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Women's Board

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 four times a year to conduct board business and enjoy music and educational programs. The Women’s Board fundraising activities include the CSOA’s annual Symphony Ball. 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, exemplary educational programs and community involvement of the Orchestra by engaging women leaders in advocacy and fundraising efforts.

Membership Requirements

  • Minimum $1,000 contribution to the CSO’s Annual Fund
  • Annual dues payment of $250
  • Financial support of fundraising events, including the Symphony Ball
  • Concert series subscription
  • Attend at least two Women’s Board meetings per year

Women's Board Members

Shelley Ochab

Immediate Past President
Elizabeth A. Parker

Communications/Governance Chairs
Kim Shepherd
Claudine Tambuatco

Community Engagement Chair
Juli Crabtree

Membership Chair
Judith E. Feldman

Honorary Members
Keiko Alexander
Cristina Mazzavillani Muti

Dora J. Aalbregtse
Elizabeth Adams
Rene Alphonse
Sharon Angell
Katie Barber
Leslie Henner Burns
Regine Corrado
Suzanne Demirjian
Donna Fleming
Karen E. Goodyear
Elisa Harris
Kyle Harvey
Leigh Ann Herman
Hyla Kallen
Laura King
Erika Knierim
Leah Laurie
Jennifer Luby
Mirjiana Martich
Heather McWilliams
Katie Miller
Mimi Murley
Victoria Nee
Mary Rafferty
Sandra Rusnak
Ruthie Ryan
Nancy Santi
Cynthia Scholl
Courtney Shea
Cheryl Sturm

Contact the Women's Board

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

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