HCC STL Foundation

The HCC STL Foundation was formed in 2009 to accomplish charitable purposes, focusing on the Hispanic community of the metro St. Louis area.

Mission

To strengthen Hispanics’ participation in the St. Louis business community through leadership development.

Vision

Hispanics fully participate in the St. Louis community.

Goals

The Foundation will support specific efforts to achieve the vision:

• Hispanic-owned businesses succeed
• The number of Hispanic-owned businesses increases
• Non-Hispanic owned businesses hire and promote Hispanic employees
• Hispanic employees have the employment skills to succeed in their careers
• Hispanic students stay in St. Louis for productive careers
• Hispanic students are prepared for a rigorous college curriculum

The Foundation’s Board of Directors is as follows:

HCC STL Foundation

President

Gilbert Bailon

Gilbert Bailon
St. Louis Post Dispatch

Director

Anthony A. Gonzalez Angel
TOTA Investments

Director

Castor Armesto
The Laclede Group

Director

Elizabeth Marengo
Nestlé Purina

Director

Julio Suarez

Julio Suárez
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

Director

Martha Garcia Kampen
Kampen Consultants, LLC

Director

Director

Mike Zambrana

Mike Zambrana
Pangea Group

Why Become a Member?

According to a study conducted by the Schapiro Group, when consumers know that a small business is a member of a chamber of commerce, they are 49% more likely to think favorably of it and 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

Who are HCC Members?

The HCC currently has over 262 members including Hispanic enterprises, small and minority-owned businesses as well as major corporate clients and community partners such as Anheuser-Busch, Inc, Centene, Nestle Purina, Regional Business Council and AT&T.

Can I Volunteer?

There are several committee and event volunteer opportunities throughout the year, please contact the office for details.