Volunteer Leadership

2021 Event Chair

Penny Pennington
Managing Partner
Edward Jones

2021 Host Committee

The Champions of Hope Gala Host Committee are influential leaders from St. Louis' business an philanthropic community who are passionate towards the mission of the American Cancer Society.  The Host Committee helps lead the procurement of revenue from some of St. Louis' most generous individuals.  The Host Committee will welcome our distinguished guests at the cocktail reception at the 2021 Champions of Hope Gala. 

Jesse Hunter

Linda Hunter
Philanthropic Leader

David Reifscheider
Edward Jones

Ninoska Clarkin
Edward Jones

Jim Mosby
Executive Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield

Fred Kostecki

Manager Partner


Kevin Alm
Edward Jones

Chris Tobin

Vice President

JP Morgan


Rebecca Brown
Vice Chancellor, Chief of Staff
Washington University St. Louis

Michael Holmes
Chairman Emeritus at RX

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Brian Ashworth
Retired Partner
Edward Jones

2021 Executive Planning Committee

The Champions of Hope Gala Executive Committees is composed of prestigious  & influential corporate and community leaders in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.  With over 20 members, the committee is dedicated to supporting the American Cancer Society in their fight against cancer through planning an experience you won't forget at the Champions of Hope Gala. 

Thank you to our leadership! If you'd like to get involved, Volunteer!