Friends of CharacterPlus (FoCP) was founded in 2005 by Veronica McDonnell to increase awareness of the CharacterPlus program in the schools where it was being utilized and also to the community at large. The Friends’ mission is to help CharacterPlus expand its role in the community, specifically with parents of school-aged children and to support all functions of the CharacterPlus organization.


Friends of CharacterPlus promotes, sponsors and raises awareness of the critical work undertaken by CharacterPlus through various marketing strategies. The Friends group also provides scholarships for educators to attend CharacterPlus training and for schools to participate in CharacterPlus Way.


Friends of CharacterPlus sponsors the Friends Fall Party held annually in November. Friends of CharacterPlus also holds other special events to raise funds for the organization.


Friends of CharacterPlus is run by a board of trustees made up of a diverse group of community volunteers helmed by the executive committee, which includes the president, vice president, assistant vice president, treasurer, secretary, immediate past president and founder.


For additional information about Friends of CharacterPlus, please contact Claudia McMillin at or 314.692.1215.

Friends of CharacterPlus Board

We are grateful for the continued support of Friends of CharacterPlus; a volunteer-run membership organization established in 2005. Friends of CharacterPlus’ mission is to increase support and public awareness of the CharacterPlus processes and the impact on educators, parents and the community.

Executive Committee

Veronica F. McDonnell

President & Founder

Registered Dietitian, Private Practice

Logan Finerty

Immediate Past President

Argent Capital Management

Edie Dorris

Vice President

Guggenheim Partners

Joan Ball


Community Volunteer

Beth Kinzel


Commerce Trust Company

Board of Directors

Tami Bopp

Consultant, CharacterPlus

Dr. Lynn Lowrance

Founder's Grant Liaison

Community Volunteer & Educator

Lindsay Conley

Director BKD, LLP

Tami Lent

Graphic Design Manager

Missouri Historical Society

Emily Frank

Zea Vision

Leigh Walters

Director of Marketing & Communications

Missouri Historical Society

Barbara Donnelly

Community Volunteer

Tammy Wildman

Wildman Marketing and Media

Jasmine Huda

Anchor & Reporter KTVI-TV

Mary Jo Liberstein

Educator &  Community Volunteer

Trish Muyco-Tobin

Gazelle STL

Amy Richards

Educator/Community Volunteer

Roger Scherck

Counselor St Louis Public Schools

CharacterPlus® is a 501c(3) organization

1460 Craig Road

St. Louis, Missouri 63146

phone 314.692.1252

EIN 20-5696782