COCAcabana 2014

COCAcabana 2015

SAVE THE DATE: 04.24.2015

Event Chairs:
Rhonda & Carlton Adams
Jennifer & Tom Hillman
Megan & Cliff Holekamp
Susan & Michael Scully


Honorary Chair:
Lee Nolting, Founding COCA Faculty Member

Presenting Sponsor
Anheuser Busch

Lead Scholarship Sponsors  

PNC Bank




Kickoff Party Sponsor Creative & Design Print Partner Appetizer Sponsor

PNC Bank

Cannonball Town and Style LHM

Red Carpet Sponsor Cocktail Sponsor Lounge Sponsor Technology Sponsor


CI Select


Gold Table Sponsor:
Cannonball Agency
Gateway Media
Touchwood Creative

Silver Table Sponsors:
Centric Group
FTL Capital, LLC.
Monsanto Company

Bronze Sponsors:
Gershman Mortgage
Thompson Coburn LLP

Host Tables:
Kerry & William Holekamp
Megan & Clifford Holekamp
Lynne & Brooks Parriott
Jane & Dave Peacock
Tarlow Family Foundation
Michelle Trulaske

Breeze Blow Dry Bar
Mention COCAcabana and 10% of your next
purchase at Breeze Blow Dry Bar
will be donated back to COCA!

For more information about sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact Virginia Howell at 314-561-4870, or email.

Why COCAcabana?

With a core value of accessibility, COCA annually provides more than $900,000 in arts programs at no cost in low-income schools and more than 400 scholarships for students to participate in COCA programs. Accounting for nearly 20 percent of COCA’s annual contributed revenue, COCAcabana is crucial to continuing this outreach.

COCAcabana 2013 raised more than $800,000 for COCA’s educational programs, exceeding  expectations by $100,000! With nearly 650 business and community leaders in attendance, this year’s event on Friday, April 26, featured a specialty cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres provided by some of St. Louis’ hottest restaurants, a three-course dinner under the tent, dancing to the spins of St. Louis favorite DJ Reggie and more than a few surprises for guests! The annual live auction was hosted by celebrity guest Billy Bush of Access Hollywood and auctioneer David Goodman, and featured a performance by COCA’s Hip-Hop Crew that brought guests to their feet!

We are grateful to COCAcabana 2013 Event Co-Chairs Lindsay and Scott Bush, Mary and Bob Ciapciak, Hazel and Arnold Donald and Stephanie and Mark Schnuck as well as Honorary Chair, Nathalie Means, Principal of Jefferson Elementary School - an Interchange Program Participant, and the Committee members. We also thank our Presenting Sponsor Anheuser-Busch Companies, Live Auction Sponsor The Lincoln Motor Company and Lead Scholarship Sponsors The Boeing Company, Centene Charitable Foundation, McCormack Baron Salazar and Mercy. Finally, we must thank the many generous Sponsor, Host, Patron and Friend guests whose participation made the evening so financially successful for COCA.

View the fabulous event photographs and see event coverage from COCAcabana Print Sponsor Town & Style, ALIVE Magazine, Ladue News and Berger's Beat!

The following companies have supported COCAcabana over the years
Acropolis Technology Group
Ameren Missouri
Archer Wealth Management
AT&T Missouri
The Boeing Company
Brown Shoe Company
Bryan Cave LLP
Buckingham Asset Management
Butler’s Pantry
c barnes photography
Cannonball Advertising and Promotion
Centene Charitable Foundation
Centric Group
Chandler Hill Winery
Charter Communications
Commerce Bank
Edward Jones
Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelers
Enterprise Bank & Trust
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Ernst & Young, LLP
Express Scripts, Inc.
FTL Capital LLC
Gershman Mortgage
JP Morgan/Chase Bank
Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C.
The Lincoln Motor Company
Major Brands
Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry
McCormack Baron Salazaar
Moneta Group
Monsanto Company
Pattering Paws & Rent-A-Relative
Peabody Energy
PNC Bank
Premier Rentals LLC
Pulaski Bank
Regions Bank
Renaissance Financial
Repco Graphics Inc.
Robust Wine Bar & Café
Sigma-Aldrich Corporation
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation
Southwest Airlines
St. Louis Rams
Tacony Corporation
THF Realty
Thompson Coburn LLP
Town & Style
Touchwood Creative
U.S. Trust, Bank of America
Private Wealth Management
U.S. Bank
USA Mortgage Company
Walbrandt Technologies
Wells Fargo Advisors
Westward Financial Strategies
Willow & Shea
Worldwide Technology
*List is not comprehensive of all COCAcabana supporters.

Funds raised at COCAcabana support COCA's multidisciplinary programs including COCA Presents Series, educational classes and workshops in dance, music, drama, and visual arts for all ages, and contemporary art exhibits in the Millstone Gallery. COCA's award-winning outreach program, Urban Arts, provides free arts education to low-income students throughout St. Louis.

*Restrictions may apply; details are subject to change.

Event Date(s)  
COCAcabana 2015: Night to Shine

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Apr 24, 2015
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