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 Association 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 Presidents of Community Engagement
Mirjiana Martich
Courtney Shea

Interim Head of Community Engagement
Laura Truax

Vice President of Communications
Cynthia Scholl

Vice President of Membership
Nancy Hess

Dora J. Aalbregtse
Elisabeth Adams
Keiko Alexander
Rene Alphonse
Sharon Angell
Katie Barber
Betsy Berry
Liz Branch
Leslie Henner Burns
Juli Crabtree
Suzanne Demirjian
Judy Feldman
Donna Fleming
Kimberly Flynn
Karen E. Goodyear
Elisa Harris
Kyle Harvey
Anna Hertsberg
Nancy Hess
Leah Laurie
Deborah Love
Mia Martich
Mimi Murley
Victoria Nee
Shelley Ochab
Elizabeth A. Parker
Mary Rafferty
Sandra Rusnak
Ruthie Ryan
Nancy Santi
Cynthia Scholl
Courtney Shea
Kim Shepherd
Lynn Singer
Cheryl Sturm
Laura Truax

Contact the Women's Board

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

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