It was a happy coincidence of being passionate about opera and working for Merrill Lynch, an opera sponsor. In my experience, passion helps you find time. This explains how I went from regular subscriber to board member in a few years. As a board member, I participate on the Endowment Investment and Civic Engagement committees. But my true pleasure is exposing people to the opera for the first time.
Whenever I’ve been brought together with kindred spirits who are united in the cause of giving back, I’ve reliably felt a sense of joy. I’m truly grateful for that. I am especially proud of Lyric Unlimited, which expands our education programs and brings opera to communities across Chicago. One of our programs, Chicago Voices, celebrates the intersection of storytelling and opera with all musical genres. Expect some exciting events around town in January with Chicago Voices Fest and Talk!