Great Rivers Greenway Foundation

Enhancing and enriching the mission of Great Rivers Greenway

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Thank you for your interest in supporting Great Rivers Greenway’s vibrant network of greenways that link together our region’s parks and open spaces. They connect us as never before to nature and to one another, strengthening the social, economic and environmental well-being of our St. Louis region.

Demand for our projects, such as the Gravois Greenway expansion, is higher than ever. The investment is significant – we cannot depend solely upon tax dollars to complete the critical greenway connections that people want and need within their lifetimes. This is why the Great Rivers Greenway Foundation needs your support. Let’s work together to bring this vision to life for our region—not someday, but soon!

Your gift will help bring to life a dynamic network of greenways that give people unique places to share meaningful experiences and find common ground, strengthening the social, economic and environmental well-being of our region.

With your help, a 600 mile system of greenways can be a reality earlier than would otherwise be possible.

The Great Rivers Greenway Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that engages private supporters to help complete our priority projects.

Mission: The Great Rivers Greenway Foundation is committed to enhancing and enriching the mission of Great Rivers Greenway and the vision of the River Ring.

Great Rivers Greenway continues to pursue its vision, and the Foundation can help by creating a supportive community that provides financial support, raises awareness and builds a community of ambassadors. The Foundation will seek and accept alternative funding for projects through donations, grants and events in the areas of capital greenway projects, community engagement programs and conservation.

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Board of Directors:

Andrew Walshaw, Chair, Northern Trust

Scott Hunt, Secretary, Armstrong Teasdale

Boyd Behnke, Treasurer, Retired, KPMG

Kurt Berry, Partner, BKD
Melanie DiLeo, Retired, Citibank
Linda Finerty, Community Volunteer
Scarlett Foster, Retired, Monsanto
Dale Henn, Retired, Gannett Co. Inc.
Debra Hollingsworth, Retired, AT&T
Stephen Jones,  Retired, Armstrong Teasdale
George Love, Patheon Biologics
David Mason, David Mason & Associates
Daniel Weas, Enterprise Holdings
Susan Trautman, Great Rivers Greenway

Ex-Officio Members:
Neal Perryman, Great Rivers Greenway Board of Directors

Former Board Members:
In Memory – Peter Sortino


Great Rivers Greenway makes the St. Louis region a more vibrant place to live, work and play by developing a network of greenways to connect people to their rivers, parks and communities.

As a Greenway Friend, you will be part of a community that champions this mission, enjoys exclusive experiences and helps the greenways thrive, now and for years to come.

Your gift to the Great Rivers Greenway Foundation helps bring our vision to life! 

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Other Ways To Give

Thank you for considering other ways to support the mission of Great Rivers Greenway. Please review the following options and contact Kevin Miller, Chief Development Officer, Great Rivers Greenway Foundation, for a confidential discussion at 314-932-4908 or via email at

Wills and Bequests:
Thank you for considering inclusion of the Great Rivers Greenway Foundation in your will or trust. The following suggested language may be discussed with your legal counsel while developing your estate plan:

“I give and Bequeath to Great Rivers Greenway Foundation, Federal EIN # 47-3769925, (please insert dollar figure or estate percentage), for the use and benefit of the mission of Great Rivers Greenway to serve the citizens of the St. Louis region.”



Beneficiary Designations:
You can promote our work and benefit future generations of active St. Louisians by designating the Great Rivers Greenway Foundation as a beneficiary on your bank account, certificate of deposit, an IRA, fully-paid life insurance policy or your brokerage account by listing the following:

Great Rivers Greenway Foundation
EIN # 47-3769925
6178 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis Missouri 63112
Contact: Kevin Miller, 314-932-4908



Stock Gifts:
If you hold long term publically traded securities, you may be able to benefit Great Rivers Greenway while avoiding capital gains tax and obtaining a potential federal charitable tax deduction (if you itemize) on the fully appreciated value of your stock. Please contact Kevin Miller, Chief Development Officer, Great Rivers Greenway Foundation, at 314-932-4908 for a confidential discussion of this potential giving option.



Charitable IRA Gifts (Qualified Charitable Distributions-QCD)
In December 2015, Congress passed and the President signed into permanent law charitable IRA distributions per the following guidelines:

  • You must be 70½ or older to be eligible to make a QCD.
  • The maximum annual amount that can qualify for a QCD is $100,000. This applies to the sum of QCDs made to one or more charities in a calendar year. (If, however, you file taxes jointly, your spouse can also make a QCD from his or her own IRA within the same tax year for up to $100,000.)
  • For a QCD to count towards your current year’s Required Minimum Distribution, the funds must come out of your IRA by your distribution deadline, generally December 31.

To make a QCD gift from your individual IRA, please inform your IRA custodian that you intend to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution directly to Great Rivers Greenway Foundation, federal EIN # 47-3769925. The check should be made payable to “Great Rivers Greenway Foundation” and be sent DIRECTLY from your IRA custodian to us at the following address: ATTN: Mr. Kevin Miller, Chief Development Officer, Great Rivers Greenway Foundation, 6178 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, Missouri 63112.

Please request that your IRA custodian include a cover letter or note identifying you as the donor and providing your mailing address so we may promptly transmit a donation acknowledgment letter to you. If you or your custodian have any questions, please contact Kevin Miller at 314-932-4908.



Your kind consideration of the Great Rivers Greenway Foundation will enable future generations of St. Louis area residents to live life outside. Thank you!

The Great Rivers Greenway Foundation does not provide legal or tax advice. Please consult your attorney and/or tax professional when considering a gift.