We are the only program of our kind to use a holistic, individualized, integrated, and evidence-driven model to address the alarmingly high rate of reincarceration in the U.S., and the enormous impacts it has on society, the economy and millions of people.

We assist participants in three primary areas: behavioral health and wellness; education and employment; and community and life skills. We start working with individuals six months prior to release and continue assisting for up to a year after their return to the community.

Since our founding in 2015, we have reduced the reincarceration rates among our participants by 44%. We are now working to scale our model nationally and expand to 11 additional U.S. cities by 2025. 

CAMPAIGN leadership

CHAIR

David Steward
Founder & Chairman, World Wide Technology

David Steward is chairman and founder of World Wide Technology (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator and supply chain solutions provider. Founded in 1990, WWT has grown to become a global technology solution provider with nearly $12 billion in annual revenue. Steward and his wife Thelma are integral to the St. Louis community; serving others, philanthropy, and their faith are important parts of who they are. Accordingly, Steward calls upon himself and the WWT employees to be humble servants to each other, customers, partners, and the community.

CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIRS

Warner Baxter
Chairman, President & CEO, Ameren Corporation

Adam Berlew
Executive Director of Americas Marketing, Google Cloud

Carl Bouckaert
Entrepreneur

Bob Clark
Executive Chairman & Founder, Clayco

Ronald Crutcher
President, University of Richmond

Arnold Donald
CEO, Carnival Corporation

Mark Gambill
Chairman Emeritus, Cary Street Partners and Former President, Wheat First Butcher Singer, Inc.

Rick Holton
COO, Hermann Companies

Ron Kruszewski
Chairman & CEO, Stifel Financial Corp

Willie Lanier
Former CEO, TDS/US and 
Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee

Anna Manning
President & CEO, Reinsurance Group of America

Steve Maritz
Chairman & CEO, Maritz

Kathy Mazzarella
Chairman, President & CEO, Graybar

Rich McClure
Former CEO, Unigroup

John McDonnell
Former Chairman & CEO, McDonnell Douglas

Michael Neidorff
Chairman, President & CEO, Centene Corporation

Robert O’Loughlin
Chairman & CEO, Lodging Hospitality Management

Jack Oliver
Managing Partner, Dock Square Capital
Attorney & Practice Group Leader,
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Dave Peacock
President & Chief Operating Officer, Schnuck Markets Inc.

Craig Schnuck
Former Chairman & CEO, Schnuck Markets Inc.

Suzanne Sitherwood
President & CEO, Spire Inc.

Joseph Sivewright
CEO, Nestle Purina Petcare Company

Michael Staenberg
CEO, The Staenberg Group

John Strangfeld
Former Chairman, CEO, & President, Prudential Financial

Donald Suggs
Chairman & Publisher, The St. Louis American

Diane Sullivan
CEO, President & Chairman, Caleres

John Thompson
Board Chair, Microsoft

Jim Turley
Former Chairman & CEO, Ernst & Young

Bobby Ukrop
Chairman & CEO, Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods

Tim Wentworth
President, Express Scripts and Cigna Services

Mark Wrighton
Professor & Chancellor Emeritus,
Washington University in St. Louis

Jackie Yoon
President, YFB Consulting

join the CAMPAIGN 

We invite you to join us as we provide our participants with the first real chance they never had. To support the campaign, please click the link below, call our Development Office at 314-396-6001, or email us at give@concordanceacademy.com.

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