Emily Fuhrman joined Build-A-Bear in May 2015 in the role of Manager of Build-A-Bear Foundation.  She leads Foundation giving efforts and works closely with the Board of Directors to fulfill the Foundation’s mission.  Her career in non-profit includes work in Kansas City, where she served as the Regional Development Director for The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter, and as Director of Head for the Cure Foundation. A St. Louis native, Emily is a graduate of the University of Missouri where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, with an emphasis in Strategic Communications, from the School of Journalism and a minor in Sociology.