Erin Vlasaty
Institutional Giving Manager



Audra Harrold
Program Manager


A native St. Louisan, Vlasaty is a seasoned grant professional with more than 10 years of experience supporting the city’s most celebrated arts and educational institutions. She has served on staff as a grant writer for The Saint Louis Art Fair, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Lift For Life Gym, and Dance St. Louis. More recently, she lent her development expertise as an independent contractor to emerging and expanding organizations like The Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis, The Big Muddy Dance Company, Metro Theater Company, and EarthDance Organic Farm. An avid thespian, she has also produced, performed and directed with several St. Louis theatre companies. Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Sweet Briar College.


Harrold joined SLFF in January 2019 and brings both designer and manufacturing experience to the Fund. Through her equestrian sport brand, Harrold experienced the idiosyncrasies and mechanics of an apparel line from concept to consumer. Her involvement with small batch manufacturing provided a full circle understanding of the entire process for designers from product development to production. Her involvement in the Saint Louis community, combined with her previous non-profit experience working with the American Cancer Society in community programing and media, round out her skillset. Harrold heads up the SLFF Fashion Lab including the Professional Membership Division.





Madeline Akins
Divisional VP, Retail Development, Michael Kors

Jackie Albrecht
Community Volunteer

Matt Badler
Managing Director/Principal, Twain Financial Advisors

Susan Barrett
Founder & President, Barrett Barrera

Tania Beasley-Jolly
President, Tania Beasley-Jolly Consulting, LLC

Cheree Berry
Founder & Owner, Cheree Berry Paper

Susan Block
Owner & CEO, The Designing Block

Bill Carson
VP & Director, US Bank Community Development Corporation 

Rodney Crim
President, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership

Adrienne Davis
Vice Provost, Washington University in St. Louis


Michael Fischer
Director, Deer Creek Foundation

Jan Goldstein
Community Volunteer 

Kristin Johnson
Principle- BOA Talent Acquisition & Performance, Edward Jones

Atul Kamra
Managing Partner, SixThirty

Missy Kelley
President & CEO, Downtown STL 

Jacob Laws
Founder, Jacob Laws Design

Marc Lazar
Founder, Domaine Storage 

Margery Marshall
Principal, Insight Consulting, LLC

Penny Pennington
Managing Partner, Edward Jones 

Carrie Polk
Community Volunteer

Drea Ranek
Co-Founder & Owner, Lusso

Kathleen Rogers
Community Volunteer


Sandy Schonwald
President, Aquarius Ltd. 

Susan Sherman
President, Susan Sherman, Inc. 

Becky Smith
Founder & Owner, Thatcher's Fine Timeless Fabric

Stacey Smith
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapy Specialist

Nell Schiffer
Chief Operating Officer, Hill Investment

Pat Whitaker
Chair, Arcturis

Otis Williams
Executive Director, St. Louis Development Corporation




Founders Board


Faith Berger

Cheryl DiMauro

Diana Ford

Libby Goldstein

Phyllis Langsdorf

Shannon Lichti

Helene Sayad

Sarah Stallmann

Ken Stückenschneider

Fran Zamler


Thank you to our hotel partner, The Ritz- Carlton St. Louis.

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