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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 Leadership 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

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 Discovery Young Artist Program

$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
  • Opportunity for COCA YOP tax credits (pending availability)

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 2017-2018

Joyce Aboussie
Rhonda & Carlton Adams
Phyllis & Kevin Anderson
Barbara & Steve Archer
Christy Beckmann & Jim Vykopal
Renee & Andrew Bell
Barbara & Barry Beracha
Cathy & Jim Berges
Amy Best
Nida & Chad Bockert
Lee Bohm
Ramsey & Mark Botterman
Lisa & Greg Boyce
Tiffany & Bill Bradley
Susy Broderick
Chrissy & Lee Broughton
Betsey & Hunter Brown
Julie & Bob Burmeister
Barbara & Stephen Burrows
Lisa Caplan & Shane Hieronymus
Lisa & Tom Carnahan
Mary & Robert Ciapciak
Christy Conrad & Gian Cavallini
Molly & Chris Danforth
John Davis
Pamela Dern
Hazel & Arnold Donald
Neeahtima & L. Craig Dowdy
Amy Drummond & Bill Carson
Angie & Brian Dunn
Meg & Sam Eveland
Alison & John Ferring
Shereen & Michael Fischer
Angela & Brendan Freeman
Nancy & Michael Georgen
Susan & Norman Gilbert
Erica & Edward Glanz
Stephanie Gold
Carolyn Gold
Ken Goldberg
Stacey Goldman & Tim Greenwald
Abby & Mike Goldstein
Barbara B. Goodman
Diedre & Michael Gray
Nancy & Randy Green
Jennifer & Cap Grossman
Sharon & Marc Gunter
Jill & David Hauck
John C. Hauck
Signa & Bob Hermann
Lauren Herring & Ted Disabato
Jennifer & Thomas Hillman
Cheryl Holman
Patti & Bart Holtzman
Suzanne & Thomas Hough
Linda & Jesse Hunter
Suzanne & Jim Johnson
Kristin & P. K. Johnson
Sally C. Johnston
David Joyner & Bill Lawton
Karen Kalish
Larry Kaplan
Peggy & Lee Kaplan
Lauren Weissman Kerner & Kyle Kerner
Janet & *Jim Knight
Karen & Larry Kotner
Nancy & Kenneth Kranzberg
Kim Kuehner
Amy Lefton

Laurie & Sean Lock
Geralynn & Bob Lord
Susan & Danny Ludeman
Pam & John Mandelker
Kathy Manganaro
Elizabeth Mannen
Kelly & Kory Mathews
Anne & Kevin McCormack
Sharon Buchanan-McClure & Richard McClure
Melissa & Rob Merlin
Becky & Tom Minogue
Anne & David Morgan
Ranjana & Jeffrey Morgan
Laura & Cameron Murray
Elizabeth & Richard Nix
Heidi & Kenneth Olliff
Kanika Pandey & Shrikant Ramachandran
Lynne & Brooks Parriott
Jane & Dave Peacock
Penny Pennington & Mike Fidler
Susie & Gordon Philpott
Carrie & Bill Polk
Kelly & Mitchell Pollock
Fernanda & Eduardo Queen
Jane & Charlie Rallo
Stephanie & Anthony Randall
Dana & Ron Redwing
Lisa & Andy Remack
Michele Rose
Susie & Jonathan Sachs
Mary & Steven Schoolman
Susan & Michael Scully
Terry Moore Shepley & John Shepley
Wendi & Shannon Sock
Amy & Rob Soper
Kathleen & Doug Sprong
Mary Ann & Andrew Srenco
Carol & Michael Staenberg
Marilyn & Ken Steinback
Jarona & Bill Stevens
Mary & Thomas Stillman
Mary Strauss
Donald M. Suggs
Caryl & Alan Sunshine
Susan Sylvia & Rob Fucetola
Eliot & Richard Tao
Patti & Holden Thorp
Sherri & Jim Tichenor
Justin & Tedd Trabert
Linda & John Tracy
Sarah H. Trulaske
Jane Tschudy
Elizabeth Tucker
*Susan & Kent Turner
Lisa & Andrew Tuteur
Susan & Peter Tuteur
Ellen & John Wallace
Sarah & Todd Weaver
Josephine & Richard Weil
Laurie Garland Weisman & Michael Weisman
Sarah & Michael Wendt
Robin & Tim Wentworth
Linda & Peter Werner
Susan & Joe Werner
W. Jack Wichmann
Grant Williams III
Sherry & Gary Wolff
Susan & Stuart Zimmerman


List includes members who joined or renewed their support during COCA’s 2018 fiscal year – Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018. To inquire about your membership status, please contact Pam Mandelker, COCA Director of Advancement, at 314.561.4869.