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 23 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.

Recent article about Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago's Woman's Board
November 2018: Classic Chicago - The Boys & Girls Clubs: Leaving a Legacy

Woman's Board Auction Letter


Mrs. Charlene Huang Olson

1st Vice President:

Mrs. Beth White*

2nd Vice President:

Mrs. Jacky Ferro*


Mrs. Lenore Cameron

Assistant Treasurer:

Mrs. Mimi Murley

Recording Secretary:

Mrs. Karen Gray-Krehbiel*

Corresponding Secretary:

Mrs. Cindy Chereskin

2018 Summer Ball Co-Chairs:

Mrs. E. Scott Santi & Mrs. Barbara Speer

Current Board Members:

Mrs. William Adams IV
Mrs. Laura Ferris Anderson
Mrs. Lisa Aronin
Ms. Diana Barr
Mrs. Carol Lavin Bernick
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. Lisa Connelly
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

Ms. Judy Loseff
Mrs. Susan Lenny*
Mrs. Holly Maloney
Mrs. Karen McEniry
Mrs. Melissa McNally
Mrs. Charles Mills
Mrs. James J. O’Connor*
Mrs. William A. Osborn
Mrs. Homi B. Patel*
Mrs. Jerry K. Pearlman*
Mrs. Corinne Richman
Mrs. Trish Rooney
Mrs. Ellen Saslow
Ms. Nancy Shaw
Mrs. Colette Cachey Smithburg
Mrs. William D. Smithburg
Mrs. Neele E. Stearns Jr.*
Ms. Lisbeth Stiffel
Mrs. James E. Stoller
Mrs. Robin Tebbe
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. W. Jay Sennott*
Mrs. Edward R. Weed*
Mrs. Clayton E. Whiting*
Mrs. Jane Ylvisaker
*Past President