July 12, 2022, St. Louis, Missouri – Gregory Christoffel has been named Secretary & Treasurer of St. Louis Musicians for People with Disabilities, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
The group’s mission is to provide financial and other support to people with disabilities by engaging talented musicians and singers in fundraising concerts to support organizations that help people who are disabled.
Christoffel is a retired corporate lawyer and business executive who performs in River Bound, a popular bluegrass music group. He has served as general counsel for U.S. and international businesses, from startups to publicly-traded companies. His business experience includes management of a venture capital fund and a telecommunications joint venture in China. For over fifteen years he has served as a mentor and nonprofit workshop presenter for the St. Louis Bi-State Regional Chapter of SCORE, a nationwide nonprofit organization that helps small businesses grow and achieve their goals.
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St. Louis Musicians for People with Disabilities is a committed group of professional and semi-professional musicians who recognize the need to extend assistance and understanding for people with disabilities and disability issues.
Twenty percent of the U.S. population suffers with some form of disability that limits their opportunities. Christoffel said, “We want to help change society’s perceptions about people who are disabled, advance ability awareness for all people considered disabled, and endorse organizations that help them overcome challenges in today’s world.”
The charitable group’s inaugural fundraising event, called “A Hootenanny Benefit for People with Disabilities,” is planned for Sunday, September 25, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the outdoor stage at Webster Groves Garden Café. The seven musical acts will include three by musicians and singers who are disabled. All proceeds will be distributed to local nonprofit organizations that help children and adults who are disabled. For information, call 314 409 5203 or visit the group’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SLMFPD.