Woman’s Board historical timeline

  • On June 9, 2018 Versailles en Scène will be held at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Co-Chairmen Stacy Lorin and Amanda Love are organizing the event which will honor Isabelle and Hervé de la Vauvre.

  • 2016 Mary Ellen Connellan was named President of the Woman’s Board.

    2016 Mary Ellen Connellan was named President of the Woman’s Board.

  • On May 14, 2016 Les Années Folles was held at the Four Seasons Hotel. Chairman Kristina Schneider and Co-Chairman Laurie Pasquier organized the event to honor Annie Ergas.

    On May 14, 2016 Les Années Folles was held at the Four Seasons Hotel. Chairman Kristina Schneider and Co-Chairman Laurie Pasquier organized the event to honor Annie Ergas. Flickr gallery

  • 2014 Laurie V. Bay was named President of the Woman’s Board.

    2014 Laurie V. Bay was named President of the Woman’s Board.

  • On May 10, 2014 Red Carpet at the Monte Carlo Casino was held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Chairmen Lisa Bailey and Véronique Bushala organized the event to honor Betsey Pinkert.

    On May 10, 2014 Red Carpet at the Monte Carlo Casino was held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Chairmen Lisa Bailey and Véronique Bushala organized the event to honor Betsey Pinkert. Flickr gallery

  • 2012 Janis Notz was named President of the Woman’s Board.

    2012 Janis Notz was named President of the Woman’s Board.

  • On May 12, 2012 Le Bal Magique du Maroc was held at the Four Seasons Hotel. Chairmen Suzette Bulley and Margaret Unetich organized the event to honor Mitzi Feidheim.

    On May 12, 2012 Le Bal Magique du Maroc was held at the Four Seasons Hotel. Chairmen Suzette Bulley and Margaret Unetich organized the event to honor Mitzi Feidheim. Flickr gallery

  • 2010 Michèle Archambault was named President of the Woman’s Board.

    2010 Michèle Archambault was named President of the Woman’s Board.

  • On May 8, 2010 Le Bal du Printemps was held at the Chicago Hilton Hotel. Chairman Nancy Traylor organized the event.

  • 2008 Mary Babson was named President of the Woman’s Board.

  • Une Soirée de Gala was held at the Lyric Opera. Chairman Lili Gaubin organized the event.

    On May 16, 2008 Une Soirée de Gala was held at the Lyric Opera. Chairman Lili Gaubin organized the event.

  • 2006 Courtenay R. Wood was named President of the Woman’s Board.

  • On May 12, 2006 Le Bal des Ballons was held in the Great Hall of Union Station. Chairmen Lenore Macdonald and Cynthia Pacholick organized the event.

  • 2004 Donna McKinney was named President of the Woman’s Board.

    2004 Donna McKinney was named President of the Woman’s Board.

  • On May 14, 2004 Le Cirque en Fête was held in the Great Hall of Union Station. Chairmen Bonnie Deutsch, Annie Ergas, Tory Fesmire and Libby Horn organized the event to honor Consul General of France Dominique Decherf, Catherine Graham and Eleanor Wood-Prince.

  • 2002 Betsey N. Pinkert was named President of the Woman’s Board.

    2002 Betsey N. Pinkert was named President of the Woman’s Board.

  • On April 5, 2002 La Nuit des Fleurs was held at the Drake Hotel. Chairmen Bonnie Deutsch and April Schink organized the event.

  • 2000 Marilyn Doherty was named President of the Woman’s Board.

    2000 Marilyn Doherty was named President of the Woman’s Board.

  • On June 9, 2000 La Fête du Siècle was held at Fairmont Hotel. Chairmen Mary Ellen Connellan and Suzanne McCormick organized the event.

  • On May 20, 1999 Le Festin Royal was held at the Alliance Française de Chicago. The event was organized by Princesse Marie-Blanche de Broglie.

  • 1998 Bonnie Kausal Deutsch was named President of the Woman’s Board.

    1998 Bonnie Kausal Deutsch was named President of the Woman’s Board.

  • In 1998 Une Soirée en Rouge was held at the Buckingham Fountain. Chairmen Alessandra Branca, Catharine Hamilton, Libby Horn, Alexandra Nichols and Donna La Pietra organized the event.

  • In 1997 the Alliance de Chicago’s 100th Anniversary was celebrated at the Buckingham Foundation. Chairmen Catharine Hamilton, Kay Krehbiel, Donna La Pietra and Maureen Smith organized the event to honor Ambassador François Bujon d’Estang and Eleanor Wood-Prince.

  • 1996 Libby Horn became the Founding President of the Woman’s Board.

    1996 Libby Horn became the Founding President of the Woman’s Board.

  • In 1993 Le Bal de la Belle Epoque was held at the Drake Hotel. Chairman Alyce Sigler organized the event to honor Princesse Marie-Blanche de Broglie, Jeannine Giesen, Normal Ross, Alice Skilling and Eleanor Wood-Prince.

  • In 1991 La Fête Galante was held at the Four Seasons Hotel. Chairmen Jeannine Giesen and Alice Skilling organized the event to honor Norman Ross, Barbara Stuart and Eleanor Wood-Prince.

  • In 1989 La Belle Nuit was held at the Chicago Hilton Hotel. Chairmen Catharine Hamilton and Jere Zenko organized the event to honor Maureen Smith.

  • In 1986 Le Grand Bal was held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Chairmen Jean Brown, Brigitte McClave and Thomas Sheffield organized the event to honor Harriet Gulis, Maureen Smith, Barbara Stuart and Eleanor Wood-Prince.

  • In 1984 Le Grand Bal was held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Chairmen Harriet Gulis, Janis Notz and Thomas Sheffield organized the event to honor Maureen Smith, Barbara Stuart and Eleanor Wood-Prince.