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Recognizing women leaders who support ArtsWave with an annual leadership gift of $1,500 or more, the group is more than 400 members strong. Members enjoy a variety of arts experiences and engagement opportunities to network and see their gift to ArtsWave in action. The group was launched in 2014 under the leadership of ArtsWave Community Campaign Chair, Melanie Healey. 

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Women’s Leadership Roundtable Benefits:

Women's Leadership Symposium: An annual inspirational event with women leaders in the arts and business. Click here to see photos from the fourth annual women's leadership symposium.

Women's Leader Arts Night Out: 
Opportunity to join fellow members for an arts event and behind-the-scenes special reception (ticket purchased by member).

Women's Leader Gathering: 
Members only cocktail reception held at a unique venue.

Recognition in ArtsWave's annual report

Additional Leadership Benefits
Special recognition in the ArtsWave annual report; invitations to ArtsWave Hour series and other events; membership in Leadership Networking and Communications Groups.

Leadership Giving Levels

$25,000+ Visionaries 
$15,000 - $24,999 Ovation Circle 
$10,000 - $14,999 Innovators Circle
$5,000 - $9,999 Chair’s Circle
$2,500 - $4,999 Directors’ Circle
$1,500 - $2,499 Leadership Circle

Please contact for more information.

ArtsWave Women’s Leadership Steering Committee

Chair: Kelly Wittich

  • Laura Burns
  • Natalie Collier
  • Jennifer Damiano
  • Jill Dickert
  • Helen Kemp
  • Kelly Kolar-Eyman


  • Jessica Laine 
  • Jenny Powell
  • Marie-Laure Salvado 
  • Lisa Sampson
  • Alyssa Sanker
  • Martha Sarra
  • Lisa Sauer 
  • Rosemary Schlachter
  • Joanne Scott 
  • Julie Shifman
  • Bethany Smith
  • Kelly Soller
Group Photo
Back Row (L to R):  Kate Kennedy, ArtsWave COO, Kelly Wittich, Vice-Chair, Paige Ellerman, Lisa Sauer, Jennifer Damiano, Lisa Wolter, ArtsWave VP, Community Campaign, Shari Steinhaus and Agnes Godwin Hall

Front row (L to R): Lisa Sampson, Tiffany Adams, Christi Geary, Alecia Kintner, ArtsWave President & CEO,  Martha Sarra, and Julie Jones.

If you make a joint gift with your spouse/partner:

you will continue to be recognized as a couple based on your total gift to ArtsWave.

Thank you to our Women's Leadership Symposium sponsor