Wings of Hope Promotes Amy Cole Buehler to President

On Aug. 8, 2023, the Wings of Hope Board of Directors announced Amy Cole Buehler as the organization’s new president.

Buehler, who had been serving as interim president since December 2022, is the first woman to helm the organization which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

“Promoting Amy to president is a milestone event for Wings of Hope,” said Board Chairman Fred Meyland-Smith. “After a nine-month search for a new president — and extensive deliberation and intense discussions with Amy, our executive committee, staff and volunteers — our board unanimously chose Amy to lead us into our next chapter. She is incredibly smart, decisive, inclusive and passionate about our mission. Simply put, she is the right person for the job.”

An experienced nonprofit executive, Buehler joined Wings of Hope as director of development in August 2019. Over the past 30 years, she has helped raise millions of dollars for many St. Louis-area and statewide organizations, in both professional and volunteer roles. She served as the executive director for both the Animal Protective Association of Missouri Therapeutic Horsemanship (now TREE House of Greater St. Louis) and the Parkway Alumni Association. In 2008, Buehler founded Amy Cole Buehler & Assoc., LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to working alongside nonprofit organizations throughout Missouri to further their strategic goals through planning, training, board development, fundraising and coaching.

“I am honored and excited to serve Wings of Hope as its next president and its first woman president,” said Buehler. “I hold the mission of this organization very dear, so you can rest assured that we will always remain mission-focused — and we will look to that as our guiding light as we move forward as an organization.”

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