Who We Are

Our History

In 1991, the Women Board of Pittsburgh began as a small group of friends who shared a mutual interest in improving the lives of Pittsburgh's children. This group decided to organize a fundraiser to benefit a local child-centered non-profit. Through the event they raised $1,200 and their resounding success prompted them to continue planning an annual event, with each one benefiting a different deserving organization.  
Over the years, the Women's Board of Pittsburgh has continued as an all-volunteer organization donating 98% of what we raise to our beneficiaries. Although much has remained the same, our annual event has vastly grown in scope. 


Our current membership includes more than 70 devoted members from various professional and volunteer backgrounds. Among these women are seven charter members who paved the way. 

Over the past 32 years, we have raised over $1.6 million benefitting over 40 amazing organizations. We are grateful for the tremendous generosity of the sponsors, donors, and event guests who have partnered with us in these efforts. 

At the core, we are still a committed group of dedicated members who love what we do — working as a team to help improve the lives of children. Today we remain an all-volunteer organization with a steadfast passion for supporting children in our communities.

Our Members

President: Susan Boyle
Vice President: Debbie Burke
Secretary: Mary Grenen
Treasurer: Sandy McInerney
Grants Chair: Laurin Moore
Governance Chair: Kathleen Miclot
Community Relations/ PR Chair: Meghan Wilson
2025 Event Chairs: Kate Fuhrer and Trudy Ward

DJ Hammerschmidt, Elizabeth Hobbs, Penny Jacobs

Susan Bartlett, Lisa Bowden, Lori Botos, Marijo Crowe, Laura Cleveland-Datesman, Maria Durrant, Elizabeth Duchak, Andrea Fako, Christine Ferguson-Rau, Sandra Garbisch, Michelle Gleason, Julie Golden, Kim Gordon, Leslie Graciano,  Betsy Henry, Betsy Holden, Jill Huff, Melia Kaneta, Kris Kann, Judy Leininger, Paula Lockhart, Ginny Merchant, Natalie Moritz, Lee Murphy, Becky O’Connor, Louise Person, Gwynn Repp, Terry Robosson, Karen Sartin Slevin, Linda Savin, Kathy Sutcliffe, Alex Tarasi, Linda Thier, Bina Toor- Sandhu,  Nicki Ubinger

Linda Ban, Dotti Bechtol, Mary DeRubeis, Candi Eisengart, Sage Eisengart, Judy Horgan, Sara Horsman, Carrie Leemhuis, Carol Moyer, Loraine Murphey, Connie Phillips, Terrie Piatt, Annie Rivers, Lynn Thompson, Sandy Woncheck, Natalie Taylor Wright

Become a Member

Are you passionate about helping kids? Learn more about joining our more than 70 dedicated volunteers working to improve the lives of our city’s children.

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