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Our Team

  • Jane Donahue
    Jane Donahue President

    Jane Donahue was named President of the St. Louis Public Foundation in October 2013. Prior to her role at the SLPS Foundation, Ms. Donahue spent 9 years at Deaconess Foundation, where she led a capacity building grant making program, the Deaconess Impact Partnership, for child-serving nonprofits in St. Louis. Ms. Donahue is deeply engaged in promoting the potential of low-income students throughout St. Louis.

  • Donna M. Woods
    Donna M. Woods FUND MANAGER

    Donna Woods joined the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation in July 2014, after retiring from a lifetime of distinguished service in the St. Louis Public Schools.  Since 1996, she worked as Executive Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent.

  • Emily Zevely
    Emily Zevely Development Director

    Emily Zevely comes to the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation from CCSSO in Washington D.C., where she led the National Teacher of the Year Program for 4 years. In this role, she cultivated philanthropic support to create opportunities for teachers. As a former teacher with the District and native St. Louisan, Emily’s heart belongs in St. Louis. She is eager to work with community members, families, and partners to ensure equitable educational opportunities for students.

  • Kaleigh Lawrence, MSW, LCSW
    Kaleigh Lawrence, MSW, LCSW Director of Programs

    Kaleigh Lawrence joined the St Louis Public Schools Foundation staff in February of 2019, after working as the Founding Manager of Student Services and Social Work a Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls. Kaleigh began her career as a Teach for America corps member and elementary teacher at Lyon @ Blow, where she developed a passion for educational equity and supporting young people. Kaleigh looks forward to partnering with stakeholders to make student centered decisions.

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