group. TaskRabbit continues to operate independently but with the added benefit of growing exponentially through the acquisition. In addition to shaping the future of work, TaskRabbit is now a core driver of the e-commerce and services strategy for the world’s largest furniture retailer, with the mission of making everyday life easier for everyone.

Before joining TaskRabbit, Stacy served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Google Ventures, lending strategic expertise to the firm’s portfolio companies. Prior to that, she spent nearly a decade leading global operations for Google’s flagship products, including Search, Chrome, and Google+, and serving as Head of Online Sales and Operations for Google India. She also brings a background in finance from her experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Goldman Sachs.

Ranked by Business Insider as one of the 46 Most Important Blacks in Technology, Stacy is a frequent speaker on diversity, equity and inclusion. Notably, she founded the Black Googler Network, a seminal component of diversity initiatives at Google and the larger technology industry. Stacy is a founding member of SoftBank’s Opportunity Fund, a $100mm venture fund established to invest in Black, Latinx, and Native American entrepreneurs. She is also on the Board of Directors for HP Inc, Nordstrom, Black Girls Code, and The Urban Institute. She was named a 2016 Henry Crown Fellow with the Aspen Institute and Fortune’s 2015 40 Under 40.

Originally from Detroit where she developed a deep and abiding love for all things Motown, Stacy now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two daughters. She holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

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Bellwether Education Partners

Bellwether is a national nonprofit focused on dramatically changing education and life outcomes for underserved children by helping education organizations accelerate their impact and working to improve policy and practice. Based in Washington DC, they have served school districts, states, charters, foundations, nonprofits, and mission-driven for-profit organizations across the nation. Recent clients include Achieve Atlanta, the Gates Foundation, Cristo Rey schools, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Making Waves Foundation, Network for College Success, OneGoal, uAspire, and more. Bellwether is working with Boys Hope Girls Hope for 6 months starting in June, 2021 to help the Networkdevelop a plan on how we can serve more motivated young people in need with our holistic, long-term models.  Bellwether’s work with Boys Hope Girls Hope is being led by a team with a depth of experience, and strong connections to national educational and philanthropic partners.

Lina Bankert, Partner, Strategic Advising

Lina Bankert is a partner with Bellwether Education Partners and co-leads the Strategic Advising practice area. Lina joined Bellwether in the spring of 2012 as a principal. Her clients have included districts, charter management organizations, human capital organizations, foundations, and education entrepreneurs. She works with organizations on a variety of strategic and operational issues including strategic planning, business plan development, growth and expansion strategy, human capital and organizational design, performance improvement and sustainability, and grant development and implementation.

Rochelle Dalton, Senior Fellow, Strategic Advising

Rochelle Dalton is a senior fellow with Bellwether Education Partners in the Strategic Advising practice area. Prior to joining Bellwether, Rochelle worked as the Senior Director, eAdvising at the College Advising Corps, a national nonprofit that works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education. There she oversaw the College Point program, an America Achieves and Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative, which leverages virtual advising to support high-achieving, low- and moderate-income students through the college admissions process.



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