Women’s Guild

Women’s Guild Officers

Penny Baumer

Administrative VP
Virginia Blanque

Education VPs  
Linda Ibert
Kate Ferg

Fundraising VP
Karen Villavaso

Guild Home Reservations VP
Ann Duffy

Home VP
Dee Long

Membership VP 
Margie Breeden

Social VP
Kathleen Robert 

Recording Secretary
Stephanie Sheridan

Corresponding Secretary   
Melissa Gordon

Financial Secretary 
Jane Miller

Sonya Moore

Special Advisors 
Erin Fleming
Jean Rice

Amy Cioll 

Ashley Pradel

Immediate Past President
Betsy Dowling

Founded in 1947, the Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association plans and executes events to raise funds for the New Orleans Opera. Our dedicated members volunteer their time and expertise to continue the legacy of opera in New Orleans.

To become a member, email our Membership VP. Membership dues are $50 per year and include:

  • Attendance at the General Fall Meeting and Past President’s Reception
  • Attendance at the Eggnog Party and Holiday Boutique
  • Attendance at the Annual meeting and luncheon
  • Four Opera Orientations hosted at the Opera Guild Home

2016-2017 Fundraising Events

  • The Opera Gala was held on Friday, September 16, 2016
  • The Mad Hatter’s Luncheon was held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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