Peggy Lewis LeCompte has been named 2019 auxiliary board chair for the Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis.
She succeeds Ryan Russell Kemper, partner at Thompson Coburn LLP. United Way’s Illinois Division also welcomed Cathy Dupertuis with People Ready, Dana Howard with Zoie LLC, Rhonda Carter-Adams with Illinois American Water, and Tracy Session with Associated Bank as new members to the auxiliary board.
“United Way has afforded me an opportunity to be personally involved in making a positive difference in the lives of many in our communities and I’m honored to serve as board chair for the Illinois Division,” said LeCompte. “United Way addresses the unique challenges of each community by strengthening families, improving access to health care, providing opportunities for children and young people, assisting during times of disaster and promoting financial growth.”
LeCompte has served in several roles with the Illinois Division of United Way, including as a member of the allocations committee, leadership development committee and as chair of the communications and marketing committee. In addition, she serves on the board of directors for United Way of Greater St. Louis and is a member of the Chairmane Chapman – African American Leadership Giving Society.
LeCompte is a senior advisor for the Office of Illinois State Representative LaToya Greenwood. She retired from East St. Louis School District 189 after nearly 40 years as an educator. LeCompte is actively involved in many community organizations through leadership roles, including vice president of Pearls of Power Foundation, parliamentarian of Franchell Boswell Education Foundation, fundraising and nominating committee chairman of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, chairman of the Trinity UMC Administrative Board and recording secretary of Women of Achievement St. Louis. She is a former international board member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and the 10th national president of Top Ladies of Distinction Inc., LeCompte is also involved in the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, Gateway Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and the Metro East Domestic Violence Committee.
LeCompte received her bachelor’s degree at Lincoln University of Missouri.
United Way’s Illinois Division serves the counties of Clinton, Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair and helps more than 100,000 people in these counties each year.