Stroble Serves as Honorary Co-Chair at Youth & Family Center FunRaiser and Reception
November 30, 2023
Vincent C. Flewellen of Webster University, Carol Daniel of Nine PBS, Michael McMillan of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Beth Stroble of Webster University, and City Alderwoman Shameem Clark Hubbard.
Webster University Chancellor Beth Stroble recently served as an honorary co-chair at the Youth & Family Center’s “The Color of Family” FunRaiser and Reception event, held on Nov. 20. As an honorary co-chair, Stroble supported the fundraising goals of the Youth & Family Center and highlighted Webster’s support of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in the local community, while also noting Webster’s commitment to DEI and student career success.
Stroble shared the role of honorary co-chair with Michael P. McMillan, President and
CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. Stroble has served as a member
of the Urban League board throughout her 15 years in St. Louis, serving as chair or
vice chair of the League’s education committee.
Much like Webster University, the Youth & Family Center exemplifies an ongoing commitment to meeting the unmet needs of the communities they serve - connecting the youth, in particular, with the resources and programs they need to succeed.
The Youth & Family Center is making diversity a key focus of their mission throughout 2024. Webster University also upholds a strong commitment to embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its efforts, with a goal of curating community-wide transformations.
In her remarks at the event, Stroble congratulated those present for their commitment to creating success for the young people of every community in the region.
“At Webster University, we take a bold stance on incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into our everyday practices. We know that diversity is our strength, and there is no true excellence without inclusion. DEI initiatives strengthen our community, building a sense of belonging while creating both access and success. We believe our excellence is defined by those we include, and that a diversified community leads to increased creativity, stronger decision-making, and a better understanding of ourselves and others.”
Carol Daniel of Nine PBS, Michael McMillan of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, and Chancellor Beth Stroble of Webster University.
“The Color of Family” fundraiser and reception event included an evening of conversation led by DEI professionals, in addition to music, food, artwork, and networking opportunities. Funds raised from the event support the Youth & Family Center with programming and operational expenses so that the organization can continue to make a life-changing impact on the lives of area youth.