About Us

The Dana Brown Charitable Trust honors the legacy of St. Louis entrepreneur, philanthropist, and adventurer, Dana Brown. When Dana passed away on October 21, 1994, he established The Dana Brown Charitable Trust at Mercantile Trust Company (now US Bank). For the last 24 years, the Dana Brown Charitable Trust has continued Dana Brown’s personal mission to share his self-made fortunes to enrich the lives of his fellow St. Louisans.

 

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Team

The group of passionate and dedicated individuals who make the Dana Brown Charitable Trust possible.

Rhae Yancey

Executive Director - Dana Brown Charitable Trust

Jennifer M. Kipping

Senior Vice President – U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management Private Banking Managing Director

James T. Tyrrell

Senior Vice President – U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management Private Wealth Advisor Managing Director

Scott Schmid

Senior Vice President – U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management St. Louis Market Leader Chair of Dana Brown Charitable Trust Committee

Kristen Polchinski

Vice President – St. Louis Metro Bank, U.S. Bank Community Affairs Manager

Bethany Springer

Assistant Vice President – U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management Trust Advisor

Mark Sandvos

Senior Vice President – U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management Wealth Trust Advisor

Collaborative Initiatives

Through collaboration, we are all able to achieve greater outcomes from our work. The Dana Brown Charitable Trust deeply values the commitment of organizations that find opportunities to unify their missions towards a common goal. In 2017 we’re launching a collaboration initiative in which we provide the resources and network for grant-seeking organizations to connect together and better implement their strategic plans.

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Recipient Showcase

The Dana Brown Charitable Trust views our journey as a philanthropic adventure where the outcome is opportunity. We provide organizations the chance to have a strong positive impact on the St. Louis region specifically for those who are least capable of helping themselves: children and animals.