Merry Mosbacher leads the charge in Community Betterment. In addition to all of her volunteer work with the many community organizations listed below, she is also a principle of Edward Jones where she is responsible for the $8 billion dollar Insurance Annuity Products area, which represents approximately 18% of the firm’s overall trade revenue United Way of Greater St. Louis: Merry has been engaged with United Way for too many years to count. They have come to rely on her as a “keeper of the mission.” For at least a decade she has been hosting women leaders from Edward Jones at her home annually to kick off the United Way campaign. In 2004 and 2005 Merry became the fifth of 10 distinguished women to ever lead the United Way of Greater St. Louis’ Women’s Leadership Giving Society, which is ranked in the top five of 1,800 United Ways across the globe. In those two years she generated more than $7 million to help people in the St. Louis region. In the last several years, Merry has taken on the leadership for engaging de Tocqueville Women ($10,000+) and new members. She initiated United Way’s focus on encouraging “household gifts” as a way to engage the non-workplace spouse and families. She and her husband, Jim, are Maritz Circle contributors and have invested countless hours into orienting new and prospective givers about the importance of United Way’s mission. Merry not only understands United Way’s mission of helping people; she lives it. According to Orvin Kimbrough, Executive Vice President Major Gifts, Merry is one of the best volunteers they have ever had the pleasure to know and work closely with.