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julie ferrie ‘72 - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Julie is the Executive Director of the LEF. She brings more than eight years of development experience with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to her role at the LEF. At the SLSO, she built innovative sponsorship programs and increased corporate, foundation and in-kind giving. Prior to her nonprofit work, she worked in corporate sales and marketing for Citicorp Mortgage, ITT Commercial Finance and Ladue News.

A 1972 graduate of LHWHS, Julie earned her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and her MBA from Washington University. She has two daughters who are also alumni of the Ladue School District. She is a former president of the Conway School Association and a LHWHS committee chair. Julie is thrilled to be working on behalf of the students, staff and alumni of the Ladue School District.

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Christine schultz - administrative assistant

Christine is the Administrative Assistant of the Ladue Education Foundation and has her B.S. in Retail Merchandising and Fashion Product Development from Ohio University. Prior to joining LEF, Christine worked in the fashion industry for 15+ years. Christine brings a wealth of knowledge in accounting, office management, marketing, public relations and event planning as LEF continues to grow. Christine and her husband Shane moved into the area specifically for the stellar reputation and currently have two boys in the Ladue School District. Since having children, Christine developed a passion for nonprofit work, which eventually led her to the Ladue Education Foundation.