The Guild Board of Directors

Lyric Opera of Chicago Guild Board of Directors

The Guild Board of Directors was founded shortly after Lyric Opera of Chicago opened in 1954. Guild Board members serve as ambassadors for the Company to identify and cultivate new audiences and to raise funds. The Guild Board raises over $1.4 million annually to benefit Lyric Opera through personal and solicited gifts and special events.

For more information on the Guild Board, please contact Angela DeStefano at 312-827-5723 or adestefano@lyricopera.org.

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Officers

LYRIC OPERA
GUILD BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS
President James A. Staples
Vice President - Benefit Minka Bosco
Vice President - Benefit Sarah Demet
Vice President - Family Day Michael Tirpak
Vice President - Fundraising Fay M. Shong
Vice President - Membership Maggie Rock
Vice President - Membership Engagement Nathaniel W. Pusey
Vice President at Large Marc Lacher
Secretary Dorothy Kuechl
Treasurer 
David Marshall

LYRIC OPERA
GUILD BOARD OF DIRECTORS


As of September 4, 2018

 
President James A. Staples*
Allison Alexander
Mrs. John H. Andersen^
Mrs. Gustavo A. Bermudez † ^
Leslie Bertholdt
Patrick J. Bitterman †
Minka Bosco*
Henry Clark
Mrs. Suzy Cobin
Mrs. Avrum H. Dannen^
Sarah Demet*
Eben Dorros
Stephen Dunbar
Timothy R. Farrell*
Robert F. Finke†^
Mrs. Amanda C. Fox^
Robert Gienko, Jr.
Mrs. William R. Jentes^
Olivier C. Junod
Chester T. Kamin^
John M. Kohlmeier^
Mark Kozloff, M.D.
Dorothy Kuechl*
Marc Lacher*
Mrs. Robert E. Largay^
Daria M. Lewicky
Louis Margaglione
Robert S. Marjan
David Marshall*
Ms. Martina M. Mead †
Craig R. Milkint
Ms. Britt M. Miller † ^
Melissa Mounce Mithal*
John H. Nelson†^
Tim Pontarelli
Nathaniel W. Pusey*
Ms. Christina M. Rashid
Maggie Rock*
Mary Lynne Shafer
Fay M. Shong*
Ilene Simmons
Ms. Joan M. Solbeck
Mrs. Lisbeth Stiffel^
Claudine Tambuatco
Oscar Tatosian †
Michael Tirpak*
R. Todd Vieregg^
Cathy Wloch
Ms. Anne Zenzer
 

*Executive Committee † Past President ^Sustaining Member



2018/19 Season

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September 2018
Guild Board members John Nelson, Nathaniel Pusey, and guests awaiting the start of the Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park performance.

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September 2018
Guild Board members Marc Lacher, Louis Margaglione, Jim Staples, Maggie Rock, and guests enjoying rooftop beverages prior to the Millennium Park performance at Skyline Club.

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September 2018
Guild Board members Oscar Tatosian and Robert Gienko, Jr. at Skyline Club.


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September 2018

Guild Board members Tim Pontarelli, Dominic Lee, and James Staples indoors at Skyline Club.




2017/18 Season

Guild Board members at Lyric’s Annual Meeting
Photograph by Dan Rest
June 2017
Guild Board members at Lyric’s Annual Meeting

Guild Board members and friends gather at Ravinia Festival prior to the Susan Graham and The Knights performance.

August 2017
Guild Board members and friends gather at Ravinia Festival prior to the Susan Graham and The Knights performance

GB Holiday Party

December 2017
Guild Board Holiday Party (continued)


GB Holiday Party

December 2017

Members from the Guild Board of Directors and Lyric Young Professionals celebrate the holiday season at the annual Guild Board Holiday Party hosted by membership engagement chairman, Nathaniel Pusey


GB Holiday Party

December 2017
Guild Board Holiday Party (continued)


Guild Board members at Lyric’s Family Day height=
Photograph by Jaclyn Simpson
April 2018
Guild Board members volunteering at Family Day

Guild Board members at Lyric’s Family Day
Photograph by Jaclyn Simpson
April 2018
Some excited faces at Family Day

Guild Board members at Lyric’s Family Day
Photograph by Todd Rosenberg
April 2018
The Guild Board of Directors teamed up with Lyric Unlimited to present the inaugural Family Day at Lyric. Guild Board members volunteered in welcoming over 900 guests to the Lyric Opera House for this fun-filled day of behind-the-scenes demonstrations, activities, and performances for families to enjoy!

Guild Board and cast members from Jesus Christ Superstar for the Celebration after party at The Murphy Chicago
Photograph by Jaclyn Simpson
May 2018
Guild Board members at Jesus Christ Superstar Celebration co-hosted by Guild Board and Lyric's Women's Board

Jesus Christ Superstar Celebration co-chairs Daniel T. Manoogian and Marc Lacher with Guild Board President, James A. Staples
Photograph by Dan Rest
May 2018
Jesus Christ Superstar Celebration co-chairs Daniel T. Manoogian and Marc Lacher with Guild Board President, James A. Staples

Guild Board and cast members from Jesus Christ Superstar for the Celebration after party at The Murphy Chicago
Photograph by Jaclyn Simpson
May 2018
Guild Board and cast members from Jesus Christ Superstar for the Celebration after party at The Murphy Chicago

Jesus Christ Superstar Celebration co-chairs Daniel T. Manoogian and Marc Lacher with Guild Board President, James A. Staples
Photograph by Jaclyn Simpson
May 2018
Guild Board at Jesus Christ Superstar Celebration after party at The Murphy Chicago

Guild Board members at Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina prior to Tree of Codes performance outside of Dock Street Theater.

June 2018

Guild Board members at Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina prior to Tree of Codes performance outside of Dock Street Theater

Guild Board members at Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina post Tree of Codes performance with principal artists outside of Dock Street Theater.

June 2018

Guild Board members at Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina post Tree of Codes performance with principal artists outside of Dock Street Theater

Guild Board members in George Washington's pew at St. Michael's Church in Charleston, SC during the historical Charleston walking tour

June 2018

Guild Board members in George Washington's pew at St. Michael's Church in Charleston, SC during the historical Charleston walking tour

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