Executive Board of Directors
The Showing Hearts Foundation would like to acknowledge our Executive Board of Directors. We are forever grateful of the guidance, wisdom and resources of these individuals assisting in the shaping our organization.
Gregory St. Fort
Born and raised in NYC, Gregory St. Fort has a passion for community building, marketing, and event production. He studied computer engineering at City Tech in Brooklyn but always had a passion for entrepreneurship. He believes we can fight for social justice through entrepreneurship. He founded LetsKeepBuilding Inc (LKB) to become a platform for this.
LetsKeepBuilding Inc is a lifestyle brand for entrepreneurs. It was founded in New York City and also has a presence in Madison, WI, and Tampa FL. LKB brings together entrepreneurs of all backgrounds by building technology, and events, and community initiatives. Over 5,000 people have attended LKB events. Gregory is also an executive director of a nonprofit called 100state, a coworking space in Madison, WI. 100state has a 6,500 sq ft office and over 260 members making it the largest coworking space in the state.
Gregory also does marketing and branding consultation for startups.
Marquerita Story, MDiv
Reverend MarQuerita Story is the daughter and great granddaughter of Baptist preachers. She accepted her call into the preaching ministry in 1998, under the mentorship and pastoring of the Reverend Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr., Phoenix Arizona. She is a strategic planner for urban ministries and consults with several churches in the area of church growth; men’s and women’s ministry; leadership development; strategies for ministries that reach and retain; and multi-generational ministry models. She has over 18 years of Community outreach experience and working with at risk communities.
She received her Masters of Divinity from the American Baptist Seminary of the West, University of California; Berkeley, California; where she received the distinction of being the L. Doward McBain Preaching Fellow for best preacher in her graduating class. Consequently she was ordained January 2004 and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in ministry.
Adrienne Adams is Chairperson of Community Board 12, the 2nd largest Community Board in Queens, New York. In her capacity as Chair, Ms. Adams works with local elected officials, city agency representatives, local law enforcement and clergy members, giving voice to the community-at-large. Ms. Adams represents Community Board 12 at Queens Borough Board meetings, public hearings, Mayoral Commission, and all other activity pertinent to the governance of Community Board 12. Ms. Adams is an advocate for the education equity of children in southeast Queens and is the past Education Chairperson of Community Board 12. She remains a vocal advocate for education equity of children in Queens.
Ms. Adams is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Queens Borough Public Library System and the Board of Directors of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority IvyAKAdemy Day Care Center. Ms. Adams is an active member of several community-based organizations, including the NAACP and National Action Network; championing civil and equal rights and the provision of academic funding and scholarships to deserving students. Adrienne Adams is a graduate of Spelman College, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Professionally, she has been a Child Development Associate Instructor and Corporate Trainer, working in Human Capital Management with several Fortune 500 Corporations.