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 Mardi Gras volunteer and board member for many years.

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.


Johnny Daus, Vice-President

Johnny Daus has been the owner of Johnny's Restaurant and Bar in Soulard since 1993. 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.