Our Team

View Ayanna Banks
Ayanna Banks

Ayanna Banks

Associate Partner

View Dr. Brandi Chin
Brandi Chin

Dr. Brandi Chin

Partner

View Amelia Corl
Amelia Corl

Amelia Corl

Chief of Staff

View Justin Cutts

Justin Cutts

Grants and Program Manager

View Jesse Dixon
Jesse Dixon

Jesse Dixon

Partner

View Michaela Echols
Michaela Echols

Michaela Echols

Grant and Program Manager

View Lennel Hunter
Lennel Hunter

Lennel Hunter

Associate Partner

View Ben Lamport

Ben Lamport

Communications Program Manager

View Dr. Samantha March
Samantha March

Dr. Samantha March

Associate Partner

View Antonio Pacifico
Antonio Pacifico

Antonio Pacifico

Associate Partner

View Rachel Powers
Rachel Powers

Rachel Powers

Partner

View Barbara Saenz
Barbara Saenz

Barbara Saenz

Grants & Program Manager

View Eric Scroggins
Eric Scroggins

Eric Scroggins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

View Tanesia Simmons
Tanesia Simmons

Tanesia Simmons

Partner

View Tori Sombright
Tori Sombright

Tori Sombright

Grants & Programs Manager

View Libby Sunkari
Libby Sunkari

Libby Sunkari

Operations Director

Our Board

Jemina Bernard
President & COO
Teach For America

Cindy Brinkley
Retired CAO/COO
Centene Corporation

John Kemper
President & CEO
Commerce Bank

John Lemkemeier
Managing Partner
Sage Capital

Michael F. Jones
Bishop
Friendly Temple

Jessica Peña
Partner
The City Fund

Anthony Thompson
President
Kwame Building Group

Keith Williamson (Chair)
President
Centene Charitable Foundation

Work With Us

The Opportunity Trust is an organization that embraces diversity and that gives you opportunities to grow. I love working with such a dynamic team who are all driven by our mission to create better outcomes for kids in St. Louis – especially black kids.

Tori Sombright, Grants and Program Manager

The Opportunity Trust

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Guidestar Transparency

As a cornerstone of our commitment to transparency, we believe in empowering our stakeholders with the information they need to understand how their support directly contributes to our mission. By sharing these documents openly, we aim to foster trust and demonstrate our dedication to sound financial practices.

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We believe all children have gifts that can help improve our world and contribute to change.
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