About the Friends Committee

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

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We always want to hear from our community members who share a passion for education and want to join others in the furthering of City Academy’s mission and impact. If you are interested in becoming a City Academy Friend, please contact Vernique May at VMay@CityAcademySTL.org.

2021-2022 Friends Committee Roster

Allie Beath, CIBC Bank USA

Ben Beath, GardaWorld Security

Kat Beath, Caleres

Thomas Bunn, iSelect Fund

Byron Caskey, Wells Fargo Advisors

Colleen Daum, Covenant House

Heather Day, Day Consulting

Lacey Gulyas, Enterprise Holdings

Darrion Harris (Class of 2006), Crawford, Murphy & Tilly

Lisa Hart, Anchor/Reporter/Host

Lindsey Heisler, Maritz

Gracie Jackson, U.S. Bank Community Development Corporation

Courtney Mach (Friends Committee Chair), Swank Motion Pictures

Caitlin Oppland, Stealth Creative

Julie Peters, Women’s Exchange of St. Louis

Turner Peters, Truck Driver Power Inc.

Diane Swank, Emerson

Todd Turner, Cass Commercial Bank

Patrick VanCleave, Renaissance Financial Corp