Alumni & Friends Societies

Women's Society

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.
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
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
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. Click here for more.
2021/22 EVENTS
Open House - 9.22.21 (Wednesday)
Thank you for joining us in the McLaughlin Room to find out about the Society and opportunities to volunteer. We look forward to seeing you at our next event.  
Signature Dinner - 10.21.21 (Thursday)
We hosted our annual dinner in Tully Hall to celebrate the women of Saint Ignatius, including alumni, current and past mothers and friends of the school. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the event. CLICK HERE to see photos from the event. 

Women’s Society Holiday Shopping Event - 11.13.21 (Saturday)
Thank you for joining us for our annual holiday event in Tully Hall. Many past and several new vendors were in attendance. We appreciate you coming out to support small businesses tied to the Ignatius community. Click here for photos from the event
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.
Speaker Series - Navigating the College Admissions Process - 3.9.22 (Wednesday) 
Thanks to everyone who came out to hear Lelaine Paik's talk on guiding high school students through the increasingly complex college admissions landscape.
Signature Dinner - 5.5.22 (Thursday)
Join us in Tully Hall on May 5th, 2022 as we celebrate the women in our Saint Ignatius community. Enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres, dinner and raffles. We will also present the 2022 Golden Rose Award to Mary Jo George (mother of John ’98, Meg ’99 and Mike ’01). 

Click here for tickets. 

This committee coordinates volunteers and service projects each year for the Women's Society and great Saint Ignatius community.
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.
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