Engagement Societies

Women's Society

The Saint Ignatius Women's Society supports the Ignatius tradition of men and women for others by being philanthropic leaders for the benefit of the current Saint Ignatius students.

The Women's Society is comprised of a diverse community of parents, alumni, and friends. We engage, reflect, and support the school's mission through philanthropic efforts, service, and events for the Ignatius family to connect together in a meaningful way.
Mary Martin Lowe & Sheila Begg Troy '88- Chairs
Lana Cimaglia - Open House 
Lori Marasovich - Open House
Jodi Stuart - Holiday Event 
Sara Koehl - Holiday Event
Cory Gonzalez - Holiday Event
Amy Freshwater - Signature Event 
Kelly Owens  - Signature Event
Ivy Hall '98 - Women's History Month
Nancy Claudio - Hospitality Committee 
Ruth Ann Snook - Hospitality Committee 
Katie Haviland - Marketing
Ryan Bergin - School Liaison
All women in the Saint Ignatius community-- including alumni, current and past parents and friends-- are invited to become active members and participate in events and committees. Membership in the Women’s Society requires no financial contribution. Participation in any event/project is welcomed and encouraged. If you are interested in participating in planning or attending any of our events, please contact the Board at
Below is a listing of the Women’s Society’s events and activities.
Launched in 2019, the Saint Ignatius Women’s Society has developed a program centered around Mothers. 
The "In Honor of Our Mothers" program is a heartfelt and meaningful way to send love and gratitude to mothers and mother figures who have made a difference in our lives in a special tribute while also making a difference in the lives of Ignatius students.
In keeping with the Women’s Society Mission, the “In Honor of Our Mothers” Program is an opportunity for Saint Ignatius students, parents, alumni, and friends to make a contribution to the school's Tuition Assistance Program. Click here for more information about how you can honor a mother in your life.
2023/24 EVENTS
Open House - 9.13.23 (Wednesday)
Women from all facets of the Saint Ignatius College Prep community came to campus for this annual event! It was a great opportunity for new Wolfpack moms to make some new friends and meet many other amazing women! Alumni and former Wolfpack mothers and grandmothers reconnected with old friends and classmates. Current Wolfpack moms saw friendly faces as we kicked-off a new year!
Fall Social – October 18, 2023
Join us as we bring women together for an evening of insightful conversation, relaxing experiences, social connections and fun! Each season, the Women’s Society hosts a “social” event aimed at addressing topics and activities relevant to all women in the Saint Ignatius Community. Past events have included yoga, speakers addressing life balance, college essay writing, art, and poker!
Our Fall, 2023 Social is a Pickleball event! Click here for more information and to register for the event! Player spots have reached capacity but you can still register as a spectator.

Women’s Society Holiday Shopping Event - 11.11.23 (Saturday)
This can’t miss annual event features over 40 vendors, most women-owned, throughout Tully Hall selling clothing, art, jewelry, stationary, and more! Whether you are shopping for Christmas presents or picking up new items for yourself, it’s an afternoon delight. Keep an eye out for more information on Instagram and the Wolfpack Post.
Winter Social
Our Winter Social is a game night! In follow-up to our debut “Learn to Play Poker Night,” we are expanding to other games, too! More details to come, but mark your calendar now!
Women’s History Month (March)
Follow the Women’s Society on Instagram (@sicpwomenssociety) to see a celebration of women from our Saint Ignatius community who enrich our lives in a myriad of ways! We are grateful to all of the women whose past and current contributions help to make Saint Ignatius College Prep such a special place.
It’s “Almost” Spring Social (3/12/24)
Mark your calendar for our third “social” of the year.
TBD – email the women’s society with your ideas!
Signature Dinner - 5.2.24 (Thursday)
We are always excited to host this annual event where we bring together over 300 women in the spirit of community and friendship, all while helping our students. All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting our school's Tuition Assistance program. Each year, we recognize the Golden Rose Award recipient at the dinner. Our 2023 honoree was Sallie Luedtke, whose support for and impact on the Saint Ignatius community took many forms over many years. 
Thank you, Sallie, for being a woman for others!
Be on the lookout for opportunities to volunteer or support local charities with missions that align with the Women’s Society.
The Philanthropic Circle is comprised of women who have donated at least $250 in support of the Society's annual philanthropic appeal. Membership in the Society's Philanthropic Circle is encouraged. See below for a list of members in the Philanthropic Circle. CLICK HERE to donate now. Funds raised during the 2023-24 fiscal year will benefit the school's Tuition Assistance program through the Women's Society scholarship endowment.

Women's Society Events

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