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 36 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: Judy Leininger
Vice President: Debbie Burke
Secretary: Laura Cleveland-Datesmen
Treasurer: Sandy McInerney
Grants Chair: Laurin Moore
Governance Chair: Nicki Ubinger
Community Relations/ PR Chair: Terry Robosson
2024 Event Chairs: Maria Durrant and Bina Toor-Sandhu

DJ Hammerschmidt, Elizabeth Hobbs, Penny Jacobs

Lisa Bowden, Lori Botos, Susan Boyle, Marijo Crowe, Elizabeth Duchak, Andrea Fako, Christine Ferguson-Rau, Kate Fuhrer, Sandra Garbisch, Michelle Gleason, Kim Gordon, Leslie Graciano, Mary Grenen, Betsy Henry, Betsy Holden, Jill Huff, Melia Kaneta, Kris Kann, Paula Lockhart, Ginny Merchant, Kathleen Miclot, Natalie Moritz, Lee Murphy, Becky O’Connor, Louise Person, Gwynn Repp, Karen Sartin Slevin, Linda Savin, Kathy Sutcliffe, Alex Tarasi, Linda Thier, Trudy Ward, Meghan Wilson

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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