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

Friends Committee at Buddy Morning

Friends enjoy opportunities to meet other young professionals who are also passionate about education. If you are interested in becoming a City Academy Friend, please contact Steffani Lautenschlager, Chief Development Officer:

I want to become a City Academy Friend

Kat Beath, Co-Chair

Thomas Bunn
iSelect Fund

Byron Caskey
Wells Fargo Advisors

Nora Coggin
Stupp Bros., Inc.

Reybren Fitch ’05
The Center for Social Empowerment

Khadijah Fortenberry ’06
Rockwood Group

Lacey Gulyas, Co-Chair
Enterprise Holdings

Alexis Hiemenz
Centene Corporation

Jono Hiemenz
Enterprise Bank & Trust

Gracie Jackson
Express Scripts

Eric Jones
US Bancorps Community Development Corporation

Tyler Krueger
Swank Motion Pictures

Peter Lazaroff
Plancorp, LLC

Tiya Lim
Creative Planning Inc.

Courtney Mach, Co-Chair
Swank Motion Pictures

Caitlin Oppland 
Stealth Creative

Julie Peters
Covenant House

Peter Swank
Swank Motion Pictures

Todd Turner