The Mardi Gras Foundation was established  for two reasons: it is designed to support Mardi Gras Inc. in the production of a safe Mardi Gras events in St. Louis and to create a neighborhood grant fund for community improvements.

The board includes involved neighborhood individuals, business owners, and community leaders.

Mack Bradley, President

Mack is the principal of StandPoint Public Affairs.  He has been a Soulard Mardi Gras volunteer since 1999 and MGF board member since 2002.

Jay Dinkelman, Treasurer

Jay is a long-time resident of Soulard and is an active member of the Soulard Restoration Group.

Stacy Hastie

Stacy is CEO of  Soulard-based business, Environmental Operations, Inc. 

Lisa Otke

Lisa is a long-time Soulard resident and a member of the Soulard Restoration Group.

Sal Martinez 

Sal is Executive Director of the North Newstead Association. Sal has held leadership positions with the Grand Rock Community Economic Development Corporation, the St. Louis Housing Authority, the Vashon/Jeff-Vander-Lou Initiative, Community Renewal and Development, and the Minority Contractor Initiative.

Johnny Daus, Vice-President

Johnny Daus owned Johnny's Restaurant and Bar in Soulard. Johnny carries on his family legacy of community involvement.

Doug Dean, Secretary

Doug is the GM of the Hyatt Magnificent Mile in Chicago.  His efforts have been critical in helping us understand the tourism aspects of Soulard St. Louis Mardi Gras.

Todd George

Todd is an active member of the Soulard community and Soulard Business Association.  He is the owner of EPIC Pizza and Subs in Soulard.

Doug Weible

Doug is the CEO of Fred Weber, Inc.  Doug is active in the community and a regional business leader.