WaterStone is pleased to announce that Mark Ralfs has joined WaterStone as a key member of the Giving Strategies team and now serves as Vice President of Generosity. Based in St. Louis, Mark will lead our efforts to connect givers, professional advisors and nonprofit organizations with the innovative giving strategies and expertise of WaterStone.
Mark earned a M.S. in Mass Communications from Miami University and a B.S. in Broadcasting from the University of Florida. He has over three decades of experience in business, most recently as Vice President and Wealth Advisor for the BMO Private Bank. Mark has served his church, Calvary EFC, in many capacities including serving as Chairman of the Elder Board, facilitating a financial management curriculum, helping to spearhead the church’s legacy giving ministry, and leading various small groups. Mark has also served as past Chairman of the Board of Child Evangelism Fellowship of St. Louis.
As Vice President of Generosity for WaterStone, Mark’s mission is to serve givers at the intersection of faith and finance, helping them unlock their giving potential and release more financial resources to those churches, ministries and nonprofits that are building the Kingdom.
WaterStone CEO, Steve Leach, remarked,
“Mark’s professional background, his passion for ministry and his servant’s heart make him a wonderful ambassador for WaterStone. We are excited and blessed to welcome Mark to the WaterStone team and look forward to connecting more people to the WaterStone community of giving.”
WaterStone was founded in 1980 as the Christian Community Foundation. As a 501(c)(3) Christian public foundation, WaterStone comes alongside stewards of family wealth, entrepreneurs, business owners and executives to minimize their taxes, multiply their giving impact and heighten their joy of generosity. As experts in advanced giving strategies, WaterStone is a catalyst for Kingdom work around the world.