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United Way names Neidorff, Burkhart co-chairs of 2017 fundraising campaign

United Way of Greater St. Louis says Michael Neidorff, chairman, president and CEO of Centene Corporation, and Mark Burkhart, managing principal of Burkhill Real Estate, LLC, will serve as co-chairs of its 2017 community campaign.

unitedwaylogo“The pulse of a thriving community is in the education, health and stability of its people. Many small agencies that do important and impactful work don’t have development departments and depend on United Way for support. United Way has been vital in creating a strong foundation and making St. Louis a better place to live,” said Neidorff. “For nearly a century, the St. Louis region has come together and generously supported health and human services through United Way. I’m honored to serve as a co-chair for this year’s campaign.”

“As a longtime supporter of United Way, I believe its work and impact on the lives of more than one million people in the St. Louis region is critical in keeping us a competitive and thriving metropolitan,” said Burkhart. “It is a privilege to co-lead United Way’s fundraising campaign with Michael and I look forward to working with our generous community on this effort.”

United Way of Greater St. Louis invests more than $1 million each week into a 16-county region to help people and create strong communities. The annual fall fundraising campaign officially begins in September.

“We are thrilled to have Michael and Mark serve as our campaign chairs this year as they both exemplify leadership, generosity and community in every way possible,” said Orvin Kimbrough, president and CEO of United Way of Greater St. Louis. “In addition, their knowledge and business experience will provide helpful insight on new ways we can engage our corporate and individual donors in order to expand our impact as we continue to help people live their best possible lives.”

Last year, United Way’s campaign was co-chaired by Steve Lipstein, president and CEO of BJC HealthCare, and Gene Diederich, partner of Moneta Group. United Way raised a record $75 million in 2016 to help people in the region.

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