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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. 


Women’s Leadership Roundtable Benefits:

Women's Leadership Symposium sponsored by PNC: An annual inspirational event with women leaders in the arts and business. Click here for an article recapping our fifth 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. 

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

Recognition in ArtsWave's Community 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

$50,000+ Luminaries
$25,000 Visionaries
$15,000 Ovation Circle
$10,000 Innovators Circle
$5,000 Chair's Circle
$2,500 Directors' Circle
$1,500 Leadership Circle

ArtsWave Women’s Leadership Steering Committee

Chair: Lisa Sauer

  • Natalie Collier
  • Jennifer Damiano
  • Helen Kemp
  • Kelly Kolar-Eyman


  • Jessica Laine 
  • Marie-Laure Salvado 
  • Alyssa Sanker
  • Martha Sarra
  • Rosemary Schlachter
  • Joanne Scott 
  • Julie Shifman
  • Bethany Smith
  • Kelly Soller
  • Kelly Wittich

Special 2021 Thank You Gift!


If you increase your gift to the ArtsWave Campaign by 10% or more this year, you have the opportunity to receive a copy of "Imagineers • Impresarios • Inventors: Cincinnati's Arts and the Power of Her" as our thank you gift. Book proceeds support grants and services to advance women innovators in the arts.

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


Please contact for more information.