Women's Board

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Contact Information

For more information about the Women’s Board, please contact Kim Duffy, Senior Donor Engagement Manager at 312.294.3162 or at

The Women’s Board is a group of dynamic women leaders who are passionate about the Orchestra and its mission, with a focus on producing fundraising events and activities to benefit the CSO.

The Women’s Board meets six times a year to conduct board business and enjoy music and education programs. The Women’s Board fundraising activities include the CSO’s annual Symphony Ball, formerly known as the Opening Night Gala as well as its annual winter event entitled REMIX. Membership is via a nomination process.


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The mission of the Women’s Board of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is to promote the artistic excellence and exemplary education programs of the Orchestra by engaging women leaders in advocacy and fundraising efforts.

Membership requirements

Membership requirements for the Women’s Board include:
a) Minimum $1,000 contribution to the CSO’s Annual Fund
b) Annual dues payment of $250
c) Financial support of fundraising events, including the Symphony Ball and Remix
d) Concert series subscription
e) Attend at least two Women’s Board meetings a year

Women’s Board Members

Katie Barber

Immediate Past President
Leslie Henner Burns

Honorary Members
Cristina Mazzavillani Muti
Amy Rule

Dora Aalbregtse
Elisabeth Adams
Sharon Angell
Alison Bonney
Claudia Woerheide Chakravorty
Regine Corrado
Suzanne Demirjian
Judith E. Feldman
Dr. Diane Fisher
Elizabeth Foster
Karen E. Goodyear
Kyle Harvey
Leigh Ann Herman
Laura King
Jennifer Luby
Romana Malinowski
Pam McGaan
Heather McWilliams
Mimi P. Murley
Shelley Ochab
Elizabeth A. Parker
Sara Pfaff
Sandra Rusnak
Ruthie Ryan
Nancy Santi
Cynthia Scholl
Carter Sharfstein
Courtney Shea
Kim Shepherd
Cheryl Sturm
Michelle Tolliver

Advisory Committee
Fran Beatty
Ellen Gignilliat
Gloria Gottlieb


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