City Academy’s Friends Committee is a group of professionals devoted to transforming lives through education. The Friends Committee is dedicated to cultivating new relationships with individuals and organizations throughout the St. Louis community. Our Friends Committee supports our students and their families through volunteering, hosting events, and fundraising for our scholarship program.

Friends enjoy opportunities to meet other young professionals who are also passionate about education. If you are interested in becoming a City Academy Friend, please contact Vernique May at

I want to become a City Academy Friend

Allie Beath

Ben Beath
GardaWorld Security

Kat Beath

Thomas Bunn
iSelect Fund

Byron Caskey
Wells Fargo Advisors

Colleen Daum
Covenant House

Heather Day
Day Consulting

Lacey Gulyas
Enterprise Holdings

Darrion Harris
Crawford, Murphy & Tilly
Class of 2006

Lisa Hart

Lindsey Heisler

Gracie Jackson
U.S. Bank Community Development Corporation

Courtney Mach, Chair
Swank Motion Pictures

Caitlin Oppland 
Stealth Creative

Julie Peters
Women’s Exchange of St. Louis

Turner Peters
Truck Driver Power Inc.

Diane Swank

Todd Turner
Cass Commercial Bank

Patrick VanCleave
Renaissance Financial Corp