Our employees are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others, especially within our local communities. Each of the following organizations hits close to home, and we’re proud to support them personally and professionally. We’re doing our best to get involved and make a difference – and we invite you to join us.
Circle of Concern Food Pantry
Serving west St. Louis County, Circle of Concern provides thousands of people every year with much-needed access to food. Our Wheelhouse team hosts a food and supply drive every fall to help stock their pantries and market. Together, in 2022, our clients and team donated 1,210lbs of food and supplies.
Stray Rescue of Saint Louis
Founded in 1998 by Randy Grim, Stray Rescue has been saving the underdog for over twenty years. Our team has donated time walking and socializing dogs from Stray Rescue, and Senior Wealth Manager, Anthony Striker and his wife Laurel have fostered numerous dogs for the organization over the past 5 years.
The Marfan Foundation
While personally touching the family of one of our advisors, many of our staff members have joined in supporting the Marfan Foundation by participating in fundraising walks for the organization. Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue and affects roughly one in 5,000 people of all races and ethnic groups. Each year, the foundation pursues the most innovative research by providing support through its research grant program.
Head for the Cure Foundation
Head for the Cure’s mission is to raise awareness and funding to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy. The foundation focuses on building awareness, raising funds and igniting hope for all who have faced this disease.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support, increased understanding and acceptance of people with autism, and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Each year our Wheelhouse team hosts a golf tournament to benefit Autism Speaks.
Open Door Animal Sanctuary
Founded in 1975, Open Door Animal Sanctuary is one of the St. Louis area’s largest no-kill animal shelters, providing over 300 homeless cats and dogs with the highest quality of life daily, and a second chance to find a forever family. A few of our team members have adopted four-legged family members from Open Door, and our team enjoys donating time to the sanctuary to help socialize the cats and dogs and aid the volunteers and staff in taking care of the facility.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Founded in 1987, AFSP is a voluntary health organization dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. With local chapters in all 50 states, the organization provides a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to support improved access to quality mental health care. Rachel from our team is dedicated to spreading awareness about suicide prevention and has been joined by follow WAG teammates in participating in the annual Out of the Darkness walks.
Spina Bifida of Greater St. Louis
Founded in 1969, Spina Bifida of Greater St. Louis (SBSTL) is currently made up of over 350 members and a board that fully consists of volunteers. SBSTL strives to provide emotional and educational support for individuals with neural tube defects and their families and promote public awareness and concerns for all persons born with spina bifida, hydrocephalus, and other related birth defects.