HCC STL Foundation

The HCC STL Foundation was formed in 2009 to accomplish charitable purposes, focusing on the Hispanic community of the metro St. Louis area. The Foundation’s three primary areas of focus are on advancing opportunities to promote education, training and to provide scholarships. Currently the Foundation is seeking opportunities for specific programs in these areas.  The Foundation’s progress will be updated on this page. The Foundation’s Board of Directors is as follows:

President & Treasurer:

Lydia Padilla








Lydia Padilla TRC Staffing


Director: Emma Espinoza

Emma Espinoza AT&T










Director: Gilbert Bailon








Gilbert Bailon Editor St. Louis Post Dispatch

Director: Ricky Vigil Headshot (3)










Ricky Vigil CFO, Life Systems, Inc.


Director: Margarita Flores2







Margarita Flores Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

Why Become a Member?

According to a study conducted by the Schapiro Group, when consumers know that a small business is a member of a chamber of commerce, they are 49% more likely to think favorably of it and 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

Who are HCC Members?

The HCC currently has over 225 members including Hispanic enterprises, small and minority-owned businesses as well as major corporate clients and community partners such as Anheuser-Busch, Inc, Centene, Nestle Purina, Regional Business Council and AT&T.

Can I Volunteer?

There are several committee and event volunteer opportunities throughout the year, please contact the office for details.