Women’s Leadership Council

About

The Women’s Leadership Council is a group of passionate and involved senior female business leaders and philanthropists who share a common goal of raising unrestricted dollars for the eight performing arts organizations and two educational institutions at Lincoln Center. The unrestricted nature of these funds permits the organizations to use them to maximum effect, which includes engaging in creative educational programming, presenting exciting new productions, and developing free performances.

Membership Expectations
  • The Women’s Leadership Council comprises professional business executives, entrepreneurs, and active donors/dedicated cultural benefactors who share a goal to grow and utilize their professional and personal networks in support of Lincoln Center.
  • Council members are responsible for raising unrestricted funds for 10 world-class performing arts organizations at Lincoln Center. A $10,000 membership contribution is requested annually.
  • Members maintain a functional pipeline and create sponsorship introductions.
  • They provide mentorship to the Junior Council.
  • They are also expected to attend quarterly meetings that focus on strategy development and implementation.
Membership Benefits
  • Use of the Concierge Services, Lincoln Center’s VIP ticketing desk
  • Invitations to Corporate Fund donor events throughout the year
  • Listing in the Annual Report and all Lincoln Center Playbills
  • Other benefits commensurate with gift level, as detailed in the Membership Benefits Guide.
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    Interested in membership with the Women’s Leadership Council?

    Become a Member

    For more information about the Women's Leadership Council, please contact Arlene Graime at agraime@lincolncenter.org or 212.875.5467.

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    COMMITTEE CHAIR
    • Jill Kaplan
      Publisher and Vice President
      Crain’s New York Business
    COMMITTEE MEMBERS
      • Linda Addison
        Managing Director
        Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
      • Loreen Arbus
        President
        The Loreen Arbus Foundation
      • Glenda Bailey
        Editor In Chief
        Harper's BAZAAR
      • Violet Bell
        VP, Financial Services & Insurance Digital Marketing
        Adobe
      • Angelica Cantlon
        Senior Vice President,
        Chief Human Resources Officer

        International Flavors & Fragrances
      • Debrah Lee Charatan
        President
        BCB Property Management Inc.
      • Mary Davis
        President
        Davis Consulting Group LLC
      • Caroline Dean
      • Joan Haffenreffer
        Managing Director & Chief Administrative Officer, Global Public Affiairs
        Citi
      • Margaret Hayes
        President
        The Fashion Group International
    • Daisey Holmes
      Managing Director
      BNY Mellon Corporate Affairs
    • Suri Kasirer
      President
      Kasirer
    • Sandra Kozlowski
      Principal
      Korn Ferry
    • Jacquelyn Krese
      Managing Director
      Credit Suisse
    • Lois J. Liberman
      Partner
      Blank Rome LLP
    • Eileen P. Matthews, Esq.
      Partner
      Curtis, Mallet-Prevost,
      Colt & Mosle LLP
    • Deborah Montaperto, CFP
      Senior Vice President
      Certified Financial Planner

      The Polk Wealth Management Group
      Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
    • Elizabeth Musmanno
      President
      The Fragrance Foundation
    • Margaret Preston
      Senior Vice President
      Metro New York Regional
      Wealth Leader
      TD Wealth
    • Frances A. Resheske
      Senior Vice President of Public Affairs
      Con Edison
    • Michelle A. Rice
      Partner
      Kaplan Rice LLP
    • Kara Ross
      Owner
      Kara Ross New York LLC
    • Marissa Shorenstein
      President
      AT&T New York
    • Debra Shriver
      Senior Vice President and
      Chief Communications Officer

      Hearst
    • Deborah van der Heyden
      Managing Director
      Jones Lang LaSalle
    • Karen R. Weiss
      Managing Director and
      Private Client Advisor

      U.S. Trust, Bank of America
    • Laila J. Worrell
      Partner & Managing Director,
      Principal Investing and
      Private Equity

      The Boston Consulting Group