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Women's Society

MISSION
The Saint Ignatius Women's Society supports the Ignatius tradition of men and women for others by being philanthropic leaders for the benefit of the current Saint Ignatius students. The Women's Society is comprised of a diverse community of parents, alumni, and friends. We engage, reflect and support the school's mission through philanthropic efforts, service and hosting events for the Ignatius family to connect together in a meaningful way.
 
LEADERSHIP
Jan Botica Zekich '85 & Mary Martin Lowe - Chairs
Colleen Hanlon - Open House 
Jodi Stuart - Holiday Event 
Sara Koehl - Holiday Event
Cory Gonzalez - Holiday Event
Sandra D’Arco - Signature Event 
Breda Rugai - Signature Event
Sheila Begg Troy ‘88 - Life Topics Committee
Nancy Claudio - Hospitality Committee 
Ruth Ann Snook - Hospitality Committee 
Katie Haviland - Marketing
Ryan Bergin - School Liaison
 
MEMBERSHIP
All women in the Saint Ignatius community-- including alumni, current and past parents and friends-- are invited to become active members and participate in events and committees. Basic membership in the Women’s Society requires no financial contribution. Participation in any event/project is welcomed and encouraged. If you are interested in participating in planning or attending any of our events, please contact the Board at womens.society@ignatius.org.
 
2021/22 EVENTS
Open House - 9.22.21 (Wednesday)
Join us in the McLaughlin Room (1st fl. main building) to find out about the Society and opportunities to volunteer. Refreshments will be served. 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Click here to register for this free event.  

Signature Dinner - 10.21.21 (Thursday)
We will host our annual dinner in Tully Hall from 6:00-9:00pm to celebrate the women of Saint Ignatius, including alumni, current and past mothers and friends of the school.  
 
Women’s Society Holiday Shopping Event - 11.13.21 (Saturday)
Join us for our annual holiday event in Tully Hall from 2-6pm. Many past vendors will be in attendance. This is a great way to support small businesses tied to the Ignatius community. 
 
LIFE TOPICS - Presentations/Events Winter/Spring 2022
The Life Topics Committee is responsible for providing a platform for discussion on meaningful life topics. Our goal is to bring the community together to learn from each other and to make meaningful changes in our personal, professional and spiritual lives.
 
COMMUNITY - Projects TBD
This committee coordinates volunteers and service projects each year for the Women's Society and great Saint Ignatius community.
 
PHILANTHROPIC CIRCLE
The Philanthropic Circle is comprised of women who have donated at least $250 in support of the Society's annual philanthropic appeal. Recent appeals have funded technology in a classroom and Club VOW (Voices of Women). Membership in the Society's Philanthropic Circle is encouraged. See below for a list of members in the Philanthropic Circle. CLICK HERE to donate now. Funds raised during the 2021-22 fiscal year will benefit the school's Tuition Assistance program through the Women's Society scholarship endowment.
 
IN HONOR OF OUR MOTHERS
Launched in 2019, the Saint Ignatius Women’s Society has developed a program centered around Mothers. 
 
The "In Honor of Our Mothers" program is a heartfelt and meaningful way to send love and gratitude to mothers and mother figures who have made a difference in our lives in a special tribute while also making a difference in the lives of Ignatius students.
 
In keeping with the Women’s Society Mission, the “In Honor of Our Mothers” Program is an opportunity for Saint Ignatius students, parents, alumni, and friends to make a contribution to the school's Tuition Assistance Program. 
 
All donations are welcome. A gift of at least $250 provides recognition in the Women’s Society Philanthropic Circle.
 
Through the “In Honor of Our Mothers” program, you have the opportunity to:
  • Share a picture of your honoree,
  • Share her personal story,
  • Tell her “thank you” in your own special way
    • Print a special honor card to share with your honoree(s) to let them know a Mother’s Day Gift of a donation to the Saint Ignatius Tuition Assistance Program has been made in her name.
Honorees are remembered and celebrated with:
  • A compilation of each year’s honorees’ stories and pictures will be posted on the Women’s Society’s page of the website.
  • In addition, all honorees will be remembered in a special Mother’s Day Blessing during the First Friday Mass of May each year. 
NOTE: Honor a mother or mother figure before May 30, 2020 in order for your honoree to be included in the 2019-2020 "In Honor of Our Mothers" compilation.
 
CLICK HERE for a sample tribute
CLICK HERE for the honor card to share with your honoree
CLICK HERE to read the tributes to our 2019 In Honor of Our Mothers Honorees
 
Follow these steps to honor a mother.
2)      Send an email to womens.society@ignatius.org with the following information:
  1. Your tribute to your honoree. Your tribute can include your honoree’s background along with why you are honoring her. You can use the 2019 Honoree Book as a guide. There are no requirements for length or formatting.
  2. A Picture (PDF or JPEG) of your honoree (picture is preferable, but not required)
3)      Please name any files in your email with the name of your honoree and include her name in the subject line of your message.
 
Complete the steps prior to May 30, 2020 for inclusion in the 2019-2020 In Honor of Our Mothers Compilation.
We look forward to working with you and hope for your participation in the Women’s Society. Your time and input is very helpful and generous and this makes the Women's Society a real pleasure to be involved in and is essential for us to work towards our mission. 
Phone       312.421.5900
Fax 312.432.8389