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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

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Women's Board Members

Judith E. Feldman

Immediate Past President
Shelley Ochab

Vice President of Membership and Governance
Mirjiana Martich

Vice President of Community Engagement
Mary Rafferty

Vice President of Communications
Kim Shepherd

Honorary Members
Keiko Alexander
Cristina Mazzavillani Muti

Dora J. Aalbregtse
Elisabeth Adams
Rene Alphonse
Sharon Angell
Katie Barber
Betsy Brace-Blum
Leslie Henner Burns
Jaya Canaan
Juli Crabtree
Suzanne Demirjian
Donna Fleming
Karen E. Goodyear
Elisa Harris
Kyle Harvey
Leigh Ann Herman
Anna Hertsberg
Dominika Hertsberg
Leah Laurie
Heather McWilliams
Mimi Murley
Victoria Nee
Elizabeth A. Parker
Sandra Rusnak
Ruthie Ryan
Nancy Santi
Cynthia Scholl
Courtney Shea
Lynn Singer
Cheryl Sturm
Claudine Tambuatco

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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