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ELEVATE 2023 Conference | Building Wealth thru Education | School to Purpose Pipeline
Building Wealth thru Education | School to Purpose Pipeline

Harris-Stowe State University

October 6, 2023 | 9:00am – 3:00pm

Mission…

The mission of the Elevate Conference is to create a platform that offers the community, and the region, an opportunity to share and receive information, expand networks, share resources, and create strategies that are solutions-focused for the problems that are pervasive to underserved communities.

Purpose…

The Elevate Conference will address education, financial literacy, restorative justice, and creating customized learning environments. The 2023 Elevate Conference will offer a platform that emphasizes collaboration, resource sharing, and expanding networks.

Who’s Our Audience? YOU ARE!

The Elevate Conference audience is everyone who has a vested interest in the lives of children and youth. Specifically, Educators, Financial Literacy Experts, Community Leaders, Community Advocates, and Community-based Organizations, Financial Institutions (banks, credit unions, etc.), trades and vocational educators, and parents.

Harris-Stowe State University

October 6, 2023 | 9:00am – 3:00pm

Mission…

The mission of the Elevate Conference is to create a platform that offers the community, and the region, an opportunity to share and receive information, expand networks, share resources, and create strategies that are solutions-focused for the problems that are pervasive to underserved communities.

COUNTDOWN TO ELEVATE 2023!

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Registration Options

Attendee / Participant Registration

If you are planning to attend in person or online, choose this option.

Resource Expo / Vendor Registration

For resource expo, vendor or sponsorship opportunities, choose this option.

Student / Volunteer Registration

If you are a student looking to volunteer, choose this option.

Presenting

Speakers

PODs

Panelists

Resource Expo

Conference Highlights…

Moderator:  Dr. Marty K. Casey, CEO – UnGUN Institute

Keynote Speaker:  Adam Layne, Treasurer – City of St. Louis

Presenters & Guest Speakers • PODs • Panelists • Resource Expo • Networking Breakfast • Lunch • Registration Swag Bags & Giveaways

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2023 ELEVATE Conference | Featured Speakers & POD Facilitators

Mayor Tishaura Jones

Treasurer Adam L. Layne
Felice McClendon
Dr. Marty K. Casey
Veta T. Jeffery

Dr. Charles Pearson

Andréa Purnell

Dr. LaTonia Collins Smith

Dr. Vetta Sanders Thompson

Neal Richardson
Tracy Verner
Etoya R. White

Samuel Adams

Chester A. Deanes, Jr.

Kim Sims

Lance Knuckles

Tammie Powell Williamson

Event Schedule

Friday

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9:00am – 9:15am

Welcome & Intro

Felice McClendon, Communications Director

City of St. Louis

Official Open of the 2023 Elevate Conference

Marnée Morgan, CEO & Principle Consultant | Morgan Graves Consultants

Marnée Morgan, Executive Director

MGC Elevate, Inc.

Introduction of the Moderator

Marnée Morgan, CEO & Principle Consultant | Morgan Graves Consultants

Marnée Morgan, Executive Director

MGC Elevate, Inc.

9:15am – 9:30am

Greetings from the Moderator

Dr. Marty K. Casey, CEO

UnGUN Institute

Introduction of the Mayor

Felice McClendon, Communications Director

City of St. Louis

Greetings from Mayor Tishaura Jones

Mayor Tishaura Jones

City of St. Louis

9:30am – 10:00am

Introduction of the Keynote Speaker

Felice McClendon, Communications Director

City of St. Louis

Keynote Speaker

Marnée Morgan, CEO & Principle Consultant | Morgan Graves Consultants

Treasurer Adam L. Layne

City of St. Louis

10:00am – 10:15am

Recognition of the Conference Sponsors

Dr. Marty K. Casey, CEO

UnGUN Institute

10:15am – 11:15am

Introduction of the Conference PODS

Dr. Marty K. Casey, CEO

UnGUN Institute

11:20am – 12:30pm

Conference PODS

Neal Richardson - St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC)

Tracy Verner - All Tru Credit Union

Dr. Marty K. Casey - UnGUN Institute

Veta T. Jeffery - Jeffery Consultants

Etoya R. White - Therapy & Coaching, LLC

Chester A. Deanes, Jr. - Fathers United to Raise Awareness

Samuel Adams - Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council

Kim Sims - Jennings School District

Tammie Powell Williamson - St. Louis County Family Court

12:35am – 1:00pm

Lunch & Learn

Dr. Charles Pearson, Founder/CEO

Impactful Living, LLC

1:00pm – 1:05pm

Guest Speaker Introduction

Andréa Purnell, Administrator

Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis

1:05pm – 1:25pm

Guest Speaker

Dr. LaTonia Collins Smith, President

Harris-Stowe State University

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Stakeholders Panel Discussion – Session 1

Dr. Vetta Sanders Thompson - Washington University

Veta T. Jeffery - Jeffery Consultants

Treasurer Adam L. Layne - City of St. Louis

Neal Richardson - St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC)

Samuel Adams - Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council

Kim Sims - Jennings School District

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Stakeholders Panel Discussion – Session 2

Etoya R. White - Therapy & Coaching, LLC

Chester A. Deanes, Jr. - Fathers United to Raise Awareness

Tracy Verner - All Tru Credit Union

Lance Knuckles - St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC)

Tammie Powell Williamson - St. Louis County Juvenile Court

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Acknowledgments & Recognition

Dr. Marty K. Casey, CEO

UnGUN Institute

Closing of 2023 Elevate Conference

Dr. LaTonia Collins Smith, President

Harris-Stowe State University

Sponsorship Opportunities Now Open

Did you know support for the conference is not only limited to sponsors? If you desire to offer your support for the conference and all we are doing outside of a sponsorship package, you may do so with your financal contributions.  Send an email to contribute@www.mgcelevate.org stating your interest in supporting the conference or click here to contribute now.

Friday, October 6, 2023 |  9am – 3pm
Harris-Stowe State University
​3026 Laclede Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103

Sponsorship Packages

Below, you may choose to be a sponsor of the ELEVATE CONFERENCE by selecting a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum level of sponsorship.  *Additional sponsorship levels are available upon request.

Sponsorship Plan 2 - Silver Package
Sponsorship Plan 3 - Gold Package
Sponsorship Plan 4 - VIP Package
Sponsorship Plan 5 - Platinum Package

Thank You to Our Valued Sponsors!!!

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