Meet The Charitable Foundation Team
The St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation team is comprised of individuals with strong experience in the nonprofit sector and a passion for serving the needs of seniors.
Alice Drobisch, Director of Development for St. Andrew’s Foundation has over twenty years of fundraising and recruitment experience in the St. Louis Market with educational and health organizations. A well versed fundraiser, she has had successful experience with major gifts, capital campaigns, annual campaigns, relationship building and events.
Alice serves on several Village Committees within her community as well as Past President of her local Chamber of Commerce and President of the Maryville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Alice has been a resident of the St. Louis region since 1987 and currently lives in Maryville, Illinois with her husband, Doug and son, Nathan.
Alice finds development and fundraising to be a rewarding career and takes pleasure in the experiences and relationships it has presented her.
Rita became interested in St. Andrew’s when her mother-in-law was named an Ageless Remarkable St. Louisan in 2012. She joined us in 2015 with a strong background in advertising, marketing, sales and fundraising for ad agencies, Fortune 500 clients and respected senior living organizations such as Kendal. At The Willows she was part of the team that successfully filled its 2017 addition. Previously, she was involved in fundraising for Kendal as well as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, during her tenure as a board member and Big Sister.
Rita is a former Executive Creative Director, Executive Vice-President for J. Walter Thompson advertising and hails from Chicago. She is also the author of a creative nonfiction book The Green Desert, published in 2004 by Crossroads, New York, as well as the playwright of American Dolls, produced here in St. Louis as part of the First Run Theater short play festival. Rita has a B.A. from Elmhurst College and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is married and lives in the Central West End with her husband, Joe Carpenter, and a Pomeranian named Sven. Between them they have four millennial children.