Antonia M. Ponder has joined the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation as Development Director for the Archdiocesan Elementary Schools. In her role, she will be responsible for development, fundraising and marketing at the four Archdiocesan Elementary Schools: St. Louis the King at the Cathedral, Most Holy Trinity School and Academy, St. Cecilia School and Academy and St. Louis Catholic Academy.
Ponder is an alumna of Most Holy Trinity (’89) and Rosati-Kain High School (’93). Ponder joins the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation after serving as Advancement Director for Rosati-Kain High School. Ponder joined Rosati-Kain during its first-ever capital campaign and had significant success with fostering alumnae and community partner relationships and accomplishing fundraising
goals. Prior to serving at R-K, Ponder practiced law for 12 years in St. Louis.
Sharon Gerken, Executive Director of Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation noted,
“We were thrilled to bring Toni on board to work directly with these schools. Toni has a unique perspective and understanding regarding the donors connected to this mission and the students we serve at the Archdiocesan Schools having been a student at Most Holy Trinity and Rosati-Kain, but also having been the Advancement Director for an Archdiocesan high school. This perspective and experience will allow Toni to establish and strengthen relationships with key donors and other friends and partners of the schools-- ultimately creating more opportunities for our students.”
Ponder graduated with a B.A. in political science from Saint Louis University and received her law degree in 1999 from Saint Louis University School of Law. She and her husband, Mark, have three school-aged children and are parishioners at Immacolata Parish. They reside in Brentwood.