OUR FOUNDATION BOARD AND STAFF

Cindy Loida

President

573.535.9074
cloida@valleschoolsfoundation.org

Now more than ever, I could not imagine any educational setting other than Valle Catholic Schools as the foundation for educational and faith-based excellence in our community. The Valle friends and Alumni support is nothing short of amazing and I hope to be involved in the Valle community for years to come. My wish is that I can assist other families that seek a Catholic education for their children with the chance to have it at Valle.

Rob Lawrence

Secretary

rlawrence@mrvbanks.com

I joined the Valle Catholic Schools Foundation Board in 2022 as I have always been an avid supporter of Catholic education. Joining the Board has allowed me the opportunity to serve and support the local school commuity that I deeply cherish. I graduated from Truman State University with a Bacehlor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Finance and Marketing. Throughout my 30 year career, I have actively devoted my time to finance, more specifically the banking industry, which is why I believe my background and experiences will be of benefit in the continued growth and success of the Valle Catholic Schools Foundation.

Fr. Edward Nemeth

Board Member

nemethe@valleschools.org

Since joining the Foundation in 2017, I have found that the role of organizations such as the Valle Catholic Schools Foundation is vital for the long-term growth and success for Catholic schools. Catholic education across the country faces many challenges. With strategic financial partners like the Valle Catholic Schools Foundation, we are able to confidently overcome these challenges and provide a transformative educational experience for the students and families who make Valle their home.

Kim Donovan

Donor Services Manager

573.979.4865
kdonovan@valleschoolsfoundation.org

Kim joined the VCSF team in November of 2020 and is responsible for gift and data processing and daily VCSF office operations. In this role, she is responsible for donor updates, report and letter generation, database management and website content creation and maintenance. Kim is also responsible for scheduling and meeting coordination. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with an MBA in General Management.

Cara Naeger

Vice President

cara@myclemco.com

I joined the Valle Catholic Schools Foundation board in 2022 because I believe in the positive change that occurs when giving back to community. Holding a degree from the University of North Carolina Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Minors in both Economics and Mathematics coupled with my 15 years of experience in entrepreneurship, management systems, operations growth, and finance, allows me to not only understand the importance of enhancing the academic experiences, but also facilitate and execute goals designed for the future growth of Valle Schools.

Steve Abts

Treasurer

sabts@mrvbanks.com

I am a graduate of Valle Schools as are my two sons. I joined the Valle Catholic Schools Foundation board in 2020 hoping to help the Valle community continue to grow and thrive.  I have an accounting degree from University of Missouri, Columbia.  I have been in banking and active in the Ste. Genevieve Community for over 40 years. I hope that my background in the banking and accounting fields will help continue to steer the Foundation to growth and support of the Valle Schools system.

 

 

Greg Schwent

Board Member

 

Jason Blum

Donor Consultant

573.880.5591
jblum@hsbadvisorsllc.com

Joining the Foundation as a Donor Consultant in 2020, I was presented the perfect opportunity to give back to Valle after it had given me so much during my time as a student there. I look forward to being a part of the Foundation that will help continue that tradition and give those opportunities to future generations.

Cindy Loida

President

573.535.9074
cloida@valleschoolsfoundation.org

Now more than ever, I could not imagine any educational setting other than Valle Catholic Schools as the foundation for educational and faith-based excellence in our community. The Valle friends and Alumni support is nothing short of amazing and I hope to be involved in the Valle community for years to come. My wish is that I can assist other families that seek a Catholic education for their children with the chance to have it at Valle.

Cara Naeger

Vice President

cara@myclemco.com

I joined the Valle Catholic Schools Foundation board in 2022 because I believe in the positive change that occurs when giving back to community. Holding a degree from the University of North Carolina Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Minors in both Economics and Mathematics coupled with my 15 years of experience in entrepreneurship, management systems, operations growth, and finance, allows me to not only understand the importance of enhancing the academic experiences, but also facilitate and execute goals designed for the future growth of Valle Schools.

Rob Lawrence

Secretary

rlawrence@mrvbanks.com

I joined the Valle Catholic Schools Foundation Board in 2022 as I have always been an avid supporter of Catholic education. Joining the Board has allowed me the opportunity to serve and support the local school commuity that I deeply cherish. I graduated from Truman State University with a Bacehlor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Finance and Marketing. Throughout my 30 year career, I have actively devoted my time to finance, more specifically the banking industry, which is why I believe my background and experiences will be of benefit in the continued growth and success of the Valle Catholic Schools Foundation.

Steve Abts

Treasurer

sabts@mrvbanks.com

I am a graduate of Valle Schools as are my two sons. I joined the Valle Catholic Schools Foundation board in 2020 hoping to help the Valle community continue to grow and thrive.  I have an accounting degree from University of Missouri, Columbia.  I have been in banking and active in the Ste. Genevieve Community for over 40 years. I hope that my background in the banking and accounting fields will help continue to steer the Foundation to growth and support of the Valle Schools system. 

Fr. Edward Nemeth

Board Member

nemethe@valleschools.org

Since joining the Foundation in 2017, I have found that the role of organizations such as the Valle Catholic Schools Foundation is vital for the long-term growth and success for Catholic schools. Catholic education across the country faces many challenges. With strategic financial partners like the Valle Catholic Schools Foundation, we are able to confidently overcome these challenges and provide a transformative educational experience for the students and families who make Valle their home.

Greg Schwent

Board Member

Kim Donovan

Donor Services Manager

573.979.4865
kdonovan@valleschoolsfoundation.org

Kim joined the VCSF team in November of 2020 and is responsible for gift and data processing and daily VCSF office operations. In this role, she is responsible for donor updates, report and letter generation, database management and website content creation and maintenance. Kim is also responsible for scheduling and meeting coordination. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with an MBA in General Management.

Jason Blum

Donor Consultant

573.701.2359
jblum@hsbadvisorsllc.com

Joining the Foundation as a Donor Consultant in 2020, I was presented the perfect opportunity to give back to Valle after it had given me so much during my time as a student there. I look forward to being a part of the Foundation that will help continue that tradition and give those opportunities to future generations.