Great Rivers Greenway Foundation

Enhancing and enriching the mission of Great Rivers Greenway

Thank you for your interest in supporting Great Rivers Greenway’s vibrant network of greenways that link together our region’s parks and open spaces. They connect us as never before to nature and to one another, strengthening the social, economic and environmental well-being of our St. Louis region.

Demand for our projects, such as the Gravois Greenway expansion, is higher than ever. The investment is significant – we cannot depend solely upon tax dollars to complete the critical greenway connections that people want and need within their lifetimes. This is why the Great Rivers Greenway Foundation needs your support. Let’s work together to bring this vision to life for our region—not someday, but soon!

Your gift will help bring to life a dynamic network of greenways that give people unique places to share meaningful experiences and find common ground, strengthening the social, economic and environmental well-being of our region.

With your help, a 600 mile system of greenways can be a reality earlier than would otherwise be possible.

The Great Rivers Greenway Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that engages private supporters to help complete our priority projects.

Mission: The Great Rivers Greenway Foundation is committed to enhancing and enriching the mission of Great Rivers Greenway and the vision of the River Ring.

Great Rivers Greenway continues to pursue its vision, and the Foundation can help by creating a supportive community that provides financial support, raises awareness and builds a community of ambassadors. The Foundation will seek and accept alternative funding for projects through donations, grants and events in the areas of capital greenway projects, community engagement programs and conservation.


You can help build greenways so people can connect to nature and each other, explore the region and live more of their lives outside.

Give to the Great Rivers Greenway Foundation

Your generosity and support will help bring our vision of a 600 mile network of greenways to life!

Join the Greenway Friends

Your annual membership helps us build greenways, present programs and restore healthy habitats while also providing benefits to you!

Additional Ways to Give

There are a variety of ways to support the mission of Great Rivers Greenway and our foundation staff is happy to help.


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Great Rivers Greenway Foundation Board of Directors:

Andrew Walshaw, Chair, Northern Trust

Scott Hunt, Secretary, Armstrong Teasdale

Boyd Behnke, Treasurer, Retired, KPMG

Kurt Berry, Partner, BKD
Melanie DiLeo, Retired, Citibank
Linda Finerty, Community Volunteer
Scarlett Foster, Retired, Monsanto
Dale Henn, Retired, Gannett Co. Inc.
Stephen Jones,  Retired, Armstrong Teasdale
George Love, Patheon Biologics
David Mason, David Mason & Associates
Darlene Sowell, Unleashing Potential
Daniel Weas, Enterprise Holdings
Susan Trautman, Great Rivers Greenway

Ex-Officio Members:
Neal Perryman, Great Rivers Greenway Board of Directors

Former Board Members:
In Memory – Peter Sortino