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					                                                                                                                Center of Creative Arts | 524 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, MO 63130 | (314) 725-6555 | www.cocastl.org




            Annual R ep ort                                                                                      Dear COCA Friends,
                        TO THE COMMUNITY                                                                         COCA’s annual report gives us the chance to look back on the previous year and reflect upon
                                       September 2008 – August 2009                                              the highlights.
                                                                                                                 We believe that the hallmark of a healthy organization lies in its ability to plan strategically
                                                                                                                 and withstand challenging times.
                                                                                                                 In 2008-09, the COCA Board and Staff recommitted itself to COCA’s core values and completed
                                                                                                                 a nine-month strategic review process. The results of this process have shaped COCA’s Strategic
                                                                                                                 Plan, which will guide COCA over the next several years toward stronger sustainability,
                                                                                                                 increased capacity to generate revenue from diverse sources, clearer strategic positioning and
                                                                                                                 messaging, more efficient business model and a renewed and re-energized focus on our vision.
                                                                                                                 During the year, we also took the necessary steps to address the economic downturn. As a
                                                                                                                 result, COCA reduced the size of it administrative staff and gained efficiencies in many areas.
                                                                                                                 Program participation thrived during this year despite economic uncertainty and enrollment in
                                                                                                                 COCA’s Education Department is the highest to date.
                                                                                                                 We attribute this increased enrollment to our commitment to quality and equity in everything
                                                                                                                 that is presented at COCA. We are grateful to our fine faculty and staff whose work allows us
                                                                                                                 to attract and retain a diverse group of students.
                                                                                                                 Many corporations, foundations and individuals supported our work in our Community and
                                                                                                                 Schools Division making it possible for COCA to go outside its walls on Trinity Avenue to serve
                                                                                                                 a wide array of schools throughout the community. One of those programs, Interchange,
                                                                                                                 supported by The Ford Foundation, enabled COCA to engage with 35 other St. Louis arts and
                                                                                                                 culture organizations and to use the arts as a powerful tool for engagement and learning.
                                                                                                                 Interchange has also given COCA an opportunity for institutional growth and development as
                                                                                                                 it engaged and learned from a group of eight national partners from across the country.
                                                                                                                 There is much more that we could reflect upon, but above all, we want to thank you, our
                                                                                                                 supporters, for your help in making COCA an exciting place where people from all walks of
                                                                                                                 life can learn and discover themselves and others through the arts.
                                                                                                                 With best wishes,



                                                                                                                 Stephanie Riven                                              Barbara Archer
                                                                                                                 Executive Director                                           President, COCA Board of Directors




COCA Board of Directors                                                         2008-2009 Financials
Executive Committee          Laurie Hiler           Karen Kotner                Organizational                  Organizational                       Contributed Income History                Earned Revenues and Expenses
Barbara Archer                  VP of Arts              VP of HR                Income Distribution             Expenses Distribution                (Dollars in millions)                     by Program
    Board President             Programming         Bill Miller                                                                                                                                (Dollars in millions)
Bill Carson                  Cheryl Holman*             Secretary FY09          Total Income = $4,300,000*      Total Expenses = $4,900,000           2009 Total = $2,676,000
    VP of External Affairs      VP of Development   Susan Sherman
Kathy Cramer                 Kristin Johnson            VP of Marketing
                                                                                                                                                      $5.0                                      $2.1
    VP of Strategic             VP of Corporate     Peter Warren
    Planning                    Relations               VP of Board
                                                                                                                                                                                                $1.8
Carolyn Gold                 Lee Kaplan                 Development                                                                                   $4.0
    VP of Interchange           Secretary
                                                                                                                                                                                                $1.5
Kim Hartmann                 Carol Klein                                                                               14% 15%
    Treasurer                   Ad Hoc Member                                            62%                                                          $3.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                $1.2
Peder Arneson                Lesley Hoffman         Tony Sansone
Lee Bohm                     Jesse Hunter           Caryl Sunshine                                                                                    $2.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                $0.9

Lisa Boyce                   Zulfi Jeevanjee        Richard Tao
                                                                                            38%                           71%                                                                   $0.6
Steve Burrows                Atul Kamra*            Michelle Trulaske
Alison Ferring               Sarah Kramer           Peter Tuteur                                                                                      $1.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                $0.3
Dale Fiehler                 Lucy Lopata            Pat Whiteside *
Sheila Little-Forrest        Donna Martin           David Wilsdorf
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Marc Goldstein               Gwen Mizell            Richard Baron                   Contributed Income 62%          Fundraising Expenses 14%         Fiscal Years (September 1 - August 31)              Program/Earned Revenues
Michelle Grimm               Steve Mullin           Tom Hillman
Patti Hand                   Lynne Parriott *       Steve Hochberg                                                  Management & General 15%                                                             Program Expenses
Janet Hennessey *            Maurice Quiroga        Cynthia Kohlbry
Lauren Herring *             Linda Raclin           Karey Witty
ANNUAL R EPORT T O T HE C OMMUNI T Y 2 0 0 8 -0 9 / HIGHL IGHT S


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                                                                        On-Site Participation                      Drawing                                    Imagine College Preparatory HS
                                                                                                                   Drawing Comics                             Jefferson Elementary School (Interchange)
                                                                        Dance and Fitness            3,463
                                                                                                                   Fierce Fashion Design                      Long Elementary School (Interchange)
                                                                        Early Childhood                533
                                                                                                                   Painting in Acrylics                       Magic House
                                                                        Theatre/Voice                  295                                                    Mann Elementary School (Interchange)
                                                                        Summer Camp                  2,081         WORKSHOPS AND SPECIAL                      Maplewood-Richmond Heights Early
                                                                        Visual Art                     119         OFFERINGS


    2 0 0 8
                                                                                                                                                               Childhood Center
                                                                        Workshops                      618         20+ programs offered; titles include:      MICDS
                                                                        (includes master classes,                  Club 524 social dance nights               New City School
                                                                        community events, Maymester)                and practicas                             Our Lady of Providence School
                                                                        Spring Break Camps             104         Hip-Hop Dance workshop                     Renaissance at Grand
                                                                        TOTAL                        7,213         Legally Blonde master class                Rossman School
                                                                                                                   Mary Poppins master class                  Saul Mirowitz Day School-Reform
                                                                        FREE @ 3:00 COMMUNITY EVENTS
                                                                                                                   Wicked musical theatre workshop            Jewish Academy
                                         School, Reform Jewish          8 programs offered; titles include:
                                                                                                                   Secret Ambition Series                     St. John the Baptist School
                                                                        Picturing Stories
                                         Academy, Rossman               Frogs!                                     SPRING AND SUMMER ARTS                     St. Louis Charter School
                                                                        Making Spaces                                                                         St. Louis College of Pharmacy
                                         School, St. Louis Children’s                                              CAMPS & INTENSIVES
                                                                        Pre Ballet                                                                            St. Peter School (Kirkwood)
                                                                                                                   Ages 3-5                                   The College School
                                         Hospital, The College          Let’s Get Moving                           30+ programs offered; titles include:      The St. Michael School
                                                                        Make Your Own Sketchbook                   Animal Planet
                                         School, The St. Michael        Green Art for Earth Day                    Broadway Babies
                                                                                                                                                              The Willows
                                                                                                                                                              Third Baptist Church
                                         School, The Wilson School,     DANCE                                      Good Night Stories                         University of Missouri St. Louis
                                                                        Ballet                                     Jurassic Art                               Vashon High School (Interchange)
                                         Villa Duchesne & Oak           120+ programs offered; titles include:     Mad About Madeleine                        Visitation Academy
                                         Hill School.                   Ballet: Advanced                           Magic Trunk                                Whitfield School
                                                                        Ballet: Advanced Pointe & Variations       Mouse Cookies and More                     Wydown Middle School
                                                                        Ballet: Beginner 1, 2, 3, 4                North Star Presents Polar Penguin Express
                                                                        Ballet: Beginner 1, 2, 3, 4 for Adults     Sensational Seuss                         Urban Arts Participation
                                                                        Ballet: Beginner for Teens                 Under the Big Top
                                                                                                                   Under the Sea                             After School                         552
                                                                        Ballet: Beginner Pointe                                                              Residencies & Performances         1,803
                                                                        Ballet: Intermediate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5         Ages 6-8
                                                                                                                                                             Art & Technology Program             306
                                                                        Ballet: Men’s Class                        60+ programs offered; titles include:     Scholarship recipients               203

October
                                                                        Character Dance                            Art of Ta Da!                             TOTAL                              2,864
                                                                        Choreography                               Batman & Beyond
                                                                        Dance for Boys                             Circus, Circus                            Urban Arts Locations for Classes,
                                                                                                                   Clone Wars                                Residencies and Performances
Scotland’s Visible Fictions                                             Fitness
                                                                                                                   Curtain Up                                Columbia Elementary School
                                                                        30+ programs delivered; titles include:
theatre company performs                                                CardioBarre                                Give Me Goosebumps                        Dunbar Elementary School
                                                                        Cardio Hip-Hop                             Lullaby of Broadway                       Froebel Elementary School
Jason and the Argonauts,                                                Dance for Fitness                          Monster Matinee                           Jackson Park Elementary School
                                                                                                                   Move It                                   Jefferson Elementary School
sponsored by Whitaker                                                   NIA
                                                                                                                   North Star Presents: Happy Feet           Laclede Elementary School
                                                                        Pilates for Adults
Foundation. With                                                        Pilates for Dancers                        OPERAtion Sing!                           Oak Hill School
                                                                        Zumba                                      Poetry Playground                         St. Cecilia School
“ingenious interweaving                  Celebrate Me Home                                                         Squish Splat                              Stevens Middle School
                                                                        Hip-Hop                                    Where in the World?
of characters” (Irish Times),            features exclusive             30+ programs offered; titles include:      Young Illustrator                         Urban Arts Offerings
                                                                        Hip-Hop: Beginner 1, 2, 3                                                            African Drumming
the classic Greek myth is                performances by Antonio        Hip-Hop: Beginner 1 for Adults             Ages 9-11
                                                                                                                                                             African Jewelry Making
                                                                                                                   70+ programs offered; titles include:
updated for today’s                      Douthit, COCA alumnus          Hip-Hop: Beginner 1 for Teens
                                                                                                                   A Play A Day
                                                                                                                                                             Afro-Caribbean Dance
                                                                        Hip-Hop: Intermediate 1, 2                                                           Book Arts
families. The COCA Family                                                                                          Aerial Circus
                                         and principal dancer with      Hip-Hop: Advanced
                                                                                                                   Chocolate Fctory
                                                                                                                                                             Circus Art
                                                                        Jazz                                                                                 Computer Art
Theatre Series is presented              the Alvin Ailey American                                                  Comic Book Capers                         Creating Comics
                                                                        55+ programs offered; titles include:      iCOCA
by Peabody; Centene                      Dance Theater and his          Jazz: Beginner 1, 2, 3                     Mix it Up
                                                                                                                                                             Creating Opera
                                                                        Jazz: Beginner 1 for Adults                                                          Creative Drama
Corporation and Wachovia                                                                                           Intro to Legomation                       Dance Exploration
                                         fellow company members,        Jazz: Beginner for Teens and Adults 1, 2   Passport Mexico
                                                                        Jazz: Intermediate 1, 2, 3, 4                                                        Drawing & Painting
Securities (now Wells                    with special appearances                                                  Photography                               Haitian Dance
                                                                        Jazz: Advanced                             Project Fashion
Fargo Advisors) are                                                     Musical Theatre Dance                                                                Hip-Hop
                                         from jazz vocalist Denise                                                 Sing, Dance, Act                          Illustration
season sponsors.                                                        Modern                                     Weaving
                                         Thimes and former Ailey                                                                                             Katherine Dunham Study
                                                                        18+ programs offered; titles include:      West African Drums                        Mexican Folk Dance
                                         dancer/ COCA instructor        Modern: Beginner 1, 2                      Ages 12 & up                              Mural Making
                                                                        Modern: Intermediate 1, 2, 3               45+ programs offered; titles include:     Music Matters
                                         Alicia Graf. The Ferring
November
                                                                        Modern: Intermediate &                     Acting for the Camera                     Performing Stories
                                                                         Advanced for Adults                       Art of Food                               Recycled Art
                                          Award for Philanthropy is     Modern: Advanced                           Actor’s Toolbox: Voice & Movement         Script Writing
Supported, in part,                           presented to Centene      Social & Cultural Dance                    Ballet Studio                             Sculpture
                                                                        25+ programs delivered; titles include:    Creating Amine & Manga                    Speech
by the Consulate                                Corporation. A          African Dance for Kids                     Digital Video Production                  Video Production
                                                                        Argentine Tango                            Fashion Challenge                         Web Design
General of the                                    performance for       Belly Dancing                              Hip-Hop                                   Writing & Performing
Netherlands,                                       the public on the    Flamenco                                   Musical Theatre Magic
                                                                        Salsa                                      Passport: Asia                            Interchange Participation
Theater Terra                                      following day is     Swing (Lindy Hop)                          Rock ‘n Roll Printmaking
                                                                                                                   Rock Musical                              Cultural Partner Organizations        35
brings the best                                    sponsored by         Tap
                                                                                                                   Shakespeare Production Studio Intensive St. Louis Public School Partners        10
                                                                        40+ programs offered; titles include:                                                Interchange Students               1,400
of European                                        Monsanto and         Tap: Beginner 1, 2                         Sweet and Savory
                                                                        Tap: Beginner 1 for Teens                  Textile Studio
children’s theatre                               St. Louis American.    Tap: Intermediate 1, 2, 3, 4               West African Dance
                                                                                                                                                             INTERCHANGE OFFERINGS
                                                                                                                                                             66 collaborative residencies offered
                                                                        Tap: Intermediate and
to COCA with Frog                                                        Advanced for Adults                       Off-Site (School and                       INTERCHANGE LOCATIONS
in the Clouds. The                                                      Tap: Advanced                              Community Programs)                        Blewett Middle School
                                                                        Tap: Musical Theatre                                                                  Columbia Elementary
musical production is                                                                                              Participation                              Dunbar Elementary
                                                                        EARLY CHILDHOOD
                                                                                                                   Classes and residencies           2,217    Henry Elementary
based on the books by                                                   60+ programs offered; titles include:
                                                                                                                   Performances                      1,450    Jefferson Elementary
                                                                        Broadway Babies                                                                       Long Middle School
Max Velthuijs.                                                          Drumtastic
                                                                                                                   Summer Camps
                                                                                                                    Whitfield School                   711    Lyons Middle at Blow Elementary
                                                                        Hip Tots                                                                              Mann Elementary
                                                                                                                    The College School                  98
                                                                        Little Happy Feet                                                                     Stevens Middle School
                                                                                                                   TOTAL                             4,476
Representatives of                                                      Play A Story                                                                          Vashon High School
                                                                        Shall We Dance?                            Off-Site Locations for Classes,
some of St. Louis’ leading                                              Three Ring Circus                          Residencies, Workshops and
                                                                        Under the Sea Exploration                  Performances                               COCA Theatre
independent schools
                                                                        THEATRE & VOICE
                                                                                                                   Airport Elementary School                  Presentations
participate in COCA’s First                                                                                        Blow Elementary School (Interchange)       COCA FAMILY THEATRE SERIES
                                                                        40+ programs offered; titles include:      Conway Elementary School
Annual School Fair,                                                     Acting 1,2                                 Danforth Plant Science Center
                                                                                                                                                              39 Performances
                                                                        Acting for the Camera                      Cathedral Basilica School                  Stars of the Peking Acrobats
established to support the                                              Broadway Bound                                                                        Jason and the Argonauts
                                                                                                                   Central Institute of the Deaf
COCA Family Theatre                                                     Broadway Singers                           Chesterfield Montessori                    Frog in the Clouds
                                                                        Creative Drama                             City Academy                               Same Spirit, Different Movement
Series. Participating                                                   Improvisation Workshop                     Clayton Academy-Camp Chautauqua            The Little Dancer Goes Around the
                                                                        Intermediate Acting                        Clayton High School                        World
schools and organizations                                               Intro to Acting                                                                       Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny
                                                                                                                   Clayton on the Park
include City Academy,                                                   Intro to Singing                           Community School                           Stellaluna
                                                                        Intro to Technical Theatre                 Columbia Elementary School (Interchange)   Madeline and the Bad Hat
Community School, Forsyth                                               Playing Shakespeare                        Cool Valley Elementary School              Attendees                       12,684
                                                                        Playwriting                                Delmar-Harvard Elementary School
School, MICDS, New City                                                 Stage Combat                               Dunbar Elementary School                   THE ORANGE GIRLS
                                                                                                                   Flynn Park Elementary School               36 Performances
                                                                        VISUAL ARTS
                                                                                                                   Forsyth School                             Scorched
                                                                        20+ programs offered; titles include:
                                                                                                                   Glenridge Elementary School                Eurydice
                                                                        Art for Non-Artists
                                                                                                                   Henry Elementary School (Interchange)      Collected Stories
                                                                        Art Studio
                                                                                                                                                              Attendees                         1,430
Center of Creative Arts | 524 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, MO 63130 | (314) 725-6555 | www.cocastl.org



Corporate & Foundation                    Rungolee                                  $100,000 +
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3
                                          St. Louis American                        Anonymous
2008-2009 Contributors                    St. Louis Language Immersion Schools
COCA extends a sincere thank              Target                                    $49,999 - $25,000
you to the following corporations,        U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private       Gail and Steven Hochberg
foundations and organizations for their    Wealth Management                        Sextant Technology Partners, Inc.
generous support through gifts that       USA Mortgage Company
underwrite performances, exhibitions,                                               $24,999 - $10,000
arts education programs, scholarship      Up to $999                                Archer Wealth Management, LLC
and outreach programs, special            Acero                                     Sharon and Dale Fiehler
projects and operating expenses.          Ameriprise Financial                      Susan Kalishman Goldberg and Paul
                                          Araka Restaurant                           Goldberg
Official Hotel Sponsor                    Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Peters         Diane and John Kalishman
Lodging Hospitality Management            Buck Consultants                          Nancy Kalishman
                                          Butler’s Pantry
$100,000 +                                Byrd                                      $9,999 - $5,000
The Ford Foundation                       Chandler Hill Vineyards                   Catherine and Birch Mullins
Peabody Energy                            Codi Jewelry                              Susan and David Sherman
Regional Arts Commission                  Cyrano’s/Revival
                                          Daisy Clover                              Up to $4,999
                                          Dazzle Boutique                           Dorothy Moog *
$99,999 - $50,000
                                          Figure 8 Designs                          Betsy and Harry Orchard
Arts & Education Council
                                          The Fountain on Locust                    * deceased
The Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation
                                          Intoximeters, Inc.
Centene Corporation
                                          Jule
Emerson                                                                             Youth Opportunities
                                          Liluma
The Hearst Foundation, Inc.                                                         Program (YOP)
                                          The Little Black Dress
Missouri Arts Council                                                               Program Dates: January 1, 2007 –
                                          Luciano’s Trattoria
National Endowment for the Arts                                                     December 31, 2008 &
                                          Lusso
Surdna Foundation, Inc.                                                             January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2010
                                          MACS Designs
Wells Fargo Advisors                                                                                                        Pavarti’s Laundry, New Delhi, 2003 by Jill Petzall
                                          The Market at Busch’s Grove
                                          Monterubio and Herbosa, Oral &            $100,000+

                                                                                                                                                                                 January
$49,999 - $25,000                           Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C.             Jennifer and Tom Hillman
AmerenUE                                  Newstead Tower Public House
Charter Communications                    Oceano Bistro                             $99,999 - 50,000
Edward Jones
Monsanto Company
                                          The Pasta House Company                   Bernard and Janet Becker                                                                     Alvin Ailey American Dance
                                          Sapphire Pan Asian                        Marlyn and Alyn Essman
RubinBrown                                Savile Row Custom Clothiers               I.E. Millstone *                                                                             Theater members Antonio
US Bank                                   St. Louis for Kids                        RubinBrown
                                                                                                                                                                                 Douthit and Kirven Boyd as
                                          Summit Distributing
$24,999 - $10,000                         Vie                                       $49,999 - $25,000                                                                            well as COCA faculty
Bernoudy Foundation                       Wish                                      Diane Gershman Levine
BKD, LLP                                  Wood Refinishing by Sue Wheeler           Carol and Ward Klein                                                                         member Christine Kardell
                                                                                                                            December
The Boeing Company                        * Gift-In-Kind
Employees Community Fund of Boeing
                                                                                    Stuart Millner                                                                               showcase their recent
                                                                                    Terry Moore Shepley and John Shepley
  St. Louis                               Corporate Matching Gift                                                                                                                choreography projects with
E. Reuben & Gladys Flora Grant
                                          Companies 2008-2009                       $24,999 - $10,000                       Four-time Emmy Award-                                COCA’s student dance
Charitable Trust
                                          Ameriprise Financial                      Stephanie Riven and Roger Goldman       winning filmmaker and
The Mary Ranken Jordan and Ettie A.
  Jordan Charitable Foundation
                                          Aon Corporation                           Catherine and Birch Mullins                                                                  companies. Conversations
                                          AT&T Foundation                           Sextant Technology Partners, Inc.       writer Jill Petzall exhibits
Clemence Lieber Foundation
                                          Bank of America                           Michelle and Grant Williams                                                                  with the Choreographer is
McCormack Baron Salazar                                                                                                     In-Different Light in the
National City
                                          The Boeing Company                                                                                                                     an opportunity for the public
                                          Brown Shoe Company                        $9,999 - $5,000                         Millstone Gallery. Her
National Guild of Community Schools                                                                                                                                              to hear about the evolution
                                          Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation   Barb and Steve Burrows
  of the Arts/ MetLife Foundation
Premier Rentals
                                          Covidien                                  Dorothy and Billy Firestone             photographs focus on                                 of the choreographers’ work
                                          Emerson                                   Elaine and John Hauck
Sextant Technology Partners, Inc.
                                          Energizer                                 Amy and Jim Kalishman
                                                                                                                            people who are usually                               and ask questions.
Mildred, Herbert and Julian Simon
  Foundation
                                          GannettMatch                              Renai and Brian Lowry                   misrepresented in
                                          Genentech Employee Giving Program         Kellie and Andy Trivers
Spoehrer Family Charitable Trust                                                                                            mainstream media.
                                          Johnson & Johnson Family                  Jane and Bob Tschudy
Norman J. Stupp Foundation
                                            of Companies                            Linda and Peter Werner
                                                                                                                                                                                 COCA and the Fox
Trio Foundation of St. Louis                                                                                                The exhibition is supported
The Dewitt and Caroline Van Evera
                                          LPL Financial                                                                                                                          Performing Arts Charitable
  Foundation
                                          Maritz                                    Up to $4,999                            by the Arthur and Helen
                                          Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc.      Donna and Paul Abrams
                                                                                                                                                                                 Foundation present a
Wells Fargo Commercial Banking                                                                                              Baer Foundation.
                                          The Monsanto Fund                         Amy Drummond and Bill Carson                                                                 Broadway Master Class
                                          The Pfizer Foundation                     * deceased
$9,999 - $5,000                           PNC                                                                                                                                    with dance captain and
Brown Shoe Company                        Scottrade                                                                         COCA’s student ballet
Cardinals Care                            Tracy Family Foundation                                                                                                                ensemble member Sarah
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation          The Wachovia Foundation
                                                                                    2008-09 Individual                      company, Ballet Eclectica,
Fox Performing Arts Charitable                                                      Contributors                                                                                 Marie Jenkins from the
Foundation                                                                                                                  performs The Little Dancer
                                          Donors to COCA’s Take                                                                                                                  cast of Legally Blonde
IBM                                                                                 $50,000 +                               Goes Around the World,
MARSH, Inc.                               Your Seat Campaign                        Anonymous (2)                                                                                the Musical.
North Star                                Lisa and Greg Boyce                       Lisa and Greg Boyce                     inspired by the Edgar Degas
Simmons Charitable Foundation             In Honor of Nevets Boyce and his love     Sonia Glassberg
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg               for his COCA family.                                                            sculpture. Stunning                                  COCA presents three
  Charitable Trust                        Claire and Lee Kaufman, Jr.               $49,999 - $25,000                       costumes and new dances
Thompson Coburn, LLP                      Happy Birthday to Alfred E. Goldman       Nancy and Kenneth Kranzberg                                                                  public performances by
UnitedHealthcare of the Midwest, Inc.     In Honor of Michael, Elaine, Louisa       Mary Strauss                            by guest choreographers                              renowned animal expert
                                            Eleanor and Jane Goldman
                                          In Honor of Martha, Sally and                                                     take audience members to
$4,999 - $2,500                                                                     $24,999 - $10,000                                                                            Jungle Jack Hanna. A
Bellwether Foundation, Inc.                 Bonne Sneider                               Anonymous                           Italy, Colombia, the Far East
Bland Family Foundation                   John Allan Love Foundation                    Richard Baron                                                                            television celebrity, author
Carrollton Bank                                                                                                             and more. The weekend is
                                          Underwriting seating at performances          Sharon and Dale Fiehler                                                                  and director emeritus of the
Consulate General of the Netherlands       for scholarship students                     Susan Kalishman Goldberg            sponsored by Mary Strauss.
DCA Family Foundation                                                                     and Paul Goldberg                                                                      Columbus Zoo, Hanna
Esco Technologies Inc.                    This list of COCA contributors includes gifts Stephanie Riven and Roger Goldman
Healthcare Strategic Initiatives          pledged or received for COCA’s Fiscal Year Diane and John Kalishman
                                                                                                                                                                                 brings some of the world’s
John Allan Love Foundation                2008-2009 (September 1, 2008 - August         Nancy Kalishman                                                                          most interesting animals to
Maritz                                    31, 2009).                                    Carol and Ward Klein
The Michel Family Foundation                                                            Catherine and Birch Mullins                                                              the COCA stage.
Mid-America Arts Alliance                 We apologize for any errors in or omissions Carol and Michael Staenberg
St. Louis Children’s Hospital             from this list.                               Michelle and Steve Trulaske
Weissman’s Dancewear Solutions                                                          Ellen and John Wallace
                                          NAP and YOP Donors                            Michelle and Grant Williams
$2,499 - $1,000                           Special thanks to the Missouri
Commerce Bank                             Department of Economic Development $9,999 - $5,000
Enterprise Bank & Trust                   Neighborhood Assistance Program and Anonymous
Forsyth School                            Youth Opportunities Program for partially Dorothy and William Firestone
Fox Family Foundation                     underwriting costs of COCA’s Capital and Lee Bohm
HOK Group, Inc.                           Urban Arts projects.                          Barbara and Stephen Burrows
The Harvey Kornblum Foundation                                                          Nancy Ylvisaker and Wesley Jones
Lathrop & Gage LC                         Neighborhood Assistance                       Amy and Jim Kalishman
Nordstrom                                 Program (NAP)                                 Arrin and David Karandish
Pershing Charitable Trust                 Program Dates: July 1, 2006 –                 Renai and Brian Lowry
Plaza Motor Company                       June 30, 2008                                 Mary and Steven Schoolman
Robust                                                                                  Susan and David Sherman
                                                                                        Eliot and Richard Tao
                                                                                        Kellie and Andy Trivers
                                                                                        Jane and Robert Tschudy
                                                                                        Linda and Peter Werner
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                                                                                     2008-09 Individual Contributors          Mary and Terry Harp                    Kim Rosenfield
4                                                                                    continued...                             Deborah and Kent Hirschfelder          Moira and David Ross
                                                                                                                              Kelly and Mike Johnson                 Siresha Samudraa
                                                                                     $4,999 - $2,500
                                                                                                                              Chris Kaplan                           Ellen Watkins and Theodore Schechter
                                                                                     Anonymous
                                                                                                                              Michele Rose-Kaplan and Larry Kaplan   Johanna Schillinger
                                                                                     Barbara and Steve Archer


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                                                                                                                              Ann and Don Kornblet                   Kim and Fred Seip
                                                                                     Alison and John Ferring
                                                                                                                              Donna Moog and Leonard Landsbaum       Juli Shields
                                                                                     Maxine Clark and Bob Fox
                                                                                                                              Pauline Kim and Philip Lee             Erica Uppstrom and Mark F. Silver
                                                                                     Carolyn and Richard Gold
                                                                                                                              Nikki and David Lemkemeier             Mary Beth and Allen Soffer
                                                                                     Janice and Hugh Grant
                                                                                                                              Ann and Randall Lipton                 Rebecca and Eric Stisser
                                                                                     Sophia Chung and John Holds
                                                                                                                              Pam and John Mandelker                 Debbie Stockard
                                                                                     Joanne and Joel Iskiwitch
                                                                                                                              Sherry Tucker and Eric Marquardt       Angela Tannenbaum
                                                                                     Theresa and Zulfikar Jeevanjee
COCA is honored to be                                                                                                         Tracey and Bill Marshall               Mary and Austin Tao
                                                                                     Suzanne and James Johnson
                                                                                                                              Jennifer and Jeffrey McDonnell         Cathy Thayer
                                                                                     Karen and Ray Kalinowski
named to a short list of arts                                                        Claire and Lee Kaufman, Jr.
                                                                                                                              Laura and John Meyer                   Sissy and Ted Thomas
                                                      Dawn McAndrews directs                                                  Peggy Moore                            Mary and Mark Unangst
organizations nationwide                                                             Kim and Bill Miller
                                                                                                                              Patty and Jerry Padawer                Bridget Unger
                                                      the Orange Girls, COCA’s       Susie and Gordon Philpott
                                                                                                                              Lynne and Brooks Parriott              Chitra Uppaluri
for a research initiative,                                                           Joanie and Karey Witty
                                                      resident theatre company,                                               Juliane and Omri Praiss                Beth Fagan and William Wallace
The Qualities of Quality:                                                                                                     Dorte and Jim Probstein                Nancy Walsh
                                                      in Eurydice in the             $2,499 - $1,000                          Gregory Ragsdale                       Harriette and Peter Warren
Understanding Excellence                                                             Donna and Paul Abrams                    Cynthia and Paul Rapponotti            Sheila Greenbaum and Gary Wasserman
                                                      Anheuser-Busch Black Box       Barbara and Ernest Adelman
in Arts Education, was                                                               Martha and David Aronson
                                                                                                                              Constance and Chad Reis                Kathy and Joe Weyhrich
                                                      Theatre. The retelling of                                               Theresa and Thomas Rogers              Julie and Kip Williams
commissioned by The                                                                  Emily and Peder Arneson                  Lucinda and Paul Santiago              Katie Wimbish
                                                      the Orpheus myth, through      Mary and Morton Bearman                  Mary Ann and Andrew Srenco             Patty and Tim Wommack
Wallace Foundation and                                                               Charlotte Brodsky                        Michelle and Robert Starke             Shelly Zaiz
                                                      the eyes of its heroine,       LeeAnn Chrisco
conducted by Project Zero                                                            Rand Dankner
                                                                                                                              Gregory Townsend
                                                      was written by acclaimed                                                William M. Tucker                      $149 - $100
at the Harvard Graduate                                                              Kathy Cramer and John Davis              Jane and Charles Walbrandt             Hany and Michelle Abounader
                                                      playwright Sarah Ruhl.         Yvette and John Dubinsky                 Elisa and Randy Wang                   Lisa Adams
School of Education.                                                                 Gretta Forrester                         Laurie Garland and Michael Weisman     Susan and Stuart Adams
                                                                                     Miriam Wilhelm and Eric Friedman         Jane Wilson                            Aviva Adler
                                                                                     Angela and Brendan Freeman               Jo Lynn and Warren Winer               Tricia Agan
                                                      March
                                                                                     Lotta and Jeff Fox                       Medelice and Michael Wirtz             Pooja Agarwal

February
                                                                                     Merle and Greg Fox                       Sherry and Gary Wolff                  Lenore Albee
                                                                                     Sheila Little-Forrest and Jeff Forrest   Fiona and Randy Woods                  Kathy Albers
                                                      Spring Break Camps             Judith Garfinkel
                                                                                                                                                                     Martha and Bruce Allen
                                                                                     Marie and Tommy Glancy
Curated by Jamie Adams                                offer arts-rich activities     Jane Glidden
                                                                                                                              $249 - $150                            Maureen King Altvater
                                                                                                                              Robin and Scott Alton                  Renee Altier
and Katharine Kuharic,                                for children 4-11.             Carolyn and Richard Gold
                                                                                                                              Kate Appleton                          Carolyn Anderson
                                                                                     Barbara B. Goodman
private (dis)play                                                                                                             Lisa Graivier Barnes and Carl Barnes   Julie and Christopher Anderson
                                                                                     Patti and Tim Hand
                                                                                                                              Sonia and Richard Beard                Joyce and Anthony Anderson
                                                                                     Alice and Howard Handelman
                                                                                                                              Kelly Becker                           Janet and Tom Andes

                                                      April
                                                                                     Kim and Bob Hartmann
                                                                                                                              Debbie and Ray Bentele                 Laura Argyres
                                                                                     Linda and Jesse Hunter
                                                                                                                              Leonna Bohnert                         Almira Arnold
                                                                                     Kristin and P. K. Johnson
                                                                                                                              Catherine and John Brauch              Jennifer Arter
                                                                                     Karen Kalish
                                                                                                                              Nancy Reynolds and Dwyer Brown         Jason Ashton
                                                                                     Peggy and Lee Kaplan
                                                                                                                              Mara Butler                            Diane and Eliot Asyre
                                                                                     Stacey L. Smith and Richard Katz
                                                                                                                              David Camp                             Arianne and John Aughey
                                                                                     Hedie Keller
                                                                                                                              Sharilyn Clark-Riley                   Kim Ausmer
                                                                                     Karen and Larry Kotner
                                                                                                                              Barbara and Charles J. Cook            Sean and Jenni Bailey
                                                                                     Sally and Ned Lemkemeier
                                                                                                                              Mary and Robert Crecelius              Dawn Baker
                                                                                     Donna and Bill Martin
                                                                                                                              Allieze Ruby Curry                     Tracy Baker
                                                                                     Angie and John Mather
                                                                                                                              Joan and Donald Damask                 Dori Baliva
                                                                                     Gwen and Steven Mizell
                                                                                                                              Molly and Chris Danforth               Evelyn Banks
                                                                                     Kris and Steve Mullin
investigates the impact                                                              Peggy and Andy Newman
                                                                                                                              Joan Davis                             Jessica Barbieri
                                                                                                                              Lynn DeLearie                          Elizabeth Barnes
of the sketchbook on art                                                             Betsy and Harry Orchard
                                                                                                                              Meghan Devereaux-Baumstark             Jilane Barnes
                                                                                     Susan and Bill Piper
making while serving as                                                                                                       Ellen and Henry Dubinsky               Amy Barnett
                                                                                     Jerrie and Brian Plegge
                                                                                                                              Yelena Dudin                           Harriet Baron
                                                                                     Catherine and Maurice Quiroga
a portal into the artists’       Wintering Sketch, 2009 by Arny Nadler               Linda and Grier Raclin
                                                                                                                              Elyra and Chris Espana                 Katie Barrett Beimdiek
                                                                                                                              Julie and Michael Ferrie               Pamela Barry
practices and ideas. The                                                             Kathy and Vic Richey
                                                                                                                              Jacqueline Fields                      Lynn Bartels
                                                                                     Michelle Grimm and Frank Scoggins
private works, exhibited in                           Borrowing the skills of                                                 Pepe and Terry Finn                    Kathleen Bartin
                                                                                     Caryl and Alan Sunshine
                                                                                                                              Ann Lieb Frawley and Tom Frawley       Susan Basile
                                                                                     Susan and Peter Tuteur
the Millstone Gallery,                                the welder, the tailor, the    Cindy and John Wallach
                                                                                                                              Steve Friedman                         Jacqueline Bauder
                                                                                                                              Anna Fu                                Melissa Baum
represent examples of                                   carpenter and, in recent     Harriette and Peter Warren
                                                                                                                              Judith and Ira Gall                    Kara and Robert Beardsley
                                                                                     Christine Lathuras and Tommie Wehrle
concept sketches,                                        works, the architect and    Josephine and Richard Weil
                                                                                                                              Sebastian Galiani                      Carl Becker
                                                                                                                              Marisa Giangrasso                      Cynthia Becker
preliminary and                                                                      Pat and Leo Whiteside
                                                          engineer, sculptor Arny                                             Sarah Genta                            Peggy and Pat Behan
                                                                                                                              Mary Cullen and Dan Goldberg           Michele and Richard Bell
comprehensive studies,                                    Nadler investigates        $999 - $500                              Tracey Guthrie                         Donna Benner
                                                                                     Mary Atkin
academic and life-drawings,                               utilitarian forms          A. J. Bardol
                                                                                                                              Jane and Wade Hammond                  Tammie and Richard Benzinger
                                                                                                                              Peggy Guest and Frank Hamsher          Johanna and Scott Berken
tracings and cartoons, as                                 stripped of their          Barbara and Barry Beracha                Karen and David Hermann                Gina Bernstein
                                                                                     Kathleen and Lawrence Billy              Kristin and Bill Hidell                Holly and Marc Bernstein
well as renderings.                                      original practicality in    Regina and Bob Boyce                     Hyatt Hodges                           Teri and Timothy Berry
                                                                                     Barbara and Dolph Bridgewater
                                                        a striking exhibit in the    Amy Drummond and Bill Carson
                                                                                                                              Leslie Hood                            Tracy Berry
                                                                                                                              Carrie and George Hruza                Christine Bertelson
COCA presents a                                         Millstone Gallery.           Barbara and Charles J. Cook              Kristin Kuchem                         Kathleen Bilderback
                                                                                     Mark D. Deany                            Wendy Jaffe                            Keisha Black
double bill adaptation                                                               Judith and Richard Dubin                 Marie Jensen                           Mary and Andy Blatt
of Margaret Wise Brown                                                               Ann and Keith Fischer
                                                            More than 30             Mary Kaye and John Fort
                                                                                                                              Tracy Katz-Joe and Vincent Joe         Christine and Tom Blazevic
                                                                                                                              Steve and Bonnie Johnston              Cheryl Block
and Clement Hurd’s                                           dining and retail       Susan and Christopher Fox                Diane Junger                           Shannon and Christopher Bloomstran
                                                                                     Jeri and Tom Garfinkel                   Caryn Fine and Robert Kanterman        Lisa Greening and Sam Blumoff
beloved bedtime classics                                     establishments          Susan Bindler and Michael Goldberg       Arie Kaplan                            Cherie Bock
Goodnight Moon and                                       including Liluma, Five      Karen Handelman and Marc Hirshman        Jane and Dan Keating                   Kevin Bodden
                                                                                     Lesley and Stan Hoffman                  Justin Kerber                          Joe Bodet
The Runaway Bunny,                                     Bistro, Lusso, Ivy Hill and   Sally C. and Henry O. Johnston           Bethany Gasparovic and Rob Klahr       Stephen Bolesta
                                                                                     Gordon Roewe
performed by the                                      Monarch participate in         Christine and Al Schmiz
                                                                                                                              Barbara Bleisch and Dennis Klein       Catherine Bollinger
                                                                                                                              Suzanne and John Knoblich              Julia Bollman
acclaimed Mermaid                                     COCA’s Mad Money               Ruth and Alvin Siteman                   Nancy Konieczny                        Jill Yamauchi and C.B. Boswell
                                                                                                                              Caroline and Michael Korybut           Nikki Bouchein
Theatre of Nova Scotia.                               Week by committing a           $499 - $250                              Lorrie Kovell                          Laura Boyce
                                                                                     Sandra and Robert Alaly
                                                      percentage of their            Dolores Attewell
                                                                                                                              Linda Kusner                           Melissa Bradford
                                                                                                                              Barbara Lewis                          Heidi Bradley
                                                      proceeds to support COCA       Ruth and Les Block                       Jennifer and William Lindenmayer       Karen Bradshaw-Miller
                                                                                     Lynne Blust                              Carol Lohuis                           Karen Branding
                                                      in advance of COCA’s           Phil Breden                              Lorry Mahone                           Lynn and Jerry Breakstone
                                                      annual spring fundraiser,      Dale Brodsky and Family                  Gina and Branko Marusic                Elaine Moss and Alan Breckenridge
                                                                                     Catherine Dean Burris                    Carol McGill                           Michele Thomas and Jay Brieler
                                                      COCAcabana.                     and William Burris                      Meredith Meyer                         Jen Brophy
                                                                                     Camilla and Eric Carlson                 Mary Baum and Dick Moomaw              Carol and Seth Brown
                                                                                     Mary and Robert Ciapciak                 Rosalind and Sanford Neuman            Eric Brown
                                                                                     Amy and Kyle Cordes                      Sima and Michael Oberlander            Kathy Brown
                                                                                     Kathy Cramer and John Davis              Rebecca Stith and Gen Obata            Risa Brown
                                                                                     Lela and Dennis DeToye                   Jill Evans Petzall                     Stephanie Brown
                                                                                     Alice Bloch and Frank K. Flinn           Ruth Raskas                            Valerie Brown
                                                                                     Candace and Tim Flynn                    Ann Rhomberg                           Dadishi Buchannon
                                                                                     Mary Gaertner and Paul Keller            Jacqueline Noel and Chris Ringwald     Jennifer Buchholz
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Center of Creative Arts | 524 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, MO 63130 | (314) 725-6555 | www.cocastl.org



Katherine Buchowski                      Jennifer Gerstner                      Dessa and Ryan Kopp
Cynthia Buckler                          Lori and Nick Ghnouly                  Ksenija Kos                                                                                                                 5
Neil Bulloch                             Mindy Berry and Jim Giacin             Anita Kraemer
Marta Burgin                             Amy and Amrit Gill                     Mary Helene and Herb Kranze
Heather Burke                            Anne Gill                              Pam and Jim Krekeler
Raschelle Burton                         Sheri Glantz                           Deanna Kuhlmann-Leavitt
Catherine Bush                           Jane Glidden                           Linda Laferriere
Joan Butcher                             Rachel Glik                            Melynda Lamb
Holly and Jay Butka                      Dehra Glueck                           Sara Lander
Lynn Caiassa                             Lynn Goessling                         Laura Latragna
Joelle and Joshua Calhoun                Amelia Goffstein                       Alice Lawrence
Tammy Campbell                           Katherine Scannell Goffstein           Mitzi Laws
Dawn Capstick                            Amy and Mark Goldberg                  April SaboLay and Randall Lay
Stacy and Bryan Carey                    Maria Grabowski Goldberg               Kerrie Layton
Tina Carmack                               and Mark Goldberg                    Barb and Don Lea
Stacey and Chris Carman                  Mindy Goldfarb                         Jennifer Leach
Diane Carr                               Lillian Goldman                        Rosanne and Stephen Leake
Terri Carron                             Robert Goldson                         Julie Ledbetter
Karen Cassidy-Goewert                    Susan Wimber Goldwasser                Mary and John Lemkemeier             Left to right: Tim and Patti Hand, Cary Schneithorst Wolfner, Guest Star Jon Hamm,
Lori Caster                                and Michael Goldwasser               Patty Lemley
Donna and Gus Catsavis                   Catherine Gonzalez                     Rosalynn LeNoir
                                                                                                                     Arlene Marminta Browne and Stanley Browne, and David Schmid.
Elaine Causevic                          Sue Goodman                            Peggy and Don Lents
Tracy Chamberlain                        Sherry and Louis Grabow                Debi Lesko
Laura Chappell                           Debbie Granick                         Galit Lev-Harir                      COCA’s student dance                                   Patti and Tim Hand, Arlene
Pat and Lewis Chartock                   Vickie Gray                            Joelyn and Ed Levy                   companies, COCAdance                                   Maminta Browne and
Phyllis Cherrick                         Karen Grayson                          Vic Lewchenko
Beth and Paul Chesterton                 Stephanie and Todd Greenberg           Jessica and Chris Lewis              and Ballet Eclectica,                                  Stanley Browne, David
Theresa Chestnut                         Mary Elizabeth Grimes                  Frances Leve
Emily Chrysler                           Susan Gudmestad                        Philip Ley                           conclude their season with                             Schmid, and Cary
Melissa Clark                            Lisa and Dan Guirl                     Judith Lieu                          IMPACT, featuring work by                              Schneithorst Wolfner.
Stephanie Clark                          Cathleen Faris-Guyol and James Guyol   Nancy Lisker-Chayet
Charles Clayton                          Gina Haberl                            Victor Little                        guest choreographers
Marie Bone and Michael Clear             Catherine Hamlin                       Song Liu
Linda Cohen                              Katie Hangland                         Sophie Liu
                                                                                                                     including Antonio Douthit,                             COCA Theatre Company
Anne Conte                               Jennifer and Robert Hardester          Ketty Lo Bianco                      Kirven Boyd, Christine                                 (CTC) for junior high
Cheri Cooper                             Suzzi and Patrick Harper               Ellen Lockhart
Patricia and Ian Cooper                  Frances and Lin Hart                   Kary Lockwood                        Kardell, Michelle Jarvis,                              students performs Paul
Lynn Cooper                              Kerri and Ray Hartmann                 Stefanie London                      Lara Teeter, Gina Bon-Perez
Benjamin Cooperberg                      Ann Hatfield                           Lisa Lorenz
                                                                                                                                                                            Sills’ Story Theatre, while
Tammie Copeland                          Suzanne Hawken                         Jennifer Lotsoff                     and Darrell Grand Moultrie.                            senior high students
Andrea Corvalan                          Mary Hawley                            Gloria Lu
Alison Cowen                             Laurel Heard                           Cynthia Lueder                                                                              perform Jean Anouilh’s
Rochelle and Daniel Cox                  Hillary Zimmerman                      Jan and Scott Luhmann                                                                       Antigone.
                                                                                                                     May
Ann Long and Sam Crews                     and Christopher Hebeler              Pamela Madden
Karen and David Crow                     Emily Henderson                        Judy and David Maffitt
Heather Curry                            Suzanne Loui and Robert Henke          Lyn Magee
Chris Dahl                               Christine Henske                       Sameera and Ayaz Malik               Jon Hamm, star of the
Brooke and David Dahm                    Beth and Greg Herbster                 Paula and Stuart Mandel
Bryan Daniel                             Jeanne and Robert Hermsmeier           Phyllis Maritz                       award-winning television
Lannis and Erik Hall Daniels             Stan Hershenow                         Alison and Dan Markenson
Vickie Dankenbring                       Mary Hessel                            Meri Marsh
                                                                                                                     series Mad Men, is the
Carol Dappert                            Kathleen Hiatt                         Michele Marshall                     special guest and honorary
Lynn Daue                                Donna Hibler                           Beth and Kurt Martin
Tricia and Tad Davies                    Edith Wells and Bill Higley            Georgia and Paul Martin              chair of COCAcabana:
Toni Davis                               Margot Hirlinger                       Debbie Massot
Karen and Les Davis                      Linda Hitt                             Kathy and David Mateos
                                                                                                                     MADness, Suave, Swanky,
Sarah Davis                              Blake Hoel                             Lynne Maxeiner                       Smokin’.
Roberta Dearing                          Janine Hofer                           Stacey Maxwell
Caroline Decker Arbanas                  Ellen and David Hoffmann               Melanie Maynor
Douglas Denney                           Heather Holemon                        Mary McAuley
Jeri Devereaux                           Caroline Holke                         Anna Lackschewitz and Alvin McCall
Dorothy and Dan Diehl                    Deborah Holmes                         Jennifer McCarthy
                                                                                                                                                                            Interchange, COCA’s arts
Marni Dillard                            Tracee Holmes                          Diane Thompson and Kevin McCarthy                                                           integration program in
Ann and Jim Dillon                       Barbara and Tom Holtmeier              Michele McCool
Nicole and Joe DiMartini                 Patti Holtzman                         Jenny Donelan and Stuart McDaniel                                                           collaboration with 30
Jeannette Graviss and Chris Dornfeld     Yvona Hopkins                          Cindy McDonnell                                                                             local arts and cultural
Barbara Draper                           Yana and Christian Hotter              LaTonya McFadden
Neal Droste                              Julie Hovermale                        Erin McGowan                                                                                organizations and the
Sarah Rubenstein and Bob Dubinsky        Judy and John Howell                   Tammy McGrail
Alexis Duncan                            Virginia and John Howell               Elizabeth McKinley                                                                          St. Louis Public Schools,
Jen and Eric Dunn                        Karen and Mike Hubbard                 Judy McLaughlin                                                                             recognized by FOCUS
Tamara Durham                            Holly Huels                            Constance and John McPheeters
Caroline Early                           Jan and Bob Hulett                     Debbie Mercier
                                                                                                                     Guests are transported                                 St. Louis with a What’s
Marjorie C. Eddy                         Maria Hurley                           Melinda Metzger
Rachel and David Eidelman                Kimberly and Jeffrey Hurst             Katie and Bill Meyers                back to the ego-driven                                 Right with the Region
Pam Eidman                               Carol and Robert Ivy                   Angelica and Paul Michaelson
                                                                                                                     world of 1960s New                                     Award. The award
Kelly Eidson                             Sally and Richard Jackoway             Christine Mikesell
Araceli Ekren                            Ann and Daryl Jacobs                   Shelley and Brent Miller             York—the stylized and                                  recognizes Interchange
Alicia Elsner                            Keiko Jacques                          Laura and Erik Miller
Cindy and John Encarnacion               Marcia Jaffe                           Megan Miller                         provocative era of Madison                             for expanding quality
Lisa Epstein                             Jeanne and Mark Jakiela                Caroline Milliman
                                                                                                                     Avenue advertising.                                    educational opportunities
Christy Estrada                          Nancy James                            Michelle and James Mills
Dongmei Fang                             Tracy and Daniel Jasper                Nikki and Bob Mills                  COCAcabana raises funds                                in the St. Louis region.
Susan Farn                               Lonny Jay                              Reagan Minkler
Kathy Favazza                            Laura Jeanmougin                       Mary Jo and Jim Moehle               essential for all COCA                                 St. Louis is one of only
Lora Fellner                             April and Jason Jensen                 Jeannine Moentmann
                                                                                                                     programs. Chairs for                                   nine cities piloting arts
Abdel Ferhi                              Sarah Jensen                           Mary Mohrmann
Michelle Fielden                         Carey Johnson                          Lisa Mooney                          the event are                                          integration as an education
Heather and Joe Findley                  Diana and E. Perry Johnson             Sandra and Eric Moore                                                                       reform strategy in urban
Paula Fischer                            Eric Johnson                           Virginia Moore
Beth Fisher                              Kelly and Mike Johnson                 Erin Moos-Smith                                                                             public schools through a
Laura Fleming                            Kellie Jones                           Deitra and Kevin Morganfield
Lolita and Adam Flinn                    Kim Jones and Larry Marsh              Patricia and John Morley                                                                    grant from The Ford
Cathleen Fogarty                         Tracy Jones                            Sandra Moser                                                                                Foundation.
Carolyn Folkl                            Ilene and Daniel Joseph                Randi Mozenter
Carie Forrester                          Missy and Bob Kaemmerlen               Jeanne and John Mulligan
Andrea Foster                            Melissa Kantrovitz                     Michele Munz
Nancy and Steven Fox                     Jennifer and David Kaslow              Alexis Murphy                                                                               COCA offers intermediate
Peggy and Gary Frank                     Christine and John Kasman              Rhonda and Michael                                                                          and advanced level dance
Amanda Freeman                           Elizabeth Kaul                         Murphy
Debbie Friedman                          Carole Kelly-Frank                     Steve Nagle                                                                                 classes in May as part of its
Dawn Friedmann                           Bonnie Blume-Kerns and Kurt Kerns      Tamera and Desmond
Robert Fucetola                          Ann Marie Kerr                           Nanton
                                                                                                                                                                            new Maymester program.
Virginia Haigler and Milton Fujita       Susan Kim                              Wajiha Naushad                                                                              Dancers purchase punch
Lisa Fuller                              Karley King                            Elliot Nelson
Lucinda Fulton                           Katherine King                         Suzanne Nelson                                                                              cards to use for individual
Jocelyn Fundoukos                        Sally King                             Jamie Neusel                                                                                and specialty classes
Susan Furdek                             Susan King Forbes                      Allegra Clement-Bayard
Liz and Al Gallegos                      Stephanie Kinney                       and Andrew Newman                                                                           throughout the month.
Susan Z. and James P. Gamble             Cindy Buhse and Steven Kinsley         Evelyn and Eric Newman
Michele Gardner                          Angelika Kinter                        Laura Newman-Howe
Angela Green Garland and Torry Garland   Nancy and Mark Kodner                  Jacqueline Ngin
Prue and Jeffrey Gershman                Paulette Koons                         Carolyn and Jack Nickerson
ANNUAL R EPORT T O T HE C OMMUNI T Y 2 0 0 8 -0 9 / HIGHL IGHT S


                                                                   2008-09 Individual Contributors       Christy and Jeffrey Singer            Sheri and Michael Angelides
6                                                                  continued...                          Julia Sinks                           Tyler Arulsamy
                                                                                                         Dee Anne and Bjorn Sjogren            Ann Balsamo
                                                                   Patrick Niemeyer
                                                                                                         Mike Skinker                          Marianne Bantrup
                                                                   Kathy Norman
                                                                                                         Elinor and Robert Slosberg            Susan Barber
                                                                   Dean Norton
                                                                                                         Christina Smith                       Tiffany Barnes
                                                                   Traci and Mark O’Bryan
                                                                                                         Louis Smith                           Maria Barron
                                                                   Claudia Ochoa-Espejo
                                                                                                         Suzy and Nick Smith                   Melissa Bean
                                                                   Mary Pat O’Gorman
                                                                                                         Miriam Jorgensen and Tim Smith        Ann Marie Behm
    COCA holds public                                              Susan Oliveri
                                                                                                         Jenna and Matthew Smyth               Tracy Behnam
                                                                   Jennifer Olmstead
                                                                                                         Kristin and Jonathan Soifer           Jennifer Belden
    masterclasses with                                             Carole Olsen
                                                                                                         Lisa Sokolik                          Lisa Bell-Reim
                                                                   Leila O’Malley
    dance companies such                                           Salah Orsan
                                                                                                         Elizabeth and Baxter Southern         Lisa Berman
                                                                                                         Louisa and Jack Spellazza             Lisa Berns
    as Gus Giordano Jazz                                           Melinda Owens
                                                                                                         Kathleen Spillers                     Pamela Bert
                                                                   Kirsten Parriott
                                                                                                         Melissa Stanza                        Amy Bielicke
    Dance and Chicago                                              Anca Parvulescu
                                                                                                         Mia Louise Steckschulte               Kelly Bishop
                                                                   Patty and Robert Paster
    Human Rhythm Project in                                        Vijay Patnana
                                                                                                         Tracy Stein                           William Bockenkamp
                                                                                                         Tom Steinberg                         Ann Boldt
    conjunction with Dance                                         Cindy Patton
                                                                                                         Penny and Robert Steiner              Susan Bosse
                                                                   Helen and Richard Paulson
    St. Louis’ Spring to                                                                                 Lois and Mike Stemmler                Noelle Boyd
                                                                   Wendall Payne
                                                                                                         Amy Stephens                          Helen Brain
                                                                   Tricia Peckham
    Dance Festival.                                                Mima Pena
                                                                                                         Maureen Strasheim                     Jeannie Britzmann
                                                                                                         Bok Kyeong Suh                        David Brown
                                                                   Meredith and Peter Perkins
                                                                                                         Christine Sullivan                    Luz Brown
                                                                   Susan Perwt
                                                                                                         Rose Sullivan                         Carolyn Buchannon
                                                                   Dina Petersen
                                                                                                         Juan Sun                              Dale and Ken Buchholz
                                                                   Cassidae Pfeiffer
                                                                                                         Janet and Andrew Susuki               Erika Buell
                                                                   Maria and Jim Pfitzinger
                                                                                                         Patricia Sutherlin                    Cheryl Bufford-Thomas
                                                                   Laurie and Brad Phillips
                                                                                                         Karla Sutton                          Sue and Jim Bushey
                                                                   Lindsay Monser and Matthew Philpott
                                                                                                         Katie Swanstrom                       Millie Cain
                                                                   Lori Lea Shelley-Piccinini
                                                                                                         Kristine Swift                        Claire Callanan
                                                                     and Gualtiero Piccinini
                                                                                                         Teresa DeShields and Raymond Tait     Natashia Cannon
                                                                   Susan and Bill Piper
                                                                                                         Delexter Talavera                     Diane Carr
                                                                   Julie and Steven Plax
                                                                                                         Karen Tapy                            Teresa Carson
                                                                   Kathy Plurad
                                                                                                         Barbara Taylor                        Tracy Caruthers
                                                                   Gary Pohr
                                                                                                         John Taylor                           Jeanne and John Champer
                                                                   Anne Pokoski
                                                                                                         Tracy Terrace                         Xinfeng Chen
                                                                   Jodi Polzin
                                                                                                         Cindy Thierry                         Yinlan Chen
                                                                   Eriko Pope
                                                                                                         Tennyson Thomas                       Jayne and Russ Chong
                                                                   Therese Portell
                                                                                                         Christy and Jeff Thompson             Katherine and Charles Claggett
                                                                   Molly and Alan Portman
                                                                                                         Kurt Thoroughman                      Kay Cochran
                                                                   Douglas Potts

    June
                                                                                                         Susan Threats                         Julie and Scott Cohn
                                                                   Diane and Jim Pratl
                                                                                                         Christina Tighe                       Suzy and Jim Cornbleet
                                                                   Lisa Primiano
                                                                                                         Dana Toib                             Mary Suzanne Crockett
                                                                   Karen Proper
                                                                                                         Dorothy Toran                         Angela Cunningham
    COCA Summer Arts Camps                                         Dawn Pulsipher
                                                                                                         Hunter Torres                         Natalie Daniel
                                                                   Angela Quinn
    commence June 1 with                                           Jennifer and Jeff Quinn
                                                                                                         Linda Tsai                            Ruby Davis
                                                                                                         Kay Turner                            Marc Del Pietro
    more than 200 programs in                                      Tobias Rafael
                                                                                                         Mat Turner                            Sarah and Jerry Dow
                                                                   Mary Railey
                                                                                                         Sandy Turner                          Diane Drollinger
    University City, Whitfield                                     Julie and Eric Ralph
                                                                                                         Emily Ullman                          Diane Duenez
                                                                   Nicole and Joshua Randall
    School and The College                                         Meghan Rapp
                                                                                                         Danielle Uy                           Cindy Eckenrode
                                                                                                         Amy Vandergriff                       Kym and Andre Edison
    School.                                                        Callie Raspberry
                                                                                                         Sally Heller and Ron Van Fleet        Phyllis Ellison
                                                                   Jeff Rayfield
                                                                                                         Phoebe Vas                            Sheri Ely
                                                                   Kristin and Jim Redington
                                                                                                         Connie Verberkmoes                    Wendy Emert
                                                                   August Reed
                                                                                                         Jan Bond and James F. Vezeau          Beth Evans
                                                                   Mary and Scott Reed
                                                                                                         Annette and John Vidlak               Charlotte Eyerman
                                                                   Sharon Remis
                                                                                                         Cathy and David Vierse                Laura Fedder
                                                                   Samantha and Greg Rhoades
                                                                                                         Ellen Vietor                          Dionne Ferguson
                                                                   Rhamonda Riggins
                                                                                                         Julie Villhard                        Ed Ferguson
                                                                   Ann and James Rittenbaum
                                                                                                         Karen and Patrick Vincent             Angela Fields
                                                                   Diane Ritter
                                                                                                         Maryann Vognild                       Cathleen Fleck
                                                                   Rachel Roberts
                                                                                                         MJ Vonallmen                          Ladan Foroughi
                                                                   Alyson Robinson
                                                                                                         Eileen vonHatten                      Pam Forster
                                                                   Lawson Robinson
                                                                                                         Deepak Vyas                           Karen Frank
                                                                   Lisa Romkema
                                                                                                         Sara and MikeWade                     Tim Frank
                                                                   Lynn Rosemann
                                                                                                         Michele and Jon Wagner                Kimberly Franks
    Artist Kit Keith’s exhibit in                                  Amy Firestone Rosen and Mark Rosen
                                                                                                         Kelly Walbrandt                       Angela and David Franz
                                                                   Barbara Levin and Barry Rosenberg
    The Millstone Gallery of                                       Marianne and Tommy Rosenthal
                                                                                                         Jami Walker                           Ellen Franzel
                                                                                                         Sherri and Anthony Walker             Susannah Fuchs
    iconic portraits of elegant,                                   Rosemary and Richard Rosenthal
                                                                                                         Stephanie and Harald Walter           Amy and Brian Gage
                                                                   Debbie Ross
                                                                                                         Elna Nagasako and Leon Waxer          Marla Galloway
    wistful, figures carefully                                     Marketter Roston
                                                                                                         Jeanne Weber                          Margaret Garb
                                                                   Gina and Mitchell Rotman
    placed on old maps,                                            Selina and Mike Rovinsky
                                                                                                         Molly Weber                           Gretchen Garrison
                                                                                                         Yana Weinstein                        Susan Garritano
    ledgers and discarded                                          Andrea Royce
                                                                                                         Linda Wells                           Lori Gawat-Abuelo
                                                                   Susie and David Rubin
    papers are stoic yet                                                                                 Kathy and Joe Weyhrich                Kim Gellman
                                                                   Susie Rubin
                                                                                                         Kristen White                         Susan Gerard
                                                                   Jannette Rusch
    emotive with a story                                           Stephanie Ruter
                                                                                                         Karen and Samuel Wickline             Christine Gidionsen
                                                                                                         Annie Wilder                          Betsy Gleijeses
    behind each one.                                               Melissa and Tom Ruwitch
                                                                                                         Carla Williams                        Holly and Marc Goldfarb
                                                                   Susan and David Ryan
                                    Good, 1999 by Kit Keith                                              Laura Williams                        Talia Goldfarb
                                                                   Kelly Sabharwal
                                                                                                         Loren Wilson                          Marilyn and Arnold Goldman
                                                                   Jacqueline Saito
                                                                                                         Laura and Will Winter                 Alicia J. Graf
                                                                   Daniela Sales
                                                                                                         Maria Wirthlin                        Dianne Gray
                                                                   Darlene Sanders
                                                                                                         Micki Wochner                         Claire Halpern and Michael Greenfield
                                                                   Tracy and Eric Schactman
                                                                                                         Deb Wold                              Lisa Haines
                                                                   Dieadre Schaufelberger
                                                                                                         Linda Lahman and David Wood           Kathryn Hallett
                                                                   Caren Schlossberg-Wood
                                                                                                         Cathy and James Woodhill              Kathy Halpin
                                                                   Pam and Bruce Schneider
                                                                                                         Diana Woodruff                        Charlotte and Alan Hamilton
                                                                   Deborah Chase and Eric Schneider
                                                                                                         Stacey Woodruff                       Sally and Robert Harrison
                                                                   Julie and Todd Schnuck
                                                                                                         Barbara and James Wright              Patti and Pat Harty
                                                                   Deborah Mihic and Thomas Schoenle
                                                                                                         Eileen Wu-Evans                       Briana Hepfinger
                                                                   Suzanne and Paul Schoomer
                                                                                                         Melissa Wurst                         Cathy Herman
                                                                   Jennifer and Kevin Schott
                                                                                                         Remargo Yancie                        Jennifer Herndon
                                                                   Joyce Koenig and Ken Schowengerdt
                                                                                                         Laurie Hauber and Ed Yang             Carrie Herrick
                                                                   Debbie Schroeder
                                                                                                         Mary Yeldham                          Kevin Hibbler
                                                                   Marion Schulte
                                                                                                         Amy Zaidman                           Gina Hoagland
                                                                   Elizabeth Schuster
                                                                                                         Sherrie Zeng                          Lucy Hoblitzelle
                                                                   Julie and Glen Schuster
                                                                                                         Katherine Zoll                        Kathleen Hogan
                                                                   Melissa Scolaro
                                                                                                         Suzanne and Ted Zorn                  Marisa and David Human
                                                                   Haiyan Seidel
                                                                                                         Marti Stiffman and Andrew Zuckerman   Daniel Jaouiche
                                                                   Glenda and Jim Seldin
                                                                                                         Josie Zuckerman                       Lisa Johnson
                                                                   Suzy Seldin
                                                                                                                                               Rachel Katzman
                                                                   Melodie Sept
                                                                                                         $99 - $50                             Mindy Keller
                                                                   Ria Sharon
                                                                                                         Diana Allen                           Rickie Kerckhoff
                                                                   Karen Shaughnessy
                                                                                                         Jana Allen                            Orvin Kimbrough
                                                                   Linda Shead
                                                                                                         Margo Anderson                        Andrea Kintree
                                                                   Terri Shelton
                                                                                                         Sonja Anderson                        Shireen Kinzy
                                                                   Karen and Howard Sher
                                                                                                         Susan Andrews                         Robyn Klein
                                                                   Elaine Siegfried
                                                                                                         Pam Andrus                            Mary Klingensmith
                                                                   Beth Sime
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Patricia Klos                          Karen and John Sterbenz             Philip Mastromonico
Leroy Koch                             Lisa and Jeffrey Stevenson          Mika Mata                                                                                        7
Penny Kodner                           Beth Stohr                          Lindi McDonald
Joanne and Alan Kohn                   Holly Strelow                       Cindy McDonnell
Penney and David Kols                  Angela and Steve Strum              Stephanie Merritt
Delores Kortkamp                       Carrie Swaine                       Sheri Meyer
Robert J. Krehbiel                     Michelle and Phillip Tankersley     Kimberly Moore
Ann and Ronald Krone                   Rena Tassone                        Deborah Moulton
Kelly Kuehnlein                        Lisa Tatum                          Mary Obenhaus
Peggy Kuhlman                          Carolyn L. Taylor                   Yaa Owusu
Anne LaBarge                           Liz Teasdale                        Kathryn Palecki
Jodi Ladner                            Barbara Theerman                    Jennifer Parker
Elizabeth and William Lauber           Michele and Clark Thomas            Tiffany Patton
Monica Lee                             Victoria Thomas                     Heidi Pennington
Pauline Kim and Philip Lee             Nancy and Paul Tice                 Beth Perkins
Maura and David Leib                   Cheryl Tlapek                       Lisa Perkins
Nikki and David Lemkemeier             Marsha Toll                         Brittney Roetzel
Leslie L’Hommedieu                     Mary and Mark Unangst               Pilar Rom
En Li                                  Soledad and John Van Emden          Dana Romeis
Mary Lindmark                          Cathy and David Vierse              Toni Roper
Kemi Lucas                             Soledad and Rommel Villagomez       Emma Rueter
Michael Luebbers                       Kenneth Vuylsteke                   Amy Ryan
Bonnie and John Mann                   Juandell Wagner                     Raul Santaeulalia
Kimberly N. Martin                     Kimberly G. Walker                  Paul Schierbecker
Kimberley and James Mathis             Natalie Walker                      Marie Schmitz
Carol McCorkle                         Rhonda Lyons and David Warren       Shaun Sellers
Colleen McCormick                      Susan Wedemeyer                     Melissa Serio
Joe McKee                              Dawn Weinstock                      Kathryn Sherman
Dorris J. McManis                      Martha and Leonard Weinstock        Wan-yi Shieh
Amy and Alex McPherson                 Janee Welch                         Kelsi Singer                           St. Louis Public Schools
Sarah and Adam Melinger                Julia Wilke                         Elizabeth Slater
Lora Melman                            Julie Williams                      Christine Smith                        Superintendant Dr. Kelvin
Wendy Menghini                         Patrice Williams                    Crystal Smith
                                                                                                                                               August
                                                                                                                  Adams announced to a
Laura and John Meyer                   Andrea Wilson                       Sarah Sparks
Laura and Erik Miller                  Corinne Wilson                      Jane Spitler                           gathering of school
Katy Miller                            Christine and Patrick Win           Judith Saul Stix
Rachel Miller                          Sara Winkelman                      Lily Sugathan                          administrators, arts and     COCA and Fox Performing
Jessica Brod Millner and Andrew        Susan and Alan Witte                Maria D’Agrosa-Sweney                  community leaders that       Arts Charitable Foundation
Millner                                Emily and Mark Wood                 Holly Tasker
Jill A. Silverstein and Jon Mills      Melanie Wood                        Janet Tenhula                          Jefferson Elementary         present a Broadway
Kathy Mora                             LaVanna Wrobley                     Janice Thomas
Christina and Brad Morrow              Victoria and Brent Wroten           Susan Tilton
                                                                                                                  would become a fully         Master Class with COCA
Christi Moses                          Barbara Wulfing                     Megan Tooley                           arts integrated school.      alumnus Brandon Bieber,
Melanie Muchnick                       Leslie Zacks                        Rosanne Toroian
Patricia and Shawn Muma                The Zaegel Family                   Aaron VanderYacht                      Jefferson partners with      a member of the touring
Hilary and Neal Murphy                 Amy and Todd Zimmerman              Ellen Wagner                           COCA’s Interchange
Anne Murray                            Maria and Kent Zschoche             Kyle Walker
                                                                                                                                               production Mary Poppins
Sarah Narkiewicz                                                           Melaney Walterscheid                   program that matches         presented at the Fox.
Sarah Anne Patz and Howard Nathanson   $49 - $35                           Dan Weaver
Michelle Neely                         Jamal Abdullah                      Fran Weintraub                         classroom teachers with
Merrill Nelson                         Jack Abels                          Kelli Williams                         teaching artists from
Tina Newberry                          Karen Albin                         Sandra Wool
Beth Niesen                            Kathy Allen                         Elizabeth Wotawa                       local arts and cultural
Alice O’Bryan                          Mary Ellen Anderson                 Elisabeth Wurm
Gene Oestereich                        Joanne Appleby
                                                                                                                  organizations.
Jennifer Ohs                           Bradley Becker                      Additional donors:
Elizabeth and Michael O’Keefe          Debbie Belmer                       Kate Mueth and Steve Helfer
Laura and John Oldham                  Beatrice Borenstein                 Christine Kardell
Lois and Robert Orchard
Wendy Oteham
                                       Erica Bouchard
                                       Patty Brasher
                                                                           Martha B. and Robert E. Kohn
                                                                           Roger Morse
                                                                                                                  July
Laura Padousis                         Susie Buescher                      Ann Piazza
Jane and Jamie Paradise                Karen Chmiel                        Nancy Sylvia                           Young actors, singers and
Lisa Patterson                         Anne Clark                          Richard Witt
Charles Patton
                                                                                                                  dancers from St. Louis
                                       Lorraine Clarkson                   * deceased
Sarah Pennington                       Tiffani Coleman                                                            perform in a fully staged
Patty Peterson                         Gretchen Curtis                     DONORS TO COCA’S
Justine Plocher                        Candace Davies                                                             and wildly funny musical
                                                                           SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Debbie and Michael Polinsky            Barbara Demerath                                                           production of Joseph and
                                                                           Anonymous
Sheila Pryor                           Sarah Denholm                       Barbara and Steve Archer
Linda and Mike Putnam                  Karen DeStefane                     Emily and Peder Arneson
                                                                                                                  the Amazing Technicolor
Judy and Paul Putzel                   Traci Dodson
Sheela Raju                            Cyndy Donato
                                                                           Shellie and Edward T. Baur             Dreamcoat, directed by
                                                                           Caroline and Harold Bean
Vera Ramsey                            Jane Eiseman                                                               Grace Austin, with
                                                                           Tracy Berry
Jane and Milton Rand                   Kim Fenberg                         Christine Bertelson                    musical direction by Phil
Becky Rauvola                          Maria Forshaw                       Marion and Van Black
Allie and Tom Ray                      Kristi Francis
Sandra Richason                        Lawrence Frie
                                                                           Bland Family Foundation                Woodmore, choreography
                                                                           Lee Bohm
Luz Robles-Razzaq                      Tony Friedman                       Lisa and Greg Boyce                    by COCA alumnus Chris
Andria Rogers                          Tambra Galarnyk                     Lynn and Jerry Breakstone              Page. Funded, in part,
Carol Rogers                           Anne Genovese                       Kenneth W. Brown
Lisa Ross                              Sarah Gibson
Susan Nell Rowe
                                                                           Chris Carter                           by Fox Performing Arts
                                       Rita Goliday                        Phyllis and Willie Carter
Camille Nelson and David Rowntree      Marilyn Gulotta                     Kristin Casey                          Charitable Foundation.
Doreen Salli                           Kelly Hackett                       Jane Cohen
Linda Sandell                          Henry and Loretta Hampel            Cheryl Cook
Joy and Jerome Sandweiss               Kristi Hargas                                                              Edward Coffield directs
                                                                           Lela and Dennis DeToye
Michelle Sarich                        Amity Haugk                         Martinna and Charles Dill
Kristin Saviers                        Marcia Hecker                       Jessie East
                                                                                                                  The Orange Girls in
Julie and Roger Scherck                Ashley Holden
Wendy Schick                           Kate Huether
                                                                           Leisa Zigman-Edlin and Michael Edlin   Collected Stories by
                                                                           Energizer
Wendy Schneider                        Jennifer Isenberg                                                          Donald Margulies, about
                                                                           Enterprise Bank & Trust
Mary Ann and Ken Schwartz              Knieeka Jake-Pacheco                Dwinderlin Evans
Deborah and Edward Schwarz             Rukiya Jamison                      Jacki and Dennis Fanger
                                                                                                                  an established author, her
Barbara Schweitzer                     Lisa Johnson
Carla Scissors-Cohen                   Catherine Jordan
                                                                           Zia Faruqui                            ambitious young fan, and
                                                                           Francine Foler Kepler
Richard L. Seibel                      Luciana Juvenal                                                            the unanticipated costs of
                                                                           Michele and Nick Foppe
Jennifer Sellenriek                    Mary Kesel                          Mary and David Fowler                  translating a private life
Bob Sellers                            Donna Kirtian                       Lotta and Jeff Fox
Parisa Seraji                          Beth Kodner
Susan Sexton                           Kelley Krejnik
                                                                           Margie and Bill Freivogel              into a public account.
                                                                           Virginia Haigler and Milton Fujita
Jim Shea                               Sherilyn Krell                      Rosemary Galvin
Ellen Sher                             Ruth Lederman                       Susan and Warren Gelman
Julie and William Shearburn            Allison Lewinski                    Jill Glad
Margaret and Robert Sherwood           Jennifer Lewis                      Sunny Glassberg
Emily Silber                           Nan Lin                             Stephanie Riven and Roger Goldman
Julia Sim                              Natasha Lipovac                     Ina Sacher and John Goffstein
Linda and Stephen Skrainka             Blakelee Loft                       Nancy and Randy Green
Constance H. Smith                     Grace Mackowiak                     Cynthia Hall
Katie Smith                            Lee Majors                          Patti and Tim Hand
Laura and Michael Smock                Theresa Manzara                     Cameron Harral
Jean and Jay Sosna                     Suec Marissa                        Mary Harvey
Maria Spivey                           Lindsay Martin                      Lee and Darrell Haynes
Marla Spriggs                          Christine Marx                      The Hearst Foundation, Inc.
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                                          In Honor of Lisa Einstein’s and Tracy      In Honor of the 25th Wedding Anniversary     Kathy Linsin and Thomas P. Dunne, Sr.   Byrd                                    Carolyn and Richard Gold
8                                         Einstein’s Graduation                      of Sarah and Albert Gross                    Sharon and Dale Fiehler                 Centene Charitable Foundation           Susan Bindler and Michael Goldberg
                                              Katie Fleet                               Sherri and Rick Goldman                   Lotta and Jeff Fox                      Centric Group                           Susan and Paul Goldberg
                                              Nancy and Alan Goldstein                  In Honor of the Special Birthday          Cheri and Ron Fromm                     Chandler Hill Vineyards                 Judy and Al Goldman
2008-09 Individual Contributors
continued...                                  In Honor of Lisa Einstein and Tracy       of Sarah Gross                            Virginia Haigler and Milton Fujita      Charter Communications                  Carol and Erick Goldman
                                              Einstein at the 2009 COCA Spring          Sherri and Rick Goldman                   Judith and Ira Gall                     Codi Jewelry                            Stephanie Riven and Roger Goldman
Laura and Mike Herring                        Repertory Concert                                                                   Susan and Warren Gelman                 Commerce Bank                           Nancy and Randy Green
                                                                                        In Memory of Harry Green
Jennifer and Tom Hillman                      Libby, Zach, Eliot, Jamey and Debi                                                  Dawn and Jason Gilbertson               Contemporary Creative Group,            Claire Schenk and Richard Greenberg
                                                                                        Susan and Alan Witte
Cheri Hoffman                                 Emma, Hannah, Corey, Hannah and Ken                                                 Ina Sacher and John Goffstein             Design + Print *                      Ruth Kim and David Hamilton
Val Miller and Marlon Hoffman                                                           In Memory of Henry Harris,
                                              Asa, Zev, Ezra, Micah and Kirstie                                                   Carolyn Gold                            The Crossing                            Patti and Tim Hand
HOK Group, Inc.                                                                         Beloved Father
                                              Proud grandparents Barbara                                                          Judy and Al Goldman                     Cyrano’s                                Mary Harvey
Cheryl Holman                                                                           Mollie Fitterman
                                                and Jay Rosenfield                                                                Stephanie Riven and Roger Goldman       Daisy Clover                            Patricia and Kit Heffern
Suzanne and Thomas Hough                      Bubbe, Jill, Brian and Xander             In Memory of Virginia King,               Barbara B. Goodman                      Dazzle Boutique                         Kerri and David Helms
Virginia and John Howell                                                                Beloved Grandmother
                                              Jesse and Eric and Mom                                                              Nancy and Randy Green                   Edward Jones                            Lauren Herring
Linda and Jesse Hunter                        Jillian, Jaeme, Sam, Olivia, Adrienne     Susan and Alan Witte
                                                                                                                                  Sheila Greenbaum                        Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation        Lesley and Stan Hoffman
Margaret Jenks                                  and Ruby                                Happy Chanukah to Roz and Lou             Claire Schenk and Richard Greenberg     Sharon and Dale Fiehler                 Cheryl Tanner Holman
Sarah Kramer and Jassen Johnson               Amy Rosenfield                            Weintraub                                 Susan Spiegel and Stewart Halperin      Five Bistro                             Amy and Bob Holthaus
Zoe Julian                                                                              Susan and Alan Witte                      Patti and Tim Hand                      The Fountain on Locust                  Angela and Michael Horwitz
                                              In Honor of Sara Garfinkel as
Michele Rose-Kaplan and Larry Kaplan “The Little Dancer”                                In Memory of Peter Witte                  Lauren Herring                          Fox Family Foundation                   Judy and John Howell
Peggy and Lee Kaplan                          Jeri and Tom Garfinkel                    Mollie Fitterman                          Jennifer and Tom Hillman                Healthcare Strategic Initiatives        Virginia and John Howell
Carol and Ward Klein                                                                    Sherri and Rick Goldman                   Gail and Steven Hochberg                Highly Combustible Marketing *          Linda and Jesse Hunter
                                              In Honor of Susan and Norman Gilbert’s
Elke and Paul Koch                                                                      Albert and Sarah Gross                    Cheri Hoffman                           Sophia Chung and John Holds             Lynn and Steve Hurster
                                              50th Anniversary
Gail Lapin                                                                              Steve and Bonnie Rosen                    Lesley and Stan Hoffman                 IBM                                     Molly and Curt Ittner
                                              The Leve Family
Lathrop & Gage LC                                                                       Phyllis and Terry Weiss                   Cheryl Tanner Holman                    Ivy Hill                                Holly and Will James
Maritz                                        In Honor of Marie Glancy’s Birthday
                                              Carol and Gene Nachtweih                  In Memory of Peter Witte on His Birthday Suzanne and Tom Hough                    Jule                                    Bill Lawton and David Joyner
Gina and Branko Marusic                                                                 Susan and Alan Witte                      Judy and John Howell                    Lathrop & Gage LC                       Chris Kaplan
Betty Marver                                  In Honor of Sunny Glassberg’s                                                       Linda and Jesse Hunter                  Liluma                                  Peggy and Lee Kaplan
Kimberly Mathis                               90th Birthday                             In Honor of Susan and Alan Witte’s
                                                                                        Birthdays                                 Patty and Mike Hylla                    Little Black Dress                      Megan and Brian Kilbane
Sheila McAllister                             Norma Baron                                                                         Margaret Jenks                          Luciano’s Trattoria                     Carol and Ward Klein
Anne and Kevin McCormack                      Terry and Arnold Belker                   Neal and Susan Kalishman
                                                                                                                                  Kristin and P. K. Johnson               Lusso                                   Janet and Jim Knight
Becky Brown and John McHugh                   Grace Brod                                Happy Chanukah to Lori, Dean, Zoe, Isaac,
                                                                                                                                  Bill Lawton and David Joyner            MACS Designs                            Elke and Paul Koch
Antoinette and Charles Meintjes               Polly Waldman                             Hannah and Madelon Witte
                                                                                                                                  Peggy and Lee Kaplan                    Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry           Ann Lee and Will Konneker
Gwen and Steven Mizell                        In Honor of Dr. Arnold Goldman’s Birthday
                                                                                        Susan and Alan Witte
                                                                                                                                  Stacey L. Smith and Richard Katz        Maritz                                  Dessa and Ryan Kopp
Cheryl and David Morley                       Claire and Lee Kaufman, Jr.               Happy Chanukah to Hazel Witte, Frank,     Claire and Lee Kaufman, Jr.             Marsh                                   Karen and Larry Kotner
Doug Morriss                                                                            Rebecca and Ben Zweig                     Carol and Ward Klein                    McCormack Baron Salazar                 Dana and Mike Kramer
                                              In Honor of Laurie Hiler and
Noemi and Michael Neidorff                    COCA’s Take Your Seat Campaign
                                                                                        Susan and Alan Witte                      Janet and Jim Knight                    National City                           Kim Kuehner
Ivy Neyland                                   Rebecca Winterscheidt and                 Happy Chanukah to Matt, Behare            Penny Kodner                            Newstead Tower Public House             Noreen and Tom Laffey
Carolyn and Jack Nickerson                      Robert Werner                           and Ari Zweig                             Joanne and Alan Kohn                    Nodbod                                  Elizabeth and William Lauber
Nodbod, LLC                                   Amy Winterscheidt                         Susan and Alan Witte                      Ann Lee and Will Konneker               Nordstrom                               Nikki and David Lemkemeier
Courtney Nollau                               Mary Winterscheidt                                                                  Karen Kotner                            Oceano Bistro                           Sheila Little-Forrest
Michaela Nollau                                                                         COCA wishes to thank the                  Naomi Lasky                             The Pasta House Company                 Jay Link
                                              In Honor of Meredith and Jim Holbrook’s
Whitney Nollau                                Anniversary                               following individuals for their           Marty C. London                         Ian Patterson                           Elizabeth and Bill Lochmoeller
Maria Ojascastro                              Gayle and Ted Garrett                     donation to the James K. Mellow,          Lucy Lopata                             Pilates & Yoga Center of Ladue          Ginger Lochmoeller
Rachel and Jack Oliver                        Leslie and Paul Lux                       Jr. Endowed Arts Fund:                    Frances Martin                          Peabody Energy                          Katherine Martin
Gayle and Fred Palmer                                                                   In Memory of James K. Mellow, Jr.         Carrie and Toby Martin                  Premier Rentals                         Carrie and Toby Martin
Lynne and Brooks Parriott                     In Memory of Ray Holman
                                              Cheryl Tanner Holman                      Mary Virginia and James Mellow            Angie and John Mather                   Revival                                 Gina and Branko Marusic
Jane and Dave Peacock                                                                                                             Antoinette and Charles Meintjes         Robust                                  Mary and John Mason
Peggy Pearline                                In Honor of Margi Kahn                                                              Laura and John Meyer                    Rungolee                                Anne and Kevin McCormack
Sarah Perkins                                 Sigma-Aldrich Foundation                                                            Bren and Stuart Millner                 Sapphire Pan Asian                      Becky Brown and John McHugh
Susie and Gordon Philpott                     In Honor of Peggy Lents on Hanukkah       2008-09 Benefit                           I. E. Millstone **                      Savile Row Custom Clothiers             Sarah and Adam Melinger
Plaza Motor Company                           From Her Staff at the Missouri            Event Donors                              Cheryl and David Morley                 Summit                                  Laura and John Meyer
Debbie and Michael Polinsky                     Botanical Garden                                                                  Noemi and Michael Neidorff              THF Realty                              Meredith Meyer
Catherine and Maurice Quiroga                 In Honor of the 50th Birthday
                                                                                        Fall Fundraiser 2008                      Rosalind and Sanford Neuman             Thompson Coburn, LLP                    I.E. Millstone **
Lisa and Andy Remack                            of Bill Macon                           Celebrate Me Home                         Vicki Lander and Jack Oglander          Touchwood Creative, Inc. *              Becky and Tom Minogue
Shelia and Frank Riddick                      Rebecca and Jeffrey Cook                                                            Rachel and Jack Oliver                  Susan and Peter Tuteur                  Gwen and Steven Mizell
Ernesto Rios-Diaz                                                                       Co-Chairs                                 Gayle and Fred Palmer                   U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private     Kia Swan Moore and Juan Moore
                                              In Honor of Pam Mandelker’s Birthday
Ronald L. Roberts                                                                       Toni and George Bailey                    Susie and Gordon Philpott               Wealth Management                       Deborah and Mac Moore
                                              Mary and Morton Bearman
Cheryl Milton Roberts                                                                   Lynn and Brooks Parriott                  Catherine and Maurice Quiroga           UnitedHealthcare of the Midwest, Inc.   John Moore
Jay Rosenfield                                In Memory of Gloria Gilbertt Mayer
                                                                                        David Diener                              Linda and Grier Raclin                  US Bank                                 Cindy and Doug Murdoch
Kim Rosenfield                                Evelyn and Gerard Shickman
                                                                                                                                  Robert Eilers and Robert Ramsey         USA Mortgage Company                    Hilary and Neal Murphy
Beth and Mike Rusert                          In Memory of Selma Nathanson              Honorary Chair                            Kathleen Smith and Bernard C.           Vie                                     Pam and Cal Nicholson
E.T. Sansom                                   Laurie Garland and Michael Weisman        Mary Strauss                              Randolph, Jr.                           Weissman’s Dancewear Solutions          Rachel and Jack Oliver
Barbara Scharff                               In Honor of National City and its                                                   Sue and Joe Rechter                     Wells Fargo Commercial Banking          Gayle and Fred Palmer
Sandra Schlicht                               sponsorship of COCA and service           Sponsors & Corporate Donors               Shelia and Frank Riddick                Wish                                    Lynne and Brooks Parriott
David Schmid                                  to the community.                         Anonymous                                 Ann and James Rittenbaum                Wood Refinishing by Sue Wheeler         Jane and Dave Peacock
Julie and Glen Schuster                       Ernest Clarke                             AmerenUE                                  Kim Rosenfield                          Wydown Fortnightly                      Meredith and Peter Perkins
Glenda and Jim Seldin                         In Memory of Courtney Bean Obata          BKD, LLP                                  Beth and Mike Rusert                    * Indicates in-kind donation            Ann and Russell Perry
Carol and Michael Staenberg                   Stephanie Riven and Roger Goldman         Brown Shoe Company, Inc.                  Mary and Steven Schoolman                                                       Susan Piontek
Mary Strauss                                  Priscilla and Sanford McDonnell           Carrollton Bank                           Glenda and Jim Seldin                   Individual Donors                       Susan and Bill Piper
Richard and Eliot Tao                         Rebecca Stith and Gen Obata               Centene Corporation                       Barbara Shapiro                         Julie and Brice Adamson                 Carrie Polk
Megan Tooley                                                                            Sue and Irl Engelhardt                    Terry Moore Shepley and John Shepley    Barbara and Steve Archer                Margaret Pundmann
                                              In Honor of Jerrie Plegge’s and
John and Linda Tracy                          Pepe Finn’s Special Birthdays             Alison and John Ferring                   Meg and Peter Shinkle                   Emily and Peder Arneson                 Maurice and Catherine Quiroga
Tracy Family Foundation                       Patty Brasher                             First Bank                                Carol and Michael Staenberg             Lisa Graivier Barnes                    Linda and Grier Raclin
Michelle and Steve Trulaske                   Phyllis Cherrick                          Sue and Norm Gilbert                      Linda and John Tracy                    Caroline and Harold Bean                Julie and Eric Ralph
Annette Valiant                               Karen Kalinowski                          Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelers *           Kellie and Andy Trivers                 Annie and Daniel Benninger              Laurie and Ricardo Rao
Elisa and Randy Wang                          Pam Mandelker                             Hannah and Larry Langsam                  Michelle and Steve Trulaske             Catherine and James Berges              Paula and Jeff Reed
Harriette and Peter Warren                                                              McCormack Baron Salazar                   Jane and Robert Tschudy                 Deeds Bonham                            Jeana and Buddy Reisinger
Fran Weintraub                                In Honor of Jerrie Plegge’s Birthday
                                                                                        Monsanto Company                          Christy Beckmann and Jim Vykopal        Lisa and Greg Boyce                     Kathy and Vic Richey
Gary and Sherry and Gary Wolff                Laura and John Meyer
                                                                                        Mysun Foundation                          Ellen and John Wallace                  Stacey and Don Breckenridge             Kim Rosenfield
LaVanna Wrobley                               Wendy Wolf
                                                                                        Lynne and Brooks Parriott                 Elisa and Randy Wang                    Ruth and Tom Brouster                   Terry and Neal Ross
Mary Ann and Scott Wymore                     In Honor of Lisa and Andy Remack          Peabody Energy                            Harriette and Peter Warren                                                      Tracey and Michael Rupinski
                                                                                                                                                                          Arlene Maminta Browne
                                              Jane Cohen                                Premier Rentals                           Laurie Garland and Michael Weisman        and Stanley Browne                    Michelle Blanchard and Stan Sams
                                              In Memory of Susan Smith                  Lisa and Andy Remack/Merrill Lynch        Stefania and Joseph Werner              Julie and Bob Burmeister                Katie and Sandy Schenck
This list of COCA contributors includes gifts Leslie Sargent and David Roseman          Mary Strauss                              Pat and Leo Whiteside                   Barbara and Stephen Burrows             Ellen Schepman
pledged or received between September 1, In Memory of Grace Spangenberg                 Caryl and Alan Sunshine                   Jane Wilson                             Millie Cain                             Sandra Schlicht
2008 and August 31, 2009.                     Renee Dreyfus                             St. Louis American                        Laura and Will Winter                   Stacy Carey                             David Schmid
                                              In Honor of Caryl Sunshine
                                                                                        Richard and Eliot Tao                     Gary and Sherry Wolff                   Jennifer and Steve Carlin               Glenda and Jim Seldin
We apologize for any errors in or omissions                                             Thompson Coburn, LLP                      Marlene and Bob Wolff                   Cathy Catsavis                          Alison and Tom Sheehan
from this list.
                                              Robert Ramsey and Robert Eilers
                                                                                        Touchwood Creative *                      Cary Schneithorst Wolfner               Jeanne and John Champer                 Susan and David Sherman, III
                                              In Memory of Paul Weisman                 US Bank                                   Risa Zwerling and Mark Wrighton         Mary and Billy Clarkson                 Elizabeth and Baxter Southern
                                              Mr. John P. Noble, Jr.                    Wells Fargo Commercial Banking            ** Deceased                             Betsy and Bruce Cohen                   Mark Steinhoff
2008-09 Tribute                           In Memory of Julius Weissman               * Indicates in-kind donation                                                         Martee and Charlie Combs                Julie Stotlar
                                          Stephanie Riven and Roger Goldman                                                                                               Jan Kath DaGue and Allen DaGue          Stacy Stratman
Fund Donors                                                                          Individual Donors
                                                                                                                                COCAcabana 2009
                                                                                                                                COCAcabana MADness                        Karen Daniels                           Gigi and Paul Streiff
COCA wishes to thank the following        COCA would like to thank the               Nora and Jan Akerberg                                                                Catherine and Themistocles              Greg Stubblefield
individuals for their Tribute and         following individuals for their            Barbara and Steve Archer                                                               Dassopoulos                           Caryl and Alan Sunshine
                                                                                                                                Co-Chairs
Memorial gifts:                           donations to the Peter J. Witte            Emily and Peder Arneson                                                              Kathy Cramer and John Davis             Richard and Eliot Tao
                                                                                                                                Arlene Maminta Browne and Stanley
In Honor of the 50th Birthday of Rick
                                          Memorial Scholarship Fund:                 Toni and George Bailey                                                               Nancy and D.J. Diemer                   Thanh and Bill Taylor
                                                                                                                                 Browne
Baallmann                                 In Memory of Babette Birenbaum             Shellie and Edward T. Baur                 Patti and Tim Hand                        Martinna Dill                           Stefanie and Thomas Thelan
Rebecca and Jeffrey Cook                  Susan and Alan Witte                       Byrd and Bourne Bean                       David Schmid                              Mary-Lisa and Dave Drebes               Heather and Chris Thompson
In Honor of Mary Bearman                  In Honor of the Special Birthday           Mary and Morton Bearman                    Cary Schneithorst Wolfner                 Missy and Scott Duncan                  Jeanette and Nathan Thompson
Mimi Rusk                                 of Mrs. Betty Brown                        Catherine and James Berges                                                           Leisa Zigman-Edlin and Michael Edlin    Krissy and Larry Torchin
                                          Mollie Fitterman                           Marion and Van Black                       Honorary Chair                            Kelly C. Edwards                        Michelle and Steve Trulaske
In Honor of Lisa and Greg Boyce                                                      Lee Bohm
                                          In Memory of Jordan Brown                                                             Jon Hamm                                  Suzanne and Al Elbendary                Alexis Tucci
During the Christmas Season
                                          Mollie Fitterman                           Joanne and Scot Boulton                                                              Elyra and Chris Espana                  Harriette and Peter Warren
Linda Stevenson
                                                                                     Lisa and Greg Boyce                                                                  Beth Fagan                              Laurie Garland and Michael Weisman
In Honor of Nevitz Boyce’s Loving         Susan and Alan Witte                                                                  Sponsors & Corporate Donors
                                                                                     Barbara and Stephen Burrows                                                          Michele and Nick Foppe                  Pat and Leo Whiteside
Grandparents, Regina and Bob Boyce        In Honor of the B’nai Mitzvah of                                                      Anonymous
                                                                                     Suzanne Bushey                                                                       Blair Fortner                           Sherry and Gary Wolff
Lisa and Greg Boyce                       Charlotte and Daniel Fitterman                                                        Acero
                                                                                     Debbie and John Capps                                                                Lotta and Jeff Fox                      Cary Schneithorst Wolfner
                                          Mark and Judith Fitterman                                                             AmerenUE
In Honor of Arlene Maminta Browne                                                    Tracy and A.J. Chivetta                                                              Susan and Christopher Fox               Risa Zwerling and Mark Wrighton
and Stanley Browne, COCAcabana            In Honor of Mollie Fitterman’s Birthday                                               Araka
                                                                                     Jane Cohen                                                                           Angela and Brendan Freeman              LaVanna Wrobley
2009 Co-Chairs                            Sherri and Rick Goldman                                                               Arbonne
                                                                                     Alison Cowen                                                                         Cheri and Ron Fromm                     Judith and Roman Wuller
Kelly and Jim Edwards                                                                                                           BKD, LLP
                                          Happy Chanukah to Mark, Judith, Daniel,    Kathy Cramer                                                                         Virginia Haigler and Milton Fujita      Mary Ann and Scott Wymore
                                                                                                                                Brown Shoe Company, Inc.
In Honor of the COCA Alumni Show          Charlotte and Elissa Fitterman             Jan Kath DaGue and Allen DaGue                                                       Wendy and Mark Gellman                  Stephanie and Aaron Zwicker
                                                                                                                                Busch’s Grove
James Bashkin                             Susan and Alan Witte                       Pamela and Michael Dern                                                              Marie and Tommy Glancy                  ** Deceased
                                                                                                                                Butler’s Pantry
                                                                                     Martinna and Charles Dill                                                            Betsy Gleijeses

				
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