In this role, Sterling will help expand United Way’s major gift and planned giving programs.
“We are delighted to have Brandon join our team. His extensive experience in fundraising and donor cultivation will strengthen our efforts to attract new donors while deepening existing relationships,” said Michelle Tucker, president and CEO of United Way of Greater St. Louis. “His expertise in securing major funding will be especially vital for us as we look to garner additional support to assist neighbors experiencing challenges in our local community.”
Over the course of Sterling’s career, spanning over two decades, he’s held several positions in fundraising and nonprofit management, including organizations that are partners of United Way. He served as a staff member at Wyman Center, Chief Development Officer for Employment Connection, and Development Director for Guardian Angel Settlement Association.
Additionally, he has served on the Board of Directors of Delmar Main Street, Black Funders of St. Louis and Spanish Lake Community Development Corporation. He currently serves on the board of Big League Impact.
“Having a chance to join United Way of Greater St. Louis and be a part of their efforts to impact positive change in the community is a really special opportunity and I’m excited to be here,” said Sterling. “I’ve been refreshed by how generous and philanthropic the community has been to this organization, and as we continue to support the needs of countless more people throughout the St. Louis region, there will be room for increased support, and I look forward to continuing to spark that spirit of generosity from our great community.”
About United Way of Greater St. Louis
United Way of Greater St. Louis unites people, resources, and funding to help build strong and equitable communities across a 16-county region in Missouri and Illinois. United Way’s impact on the community includes equipping over 160 local nonprofits with vital funding and training resources, operating the largest Volunteer Center in the region, and connecting local neighbors to providers of services through its 211 Helpline. For more information, call (314) 421-0700 or visit online at www.HelpingPeople.org.