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 →

  • Allison McDonald

    Allison manages 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 passion for customer … More →

  • Michele Mosley

    Michele Mosley, Director of Development & Marketing

  • 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 →

  • Frances Schmitz

    As the Director of Finance and Operations, Frances oversees YouthBridge’s financial operations and processes, human resource functions, and administration of the YouthBridge office. She brings a wealth of business and operations experience to YouthBridge having spent over 20 years working in higher education and at … More →

  • Lori Shumake

    As the Donor Service and Business Manager, Lori is responsible for providing technical support to fundholders and for administration of the YouthBridge office. Originally from the east coast, Lori made St. Louis her home over 30 years ago and has since enjoyed being self-employed and … More →