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Washington Performing Arts’ Junior Board engages arts enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s who seek to impact the future of the arts through a commitment to philanthropy, leadership, and advocacy.

Each season, the Junior Board works to build an artistic community of their peers around Washington Performing Arts’ various initiatives and to adopt a philanthropic project with meaningful impact while developing their leadership network and skills through mentoring from our Board of Directors.

Want to be part of the 2018/19 Junior Board?  Complete this application and contact Helen Aberger to schedule a meeting. Deadline to apply is Friday, June 15. Applicants will be notified of their status no later than Friday, July 27.

For other information or inquiries, please contact Helen Aberger at

2017/18 Junior Board

André O. Lewis, Chair, Booz Allen Hamilton
Aaron Menenberg, Vice Chair, Philanthropy, Join Philanthropic Advisory
Jennifer Kane, Vice Chair, Audience Engagement, Altria
Camden Miller, Secretary, Wiley Rein

Paul Ashe, Spey Co.
Deborah Ayorinde, Actress
Alexandra Britton, Palladium
Rebecca Chang, Northern Trust
Ambassador Vlora Citaku, Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo
Scott Edington, Deep Labs
Anna Forgie, DLA Piper LLP
Laura Galaida, SunTrust Bank, Foundations and Endowments Specialty Practice
David Glanton, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Erica A. Green, Folio Investments, Inc.
Cassidy Grunninger, Dunner Law PLLC
Thomas Hardy, USO
Lendita Haxhitasim, Embassy of Republic of Kosovo  
Jordan Hepner, Great Jones Capital
Courtney Howell 
Angela C.Y. King
Cody Blaise Light, The Advisory Board Company
Yinhsiu Grace Lin, Covington & Burling LLP
Alyssa O'Connor
Jamar Owens, The MITRE Corporation
Grafton Pritchartt, National Republican Congressional Committee
Ian Rinehart, Oracle Utilities
Lily Scanlon, Gallup
Rachel Stern, InState Partners
Kerrien Suarez, ProInspire
Kristen Taylor, Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University and BET Sunday Best's Clifton Ross III
Ebony Thomas, Booz Allen Hamilton
Manasi Tirodkar, National Committee for Quality Assurance 
Antrell Tyson, U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
Stephanie Wang, Steptoe & Johnson
Zenon Zabinski, Bates White Economic Consulting

Young Professional Events

Join members of our Junior Board and other young professionals for an event either before or after these performance. Details to be announced.

VelocityDC Dance Festival (Fri, Oct 6)
The Blue Hour with Luciana Souza & A Far Cry (Sat, Nov 4)
Joshua Bell, violin & Alessio Bax, piano (Sun, Nov 5)
Storm Large: Holiday Ordeal (Sat, Dec 9)
Anderson & Roe Piano Duo (Sat, Feb 3): post-performance at District Commons 
Wu Man & The Huayin Shadow Puppet Band (Fri, Mar 16): post-performance at Circle Bistro 
Aaron Diehl Trio (Sat, Apr 7)
Los Angeles Philharmonic (Thu, Apr 26): post-performance at Kingbird
Chelsey Green & The Green Project (Sat, May 12): post-performance at Crimson
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (Sun, May 20): 4:30-6:30pm at Hive
Children of the Gospel Choir (Sat, Jun 2)

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