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About the Advisory Council

The Lyric Opera of Chicago Gift Planning Advisory Council was created to give the Overture Society program an added resource in its work of increasing the number of planned givers at Lyric and enhancing the magnitude of new gifts. The Advisory Council is comprised of attorneys, financial institutional advisors and other estate planning professionals in the Chicago metropolitan area who assist Lyric in administering its gift planning program and evaluation various methods of gift planning. Advisory Council members have expertise in the area of estate planning, including the fields of accounting, law, principal, and investment real estate; financial planning, trusts; and insurance.

Member Directory

Joseph O. Rubinelli, Jr.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP Chairman

Patrick Bitterman
Quarles & Brady LLP

Christopher Brathwaite
William Blair

Mary C. Downie
BMO Financial Group

Barbara Grayson
Jenner & Block

Marguerite H. Griffin
Northern Trust

Benetta Jenson
J. P. Morgan Private Bank

Neil Kawashima
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Dorothy Korbel
U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Michael A. LoVallo
Reed Smith

Louis Marchi
Fidelity Investments



David McNeel
CIBC

Gina Oderda
Mayer Brown

Lynne L. Pantalena
U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Kathleen O’Hagan Scallan
Loeb & Loeb

Anita Medina Tyson
J.P. Morgan Private Bank


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