COCA is committed to a vibrant St. Louis that is creative, connected, and inclusive.

Ten years ago, 100 Visionary Partners formed the Richard Baron Leadership Circle in support of what a strong community arts center could mean for St. Louis.

COCA responded by creating equitable access and unmatched artistic opportunities for more than 50,000 people from 293 zip codes.

Today, your membership ensures that COCA stands as a house of the people—where everyone is welcome.

People are joined by the things they love, the arts are no exception.

Our new campus expansion is a monumental milestone and a statement about our ambitions for a bright future—and we’re just getting started.

Now, during this moment of change and unprecedented challenges, we know the arts are more critical than ever and we need to expand our circle even further.

Will you join us?

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

Provides scholarship support for three children to experience two weeks of COCA Summer Arts Camp

$2,500 Annually – Visionary Partner

  • All of the above, plus an invitation to NEW private event with COCA Executive Director
  • Opportunity to rent COCA space at 10% discount

Provides a year-long scholarship and support services for an elementary age student in COCA’s Pre-Professional Division

$5,000 Annually – Adopt-A-Dancer Partner

  • All of the above, plus the opportunity to Adopt-A-Dancer and shadow his or her development at COCA

Provides ACT tutoring for students in COCA’s Pre-Professional Division

$10,000 Annually

  • All of the above, plus the opportunity to rent COCA space at 25% discount

Provides a semester-long arts residency in two COCA elementary school classrooms
$25,000 Annually

  • All of the above, plus complimentary use of the Millstone Gallery or Dierbergs Kitchen for a private event

Provides a year of van transportation for students who otherwise couldn’t participate at COCA

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

Richard Baron Leadership Circle Donors 2020–2021

Hope and Kirill Abramov
Rhonda and Carlton Adams
Tina Anderson
Barbara and Steve Archer
Nancy Barnes-Ault and Ken Ault
Christy Beckmann and Jim Vykopal
Renee and Andrew Bell
Vince, Christina & Talia Bennett
Elizabeth Mannen Berges and James Berges
Marion Black
Lee Bohm
Ramsey and Mark Botterman
Joanne and Scot Boulton
Lisa and Greg Boyce
Tiffany and Bill Bradley
Claudia Brodie and Kevin Twellman
Chrissy and Lee Broughton
Betsey and Hunter Brown
Barbara Bryant
Sharon Buchanan-McClure and Richard McClure
Julie and Bob Burmeister
Barb and Steve Burrows
David Butler and Lance Licht
Jennifer and Jonathan Campbell
Lisa Caplan and Shane Hieronymus
Lisa and Tom Carnahan
Juliet Chayat and Peter Czajkowski
Molly and Chris Danforth
John Davis
Pamela Dern
Hazel and Arnold Donald
Kay Drey
Amy Drummond and Bill Carson
Kim and Tim Eberlein
Alison and John Ferring
Linda and Steven Finerty
Shereen and Michael Fischer
Beth Fisher and Amit Shah
Debbie and Art Fitzgerald
Marilyn and Ambassador Sam Fox
Lotta and Jeff Fox
Merle Fox
Angela and Brendan Freeman
Laurie Garland and Michael Weisman
Wendy and Mark Gellman
Nancy and Michael Georgen
Susan and Norman Gilbert
Erica and Edward Glanz
Gregory Glore
Carolyn Gold
Abby and Michael Goldstein
Susan and Robert Goldstein
Diedre and Michael Gray
Nancy and Randy Green
Sharon and Marc Gunter
Patricia and Kit Heffern
Signa and Bob Hermann, Jr.
Lauren Herring and Ted Disabato
Jennifer and Tom Hillman
Cheri Hoffman
Cheryl Holman
Suzanne and Thomas Hough
Linda and Jesse Hunter
Suzanne and Jim Johnson
Kristin and P.K. Johnson
Sally Johnston
Karen and Raymond Kalinowski
Karen Kalish
Peggy and Lee Kaplan
Pauline Kim and Philip Lee
Janet Knight
Beverly and Steve N. Knight
Karen and Larry Kotner
Beth Kovaly Willis
Sarah Kramer
Nancy and Ken Kranzberg
Kim Kuehner
Kate and Mike Kupstas
Gail and Carl Lang
Amy Lefton
Karen and Mont Levy
Sheila Little-Forrest and Jeff Forrest
Laurie and Sean Lock
Kathy Manganaro
Anne and Kevin McCormack
Melissa and Rob Merlin
Terese Messman
Colleen and Robert Millstone
Becky and Tom Minogue
Sandra and Eric Moore
Isabel Moore Shepley
Anne and David Morgan
Laura and Cameron Murray
Noemi and Michael Neidorff
Elizabeth and Richard Nix, Jr.
Heidi and Kenneth Olliff
Kanika Pandey and Shrikant Ramachandran
Lynne and Brooks Parriott
Jane and Dave Peacock
Penny Pennington and Mike Fidler
Kelly and Mitch Pollock
Stephanie and Anthony Randall
Sue and Joe Rechter
Jeana and Walter Reisinger
Lisa and Andy Remack
Stephanie Riven and Roger Goldman
Susie and Jonathan Sachs
Dana and Barry Sandweiss
Stephanie and Mark Schnuck
Mary Schoolman
Susan and Michael Scully
Glenda and James Seldin
Rachel and Jermal Seward
Wendi and Shannon Sock
Carol and Michael Staenberg
Steinback and Sachs Families
Jarona and Bill Stevens
Mary and Thomas Stillman
Mary Strauss
Susan and Greg Sullivan
Caryl and Alan Sunshine
Richard and Eliot Tao
Jaime and Brian Thomas
Sherri and James Tichenor
Sarah H. Trulaske
Kathleen and Kent Turner
Lisa and Andrew Tuteur
Susan and Peter Tuteur
Ellen and John Wallace
Josephine and Richard Weil
Lauren Weissman Kerner and Kyle Kerner
Peter and Linda Werner
Susan and Joe Werner II
W. Jack Wichmann*
Susie and Stuart Zimmerman

List includes members who joined or renewed their support during COCA’s 2021 fiscal year—Sept. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021.