The COCA Associate Board (CAB) is comprised of motivated and passionate philanthropic professionals who advocate for and help increase awareness of COCA’s mission, program participation, support and services to the St. Louis community through the arts. CAB’s purpose includes raising money for the COCA Annual Fund and building a pipeline, by introducing new audiences, families and participants to the organization.

2021–2022 Executive Officers
Jessica Davenport, President
Rasheen Coleman, Treasurer
Adam Wilson, Secretary
Ranie Verby, VP – Recruitment
Callie Rapp, VP – Development
Keenan Adams, VP – Events
Camille Bianco, Member at Large
Kristin Pollak, Member at Large

2021–2022 Associate Board Members
Maggie Barton
Erica Bouchard
Chris Cardinal
Jessica Fischer
Ashley Foell
John Gaskin
Webster Heffern
Sally Hendin
Abby Hillman
Shabnam Nouraie
Elise Pursley
Lori Lea Shelley
Mariah Small
Gabrielle Souza
Laura Sparks-Boyce
Justin Trabert
Katie Van Allen
Ian Van Dam
Roxann Williams
Douglas Woods

Member Benefits:
Experience Board leadership with a nationally renowned arts organization, gain networking experience, work with community leaders, learn about development and fundraising methods and participate in social events. In addition, COCA Associate Board Members receive all COCA Annual Fund donation benefits at the $500 Patron level, including:

  • Recognition on COCA’s website
  • Listing in COCA Annual Report
  • Invitation to the COCAcabana Kick-Off Party and opportunity to purchase tickets to COCAcabana at the Friend’s level (limited)
  • Early registration for COCA Summer Arts Camps
  • Invitations to private events for exclusive access to COCA performances, exhibitions and artists

Member Expectations:

  • Attend each one of four quarterly board meetings (held at COCA), as well as one annual joint meeting with the COCA Board of Directors. Executive Committee members attend four quarterly meetings.
  • Attend at least two COCA Associate Board-hosted events including internal social events, adult and family cultivation events, and fundraisers.
  • Introduce and invite new families and persons to COCA, as appropriate.
  • Recruit new COCA Associate Board Members, bring new sponsorships or provide in-kind support to COCA (as appropriate).
  • Annual giving dues of $500 per year (all COCA Annual Fund donation benefits at the $500 Patron level apply).