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Maria Bradford, CFRE, MA, MBA

St. Louis Community Foundation
Director of Community Engagement
Maria Bradford joined the Foundation in July 2017 to provide leadership for efforts to connect nonprofit organizations with the Foundation’s  programs and services. In addition to oversight of Give STL Day, she manages several grant-making programs housed at the Foundation and works with organizations for which the Foundation serves as fiscal sponsor, including Invest STL, St. Louis Graduates and STL Youth Jobs.
Prior to joining the Foundation staff Maria enjoyed a successful career as a fund raiser for area nonprofits including  the Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis Black Repertory Company, and Grand Center, Inc. She created and managed the Missouri Arts Council’s Minority Arts Program and has served on grant review panels for the Missouri Arts Council and the Iowa Arts Council.
Maria has Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Arts Administration from Southern Methodist University, and has received the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.