Staff

  • Barbara Carswell

    Barbara directs YouthBridge’s efforts to partner with donors in support of charities in the St. Louis region, especially those focused on children. She oversees a team dedicated to building the bridge between the philanthropic and nonprofit communities by providing exceptional giving experiences and impactful grants … More →

  • Lisa Baltz

    Lisa handles the management of YouthBridge Community Foundation operations and client service. In this role, she is responsible for the areas of office management and administration, finance, and client support. Lisa has over 20 years of experience in customer service and compliance. She brings strong … More →

  • Cindy Blake

    Cindy helps families integrate philanthropy into their wealth management plans by working with wealth advisors, businesses, private foundations, and nonprofit organizations. Cindy brings with her over 20 years of sales and client relations experience. Cindy is also Vice President of The Wiegand Foundation, a member … More →

  • Allison McDonald

    Allison handles the coordination of all YouthBridge Community Foundation grant processes provided by unrestricted funds, donors and clients. She works to ensure an accurate, timely, efficient and transparent process for the entire grant cycle from proposal to closure. She brings strong organizational skills with a … More →

  • Elphanie “Sissy” Swift

    As the Director of Grants and Community Initiatives, Sissy oversees all grant opportunities in support of YouthBridge’s goals and strategies established by the Grant Committee, clients and the CEO. She is responsible for and manages all grantmaking programs, special projects and technical assistance. In addition, … More →