Upcoming Events

Hawthorn members meet quarterly to discuss strategic initiatives, network with business leaders from across the state, and hear from the Governor about his economic priorities for Missouri. Meetings are held in various cities in Missouri, rotating geographically.

In addition, members receive first notice of upcoming trade missions, as well as invitation-only events hosted by regional leaders.

All Hawthorn Foundation board and committee meetings are open to the public.  Meeting notices are posted at the Department of Economic Development, Office of the Director, Truman Building, 6th Floor, Jefferson City, Missouri and on this website.  To attend in person or by conference call, please contact Kathy Wunderlich 636-579-9000 or Steve Oslica 314-343-6031 for further information.


35th Anniversary Celebration honoring our founder, Senator "Kit" Bond
Wednesday March 7, 2018

Hawthorn Board Meeting (2:00pm) 
Reception and Dinner (5:30pm)
Missouri Athletic Club / St. Louis, Missouri

Please join us for the Hawthorn Foundation's 35th Anniversary Celebration and Dinner Honoring our Founder, Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond. All proceeds will benefit the Hawthorn Foundation outreach initiatives to attract, develop and retain business for the state of Missouri. Individual tickets are $175.

Over the course of 40 years of distinguished service, Christopher S. “Kit” Bond earned a reputation as a skilled statesman able to build coalitions. In 1982, then Governor Bond worked with state legislators to create the Hawthorn Foundation. Its creation brought talented business leaders together with state government to form a partnership aimed at attracting, promoting and retaining business within the State of Missouri. Hawthorn celebrates its 35th anniversary as a testament to Kit Bond’s innovative thinking.

There are sponsorship opportunities to support this event and gain visibility for your organization. Find out more

Hawthorn Quarterly Meetings 

Board meetings begin at 9:30AM (*except as noted below)

All lunches begin at 11:30AM for Networking/12:00PM Lunch.

Interested in sponsoring a board meeting lunch?  Contact Steve Oslica 314-343-6031.


Upcoming Quarterly Meetings:

Hawthorn Board Meeting
Lake of the Ozarks / Wednesday June 6, 2018

Hawthorn Board Meeting
Jefferson City / Friday August 24, 2018

Hawthorn Annual Meeting
Kansas City / Friday November 16, 2018
Telephone Call-In Information:  Dial-in Number: (515) 739-1015  
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