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Join team and board leaders from across the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network for this extension of last fall's virtual gathering, reuniting to celebrate and plan for the future!

In the fall, leaders gathered virtually to hold key strategic planning sessions.  March 29-April 1, this and more important work will continue in-person to chart a bold vision for the future of Boys Hope Girls Hope.  We will also celebrate our 4th Annual Boys Hope Girls Hope Excellence Awards.


The changing course of the pandemic may concern some about traveling to the St. Louis area for the leadership gathering. As an organization, the planning team wants to ensure that all participants have an enjoyable week. Therefore, the following safety protocols have been put in place to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus to other attendees.

While attending the conference, all participants must do the following:

  • Show a copy of their vaccination card and/or a negative Covid-19 test result within 48 hours during registration (first day of conference only)
  • Answer several COVID-19 health screening survey questions at the time of arrival each day for the conference
  • Be asked to wear a mask while indoors and within large group settings

All participants are encouraged to practice social distancing and sanitization measures to help keep all attendees as safe as possible. Individuals who are not feeling well or become ill during the week of the conference are asked to stay home, recover, and take the necessary precautions for self-care. The planning team is looking forward to a great and interactive event and needs everyone to do their part to maintain a safe environment for all participants.   Please note that the event status for Reunite Hope and COVID-19 protocols may change due to developing safety policies and practices implemented by either Boys Hope Girls Hope or by the hotel and/or adjoining venues.

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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.

Tuesday, March 29

3:00 pm CT

Hotel Check-In | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

5:00 pm CT

Welcome Reception with St. Louis Aquarium Preview, Cocktails, and Entertainment

7:00 pm CT

Wednesday, March 30

8:00 am CT


9:00 am to 10:30 am CT

A Bold Vision for the Future of Boys Hope Girls Hope

Kristin Ostby de Barillas
President & CEO, Boys Hope Girls Hope

10:45 am to 12:15 pm CT

Talent, Recruitment and Retention: Building Sustainable Teams

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm CT


1:15 to 3:15 pm CT

My Road: Our Vision for Every Scholar’s Journey

4:00 pm CT

Depart Hotel by Bus for Network Headquarters

4:30 pm CT

Blessing and Ribbon Cutting of New Network Headquarters Office

Rev. Paul Sheridan, SJ, Founder
Joe Koenig, Network Board Chair
Kristin Ostby, President & CEO

Thursday, March 31

8:00 to 9:00 am CT


9:00 to 10:00 am

Alumni Perspectives on the Future of Boys Hope Girls Hope

10:00 am to 12:00 pm CT

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Matrixed Approaches to Board Building

Brenda Asare, President & CEO, The Alford Group

12:00 pm CT


1:00 to 2:30 pm CT

Funding Scale: Leveraging the Power of the Network on a Campaign

Brenda Asare, President & CEO, The Alford Group
Thom Digman, Principal, The Digman Network

2:30 to 4:00 pm CT

Putting it All Together: Affinity Group Breakout Discussions

6:00 pm CT

Depart Hotel

6:30 pm CT

Friday, April 1

8:00 to 9:00 am CT

Walk to Hope Kickoff Speaker & Breakfast

9:00 to 11:30 am

Walk to Hope Kickoff & Grab-n-Go Lunch | St. Louis Union Station Hotel to the St. Louis Gateway Arch

12:00 pm CT

Conference Wrap & Hotel Checkout

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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.

Materials and recordings from the fall sessions of Reunite Hope are posted on Boys Hope Girls Hope's SharePoint site, accessible to board members when you log in to The Board Connection.