Alumni & Friends Societies

Women's Society

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    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 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.

    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.

    Natasha Galavotti '91, Chair
    Jan Zekich '85, Vice Chair & Open House
    Colleen Hanlon, Open House
    Jodi Stuart, Holiday Shopping Event
    Mary Martin Lowe, Philanthropic Committee
    Megan Allen Kennedy '91, Philanthropic Committee
    Breda Rugai, Signature Event
    Sandra D’Arco, Signature Event
    Ruth Ann Snook, Hospitality Committee
    Nancy Claudio, Hospitality Committee

    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. The Society consists of several committees: Signature Event, Networking, Community and Philanthropic. Basic membership in the Women’s Society requires no financial contribution. Participation on any committee is welcomed and encouraged. If you are interested in participating in planning or attending any of our events, please contact the Board at

    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 2020-21 fiscal year will benefit the school's Tuition Assistance program through the Women's Society scholarship endowment.

    On May 6, 2021, we will host our annual dinner to celebrate the women of Saint Ignatius, including alumni, current and past mothers and friends of the school. See below for more information.

    All women in the Saint Ignatius community-- including alumni, current and past parents and friends-- are invited to become active members. The Society consists of several committees. Please consider participating on any of them. We welcome and encourage sharing of your time, talent and treasure.
    This committee hosts events for the Ignatius community to connect together in a meaningful way. In the past, the committee has hosted a career networking workshop and summer gatherings.

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

    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 - 2.23.21
Thank you to everyone that joined the Women’s Society Life Topics Session: Social Justice at Saint Ignatius: A Responsibility to Love and Respect Each Other, on February 23.
Building off of our Fall Life Topics discussion on how we can help rid racism and intolerance in our community and society, this next topic focused on the concept and practice of social justice. What is it? What are its principles from the Catholic, Jesuit perspective? How can we work towards it? What is offered for students at Saint Ignatius? How can parents and alumni get more involved?
You can watch a recording of the speaker series by clicking here.
Women’s Society Holiday Shopping Event - 11.7.20
Thank you to everyone who took part in this year's event!
Vendors were spread throughout the ground floor level of Saint Ignatius including Tully Hall, the McLaughlin Room, and more. Guests had to register in advance for a 1 Hour time slot for shopping.  
Many past vendor favorites were in attendance including several new vendors. Thank you for supporting local small businesses tied to the Saint Ignatius Community. CLICK HERE to see a list of vendors. 
Women's Society Speaker Series - 10.7.20
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Life Topics Session - Becoming Whole Within our Walls: Helping Our Children Extinguish the Soul Sickness of Racism and Intolerance. CLICK HERE to watch a recording of the meeting. 
The goals of the session was to raise awareness among all families of Saint Ignatius student experiences with racism and bigotry at school and the plans and programs being implemented at Saint Ignatius to combat racism and intolerance.
We heard from: Ms. Brianna Latko, Mr. Peter Corrigan, Fr. Paul Kalenzi, SJ, and Ms. Kitty Hooper '87. They discussed Saint Ignatius’ Five Point Plan, topics covered with students during the September 14th Ignatian Values Day, Catholic perspectives on racism and current school initiatives to combat discrimination at school.
The speakers shared resources (CLICK HERE) and tips to help facilitate conversations among families about how to help end racism and intolerance at school. We hope that you can join us for this important discussion.
Women's Society Open House - 9.23.20
Thank you for everyone who joined us for the Zoom meet and greet on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Attendees found out about the Society from members of the leadership team and we are grateful for your support. 
In Honor of Our Mothers Honorees
Please CLICK HERE to open the Honoree booklet.
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