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
Lana Cimaglia - Open House 
Lori Marasovich - Open House
Jodi Stuart - Holiday Event 
Sara Koehl - Holiday Event
Cory Gonzalez - Holiday Event
Amy Freshwater - Signature Event 
Kelly Owens  - 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.
2022/23 EVENTS
Open House - 9.14.22 (Wednesday)

Women’s Society Holiday Shopping Event - 11.12.22 (Saturday)
Thanks to everyone who came out from 2-6pm in Tully Hall on campus. We'll had over 40 vendors selling jewelry, clothing, crafts and more! This event was free to the public.
LIFE TOPICS - Presentations/Events Winter/Spring 2022-23
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.
Women's Society Poker Night - 2.28.23
Thanks to everyone who came out on Tuesday, February 28! We had a great introduction to poker, learned the rules and played several rounds. Snacks and beverages were enjoyed by all.

Tips for Writing College Essays - 3.29.23
Thank you to Lelaine Paik for offering tips to help your student craft a personal essay and other college application essays. The event took place from 6-7:30 pm in McLaughlin Room. This event was free of charge. 
Signature Dinner - 5.4.23 (Thursday)
Thank you for attending the Women's Society Signature Dinner last week! We were grateful to have you on campus for this annual tradition that brings so many women from our school community back together in a spirit of camaraderie, all while helping our students. All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting our school's Tuition Assistance program. 

At this year's dinner we honored Sallie Luedtke with the 2023 Golden Rose Award. Sallie’s support for and impact on the Saint Ignatius community took many forms over many years. As the mom to three alums (John '85, Mark '86, and Sara '91), Sallie helped lead Kairos retreats, participated in Walks for Ignatius and other school events. She also enjoyed taking Rice Krispie treats to soccer games (where those treats were much appreciated). As the wife of Jack '52 and granddaughter of Joseph Frank Turk 1883, Sallie has had a long-standing connection to Saint Ignatius. Her ties continue today as the mother of current Math teacher and Alumni Chaplain, Fr. Mark Luedtke, S.J. '86. Thank you, Sallie, for being a woman for others!

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 2022-23 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