Kelvin Adams named President and CEO of St. Louis Community Foundation

Former Superintendent of St. Louis Public Schools, Doctor Kelvin Adams, takes over as President and CEO of St. Louis Community Foundation.

“I am excited about the possibilities,” Dr. Adams said. “The possibility of increasing collaborative philanthropy. The possibility of addressing our region’s most complex and persistent issues. And the possibility of the Foundation’s expanded leadership role as we work to create the conditions for a more equitable, connected, and stable St. Louis region.”

Dr. Adams’ extensive background as a community leader, educator, and advocate for the St. Louis region makes him the perfect choice to lead the St. Louis Community Foundation into a new era of support for our region.

Dr. Adams served for 14 years as the Superintendent for the Saint Louis Public School District. His many notable accomplishments during his tenure with the District include:

St. Louis Public Schools regaining provisional and full accreditation from the Missouri State Board of Education
Increasing the high school graduation rate from 54 percent to 80 percent
Dr. Adams’ more than 40 years of unwavering devotion to serving youth, families, and communities will be a major asset to the future of the Foundation as we carry out our mission of inspiring purposeful philanthropy.

About St. Louis Community Foundation

The St. Louis Community Foundation inspires purposeful philanthropy that connects community and donors to build and preserve a more equitable and vibrant region, now and forever.

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