St. Louis – March 21, 2018 – Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis is pleased to welcome Ryan McClure as
its new President.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, McClure will lead Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis, with
responsibility over strategic direction, programs and services, fundraising, and management of all staff
members and volunteers. The organization helps academically motivated middle and high school
students rise above disadvantaged backgrounds to become successful in college and beyond. St. Louis is
one of 18 Boys Hope Girls Hope affiliates across the U.S. and Latin America.
“I am honored to join the team at Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis,” said McClure. “This organization is
directly impacting and changing lives in the St. Louis region and I am humbled to be part of a team that
is helping our scholars to reach their full potential.”
“This is an exciting time for Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis,” said Jim Mather, board chairman of Boys
Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis. “We are poised for significant growth and are confident this organization
will reach its potential under Ryan’s leadership. He is joining a passionate, dedicated team of
professionals that has their hearts and minds solely set on serving our scholars.”
Since August 2011, McClure has been the director of communications and activation for the Gateway
Arch Park Foundation, serving as spokesperson for the CityArchRiver renovation project and overseeing
all communications, marketing, programming, and special events for the foundation.
“Ryan’s passion for St. Louis shines through in his years of work at the foundation, and he has been a big
part of highlighting the historic renovations at the Arch,” said Carolyn Kindle Betz, chair of the Gateway
Arch Park Foundation Board of Trustees. “We will undoubtedly miss him, but we are so excited to watch
him continue to make an impact in St. Louis by changing the lives of future generations at Boys Hope
ABOUT BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE OF ST. LOUIS
Headquartered in Richmond Heights, Mo., Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis helps academically capable
and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by
providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college. The local
program currently serves 14 middle and high school students in residence, 32 scholars in the nonresidential, community-based Hope Prep Academy, and 26 collegians.
Founded in St. Louis in 1977, Boys Hope Girls Hope has affiliates in 15 other U.S. cities and three
affiliates in other countries. Alumni lead productive careers and serve their local communities in various
capacities, including volunteerism as Boys Hope Girls Hope board and committee members and scholar
tutors and mentors. For more information, visit www.boyshopegirlshopestl.org