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Art is a mirror and we all deserve to be represented in the reflection. By bringing diverse communities together through the arts, COCA changes the way people approach the world. Their sparks of passion and talent become real-life experiences and life-long success. But for each young talent who rises to exceed his or her dreams, there are countless others with boundless potential waiting in the wings. The Richard Baron Leaership Circle allows COCA to provide scholarships, achieve artistic excellence, maintain stable operations, and build community engagement across St. Louis.

We want to do more. JOIN US, and we can.


Make a Difference

Membership in the Leadership Circle starts at $1,500 per year and helps to provide close to $1 million in individual scholarships and arts education programs to St. Louis area schools.

Levels of Support

$1,500 Annually

  • Recognition on signage, in the COCA Annual Report and in special print communications
  • Advance invitations and early registration for COCA programs
  • Two complimentary tickets to three “Taste of COCA” events throughout the year, including cocktails
  • Two complimentary tickets to FLAME

$2,500 Annually

  • All of the above, plus two additional complimentary tickets to FLAME (four total)

$5,000 Annually

$10,000 Annually

  • All of the above, plus use of the COCA Millstone Gallery for one private event

$15,000 Annually

  • All of the above, plus use of the COCA Anheuser-Busch Black Box Theatre for one private event

$25,000 Annually

  • All of the above, plus use of the COCA Founders’ Theatre and Emerson Studio for one private event

$50,000 Annually

  • All of the above, plus use of the COCA facility for a private event

COCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and does not receive United Way or any taxpayer support.

Richard Baron Leadership Circle Donors 2015-2016

Rhonda Carter Adams and Carlton Adams

Phyllis and Kevin Anderson

Lisa and Greg Boyce

Amy Drummond and Bill Carson

Molly and Chris Danforth

Kathy Cramer and John Davis

Neeahtima and L. Craig Dowdy

Kay Drey

Alison and John Ferring

Shereen and Michael Fischer

Angela and Brendan Freeman

Carolyn Gold

Stephanie Gold

Susan K. and Paul Goldberg

Barbara B. Goodman

Diedre and Michael Gray

Stacey Goldman and Tim Greenwald

Jennifer and Tom Hillman

Cheryl Holman

Mary and James H. Howe IV

Linda and Jesse Hunter

Kristin and PK Johnson

Anjali and Atul Kamra

Karen and Larry Kotner

Janet M. and N.S. “Jim”  Knight, Jr.

Jennifer and Will Lindenmayer


Geralynn and Bob Lord

Pam and John Mandelker

Kelly and Kory Mathews

Angie and John Mather

Devon and Nick McConnell

Catherine and Kurt Merkel

Terese Messman

Becky and Tom Minogue

Ranjana and Jeffrey Morgan

Lynne and Brooks Parriott

Jane and Dave Peacock

Nicole and Joshua Randall

Lisa and Andy Remack

Mary and Steve Schoolman

Susan and David Sherman III

Wendi and Shannon Sock

Riley and Greg Sullivan

Linda and John Tracy

Michelle Trulaske

Elizabeth Tucker

Susan and Kent Turner

Susan and Peter Tuteur

Ellen and John Wallace

Sarah and Michael Wendt

Susan and Joe Werner

Nan and Steve Wisniewski


* Donors above have designated their gift to COCA’s fiscal year 2015-2016, which began September 1, 2015.  List updated October 12, 2015.