Meet the Advancement Team

Jenny Lucas JD, CFRE

Jenny Lucas JD, CFRE

Chief Advancement Officer

314-625-9104

jlucas@visitationacademy.org

Proud mom of a Viz alumna, joined the Advancement Team in 2011


I am here to serve the Viz community; a community that is so wonderfully supportive of the school. Your generous gifts and willing volunteerism allow Viz to continue to provide a high-performance academic environment, rich in Catholic Salesian values. I love meeting and getting to know all the individuals that make up our closely-connected community. My door is always open if you have questions or want to know more about how your gifts can positively impact our school. In the words of St. Jane de Chantal, “Thank you for your kindness to my children.”

Lisa Kohler '02

Lisa Kohler '02

Director of Development

314-625-9245

lkohler@visitationacademy.org

2002 alumna and charter member, joined the Advancement Team in 2018


My primary focus is building relationships within our Viz community so we can raise the funds needed to bridge the gap between the tuition revenue received and the full cost of a Viz education. I am passionate about forging authentic partnerships with our families, alumnae, and donors and understanding how we can work together to maximize our culture of philanthropy. Having benefited infinitely by my own time here as a charter member, it is an honor to help secure the financial support necessary to ensure we are building a sustainable future for Viz.

Ellen Cooper

Ellen Cooper

Director of Marketing and Communications

314-625-9107

ecooper@visitationacademy.org

Proud mom of a Viz Montessori student, joined the Advancement Team in 2014


Managing the marketing and communications efforts for the Lower, Middle, and Upper School is my top priority. Viz has a unique story to tell, and it is my job to maximize the diverse promotional opportunities at our disposal – Viz website, The Visitor magazine, Viz Stories, print ads, and everything in between – to deliver the Viz story and build the Viz brand. At the end of the day, I want you to be as excited about Viz as I am.

Christine Marino '09

Christine Marino '09

Alumnae Relations and Communications Coordinator

314-625-9106

cmarino @visitationacademy.org

2009 alumna, joined the Advancement Team in 2017


As a Viz alumna, I have a very personal investment in my job. I work to increase engagement so that we see more of our amazing alumnae back on our campus and involved with Viz. I also enjoy creating communications that ensure our parents, students, and the rest of the Viz community have the latest information about all the happenings at the school. I am excited to hear what everyone has going on in the classroom this year and then share it with our community!

Alison White

Alison White

Events Coordinator

314-625-9109

awhite@visitationacademy.org

Proud mom of a Viz student, joined the Advancement Team in 2018


I plan, coordinate, and execute many of the social events and a variety of fundraising events, including the annual Golf Tournament and Safari Auction. I also work closely with the Mothers’ and Fathers’ clubs, acting as a liaison between their members and the school. I love introducing parents to new opportunities to get involved at Viz and am always available to help answer any questions they have or guide them in the right direction.

Colleen Porter

Colleen Porter

Editor and Communications Specialist

314-625-9244

cporter@visitationacademy.org

Joined the Advancement Team in 2019


Viz is uniquely Viz, and it is my job to communicate all the wonderful things this special school has to offer to both current and prospective families. I help conceive, write, and edit many of the communication pieces that are used to promote the school. There is a true collaborative energy in our department and a genuine excitement about the school and the Viz community. I hope this comes through when you read stories about Viz.

Cheryl Ehrhard

Cheryl Ehrhard

Gift and Data Coordinator

314-625-9108

cehrhard@visitationacademy.org

Joined the Advancement Team in 2019


While the work I do is primarily behind the scenes, my role is essential to the fundraising operations of the school. Fundraising is an important contributor to the success of Viz. I love putting my knowledge and expertise to work to make Viz the very best it can be. I’m excited to be part of the Viz community and happy to help in any way I can.

Whom should you contact?

 

Alumnae Association Board: Christine Marino ‘09

Alumnae Reunions: Christine Marino ‘09

Corporate Matching Gifts: Cheryl Ehrhard

Endowed Scholarship Funds: Jenny Lucas

Fathers’ Club: Alison White

Leadership Gifts: Jenny Lucas

Mothers’ Club: Alison White

Planned Giving: Jenny Lucas

Public Relations: Colleen Porter

Publications: Ellen Cooper

Safari Dinner and Auction: Alison White

Social Media: Christine Marino ‘09

Stock Gifts: Jenny Lucas or Lisa Kohler ‘02

The Viz Fund: Lisa Kohler ‘02

Viz Golf Tournament: Alison White

Website: Ellen Cooper