Woman’s Board

Since the end of World War II, the Woman’s Board of Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago has proven to be a powerful force in Chicago’s philanthropic community. The members of the Woman’s Board are strongly committed to the mission of BGCC, funding programs across all Chicago-area Clubs. They also embrace a hands-on approach, volunteering their time at the Clubs and offering unique opportunities for Club members to enjoy the best of Chicago’s arts and culture through the Share Chicago program as well as provide our Club members with Woman’s Board Scholarships.

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Mrs. Robin Loewenberg Tebbe

1st Vice President:

Mrs. Beth White*

2nd Vice President:

Mrs. Jacqueline Ferro*


Mrs. Lenore Cameron

Assistant Treasurer:

Mrs. Mimi Murley

Recording Secretary:

Mrs. Karen Gray-Krehbiel*

Corresponding Secretary:

Mrs. Cynthia Chereskin

2021 Summer Ball Co-Chairs:

Mrs. Betsy Bradley & Mrs. Karen McEniry

Current Board Members:

Mrs. William Adams IV
Mrs. Laura Ferris Anderson
Mrs. Lisa Aronin
Ms. Diana Barr
Mrs. Carol Lavin Bernick
Mrs. Nawaf K. Bitar
Mrs. Meredith Bluhm-Wolf
Mrs. Norman R. Bobins*
Mrs. Betsy H. Bradley
Mrs. Caroline G. Burns
Mrs. Lindsay Walter Carlton
Mrs. Elizabeth O'Connor Cole
Mrs. Lester Crown
Mrs. Robert J. Darnall
Mrs. W. James Farrell
Mrs. Wilbur H. Gantz*
Mrs. Denise Gibson
Mrs. Susie Glikin
Mrs. Aimee Gray
Mrs. Donna Greenberg
Mrs. Marty Higgins*
Mrs. Gary E. Holdren
Mrs. John Knox

Mrs. Susan Lenny*
Ms. Judy Loseff
Mrs. Holly Maloney
Mrs. Karen McEniry
Mrs. Melissa McNally
Mrs. James J. O’Connor*
Mrs. Charlene Huang Olson
Mrs. William A. Osborn
Mrs. Homi B. Patel*
Mrs. Jerry K. Pearlman*
Mrs. Corinne Richman
Mrs. E. Scott Santi
Mrs. Ellen Saslow
Ms. Nancy Shaw
Mrs. Colette Cachey Smithburg
Mrs. William D. Smithburg
Mrs. Jenni Sorenson
Mrs. Barbara Speer
Mrs. Neele E. Stearns Jr.*
Mrs. Lisbeth Stiffel
Mrs. James E. Stoller
Mrs. John R. Walter*
Mrs. Miles D. White

Honorary Members:

Mrs. Beaumont Atwater
Mrs. K. Dane Brooksher*
Mrs. J. Ira Harris
Mrs. Harold D. Jensen
Mrs. Donald G. Kempf Jr.*
Mrs. Homer J. Livingston Jr.
Mrs. Dale R. Machalleck*
Mrs. James F. Magin*
Mrs. Vernon Pellouchoud
Mrs. Harold Reskin
Mrs. Bernard Rinella
Mrs. Phillip B. Rooney
Mrs. W. Jay Sennott*
Mrs. Edward R. Weed
Mrs. Clayton E. Whiting*
Mrs. Jane Ylvisaker
*Past President