Adewale Soulade

Get to know Gateway to the Future panelist, Wale Soulade posted 10/02/15

Adewale Soluade Headshot Adewale Soluade, a Nigerian-born American citizen, is the Corporate Inclusion and Diversity Manager for Commerce Bank. After graduating from high school in Nigeria at 16, he attended the University of Central Missouri, where he earned a bachelor’s of science in Business Administration. He then obtained his M.B.A from Fontbonne University. Soluade is an alumnus of the St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative Fellows and the FOCUS St. Louis Emerging Leaders Program.

What do charitable foundations mean to a community, specifically St. Louis?

Charitable foundations can often be the difference between a non-profit making a significant impact in the community they serve and that non-profit barely touching the community because they are so busy scrambling for resources to stay afloat.  Thankfully, there are a number of charitable foundations that help facilitate the missions of the over 19,000 registered non-profits in the St. Louis region. Foundations can also help to ensure that limited resources go where they have biggest chance of creating change through their vetting processes. (more…)