Women's Board

About the Women's Board

The Women’s Board was founded in 1955 with the purpose of supporting Lyric Opera of Chicago as a cultural and educational institution in concert with the Board of Directors and other groups within the organization.

The 61 members are among Chicago’s most active and philanthropic women. They share a passion for the grand art of opera and play an essential role supporting Lyric. Membership is by invitation.

The Women’s Board raises more than $3 million annually through events such as Opening Night and the triennial Wine Auction.

Get in touch

Get in touch

Please contact the Lyric Boards Office at wboffice@lyricopera.org or 312.827.5676 for additional information regarding upcoming events.

Women's Board Members

Last updated November 11, 2021

Caroline Torrington Huebner

Vice President – Board Activities
Mrs. Peter M. Mesrobian

Vice President – Education
Mrs. J. Christopher Nielsen

Vice President – Fundraising
Suzette Bross Bulley

Vice President – Special Events
Ann Jones

Membership Chair
Mrs. Anne M. Edwards

Nominating Chair
* Nancy S. Searle

Member At Large
Marie Campbell

Member At Large
Mamie Biggs Case

Member At Large
Nancy Santi



Rana Baladi
Margot Stone Bowen
Debi A. Butler
Mrs. Alger B.
Chapman, Jr.
Margarita Chavez-Tatro
Elizabeth O’Connor Cole
* Mrs. Lester Crown
Mrs. Matthew A. Fisher
§ Renée Fleming
Mrs. Robert W. Galvin
Lili Gaubin
Keith Kiley Goldstein
Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel
Mrs. King Harris
Mrs. Julian W. Harvey
Rebecca Walker Knight
Mrs. Frederick A. Krehbiel
Silvia Beltrametti Krehbiel
* Mrs. Richard P. Mayer
Alison Wehman McNally
* Mimi Crowe Mitchell
Susan E. Morrison
Suzanne W. Mulshine
Mrs. Eileen Murphy
Mrs. Susan B. Noyes
* Mrs. James J. O’Connor
Mrs. William A. Osborn
Mrs. Jerry K. Pearlman
Mary O’Brien Pearlman
Diana C. Prince
Mrs. James C. Pritchard
* Anne N. Reyes
Regan Rohde
Mrs. Ronald A. Rolighed
Trisha Ann Rooney
Betsy Bergman Rosenfield
* Mrs. Patrick G. Ryan
Erica Sandner
Mrs. Alejandro Silva
Ms. Jenni Sorenson
Mrs. Lisbeth Stiffel
Mrs. James P. Stirling
Marilynn Thoma
* Mrs. Theodore D. Tieken
Mrs. Robert G. Weiss


Life Members

Paula Hannaway Crown
* Mrs. Richard W. Durkes
* Mrs. W. James Farrell
Mrs. Ronald J. Gidwitz
Mrs. Annemarie H. Gramm
* Mrs. Paul W. Oliver, Jr.
Mrs. Jay A. Pritzker
Mrs. Gordon Segal

* = Past President
§ = Honorary Member