Network adds Neosha Franklin as Vice President of Engagement

WELLSTON (December 1, 2022) – The Community Impact Network, a private operating foundation based in Wellston, announced today that Neosha Franklin will be its Vice President of Engagement.

Franklin brings to her position vast experience in the St. Louis nonprofit sector, working with organizations and donors on community outreach, grant-making, and reframing narratives around important social issues.

In her position at the Network, a newly created role, Franklin will lead community outreach, marketing, and communications.

"Neosha is a star,” said Winston Calvert, the Network’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’re elated that she is joining the Network team to focus her talents on serving the people of the 24:1 community.”

Franklin most recently was director of communications at the St. Louis Community Foundation, where she oversaw messaging, promotion, media relations, digital strategy, and community engagement. In that role, she led Give STL Day, a 24-hour day of online giving that has generated over $26 million for St. Louis area nonprofits in the past five years. 

“I am excited to lead the Network’s engagement efforts as we listen to and learn from the people in the 24:1 area on how the Network can best contribute to the community’s strengths,” said Franklin. “This new position allows me to build upon my prior work with local, civic, and regional leaders to ensure philanthropic efforts in the St. Louis region make a lasting impact.” 

The Network serves the 24:1 community, which consists of the municipalities and sections of unincorporated north St. Louis County that together make up the Normandy Schools Collaborative district. Building on its longstanding commitment to building equity, the Network now focuses on serving those who create opportunities for people in the 24:1 community to learn, live, and leave a legacy.