The St. Louis Mullen Foundation brings awareness and financial support to small, St. Louis-based organizations that serve veterans, animals and families in need. We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
A 1999 proclamation by St. Louis Mayor Clarence Harmon declared May 2 as Mike Mullen Day, in recognition of Mike's decades of service and activism in the community. Fast-forward to 2011, when James Slover decided to honor his friend by organizing a surprise parade through the Central West End.
A tradition was born.
That flash-mob celebration became an annual fundraising event supporting a variety of St. Louis-area nonprofits that lack the resources to produce their own events. In 2017, Mike Mullen Day organizers broadened their efforts and established the St. Louis Mullen Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, with James as its founder and first executive director. Mike Mullen Day remains our annual signature event.
Mike, a St. Louis native, founded Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) and has been active with the St. Louis AIDS Memorial, the St. Louis AIDS Foundation, AIDS Walk and the Animal House Fund. He also served as the HIV/AIDS liaison officer for the mayor’s office.
The St. Louis Mullen Foundation exists to support St. Louis-based organizations that serve families, animals and veterans. Since 2011, we have raised tens of thousands of dollars for these groups through our signature annual event, Mike Mullen Day, as well as other fundraisers. In 2023, Mike Mullen Day proceeds totaled $36,416, a record.
Some of the nonprofits we've helped over the years:
ArchCity Defenders • BackStoppers • Bee Found • The Biome School • CHADS Coalition for Mental Health • Champ Assistance Dogs • The Covering House • Dogs for Our Brave • Focus Marines Foundation • Gateway 180 • GlobalHack • Home Sweet Home • Joe Murphy's Christmas for Kids • Little Patriots Embraced • Needy Paws Rescue • New Dimensions Soccer • Operation Backpack • PAWS • Play it Forward • Project Backpack St. Louis • Refab • Ronald McDonald House • St. Louis BWorks • St. Louis Senior Dog Project • Saving GRACE • Stray Rescue of St. Louis • SunnyHill Inc.
Tim Butler • Executive director
Lisa Beke • Board president
Lara Kerwin • Secretary
Su Chambless • Treasurer
Hon. Evelyn M. Baker
James Edward Slover, our founder and first executive director, died Sept. 25, 2022. His presence in all we do and his vision for what the St. Louis Mullen Foundation stands for are baked into our DNA. He leaves behind a strong, committed team to ensure that his work continues. We thank our dear friend for his devoted commitment to his "baby," and we pledge to carry that torch.
Do you represent a business that can contribute items to our raffles or auctions? Download our Mike Mullen Day sponsorship packet to learn how you can help.
You don't need to wait for one of our live events. We're happy to accept your generous tax-deductible contributions any time using PayPal or your credit or debit card.
We'd love to keep you in the loop about upcoming St. Louis Mullen Foundation events.