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Comprised of young professionals and performing arts enthusiasts, the Washington Performing Arts Junior Board makes an impact in D.C. and beyond through its commitment to philanthropy, leadership, and advocacy.

The Junior Board builds an artistic community of their peers, develops their leadership network and skills, and adopts philanthropic projects with meaningful impact. From enjoying roof-top cocktail hours to advocating in Junior Board meetings to supporting education initiatives, the work of the Junior Board is as varied as its members!

Email JuniorBoard@WashingtonPerformingArts.org to speak with a Staff or Junior Board member about your questions and ideas.

Our Junior Board members transform passion into purpose, directly contributing to the mission and work of Washington Performing Arts while developing the next generation of arts audiences. You’ll receive mentorship from our Board of Directors and develop your leadership skills through nonprofit service.

As a Junior Board member, you'll enjoy benefits such as:

  • Networking and making friends with young professionals in the DMV and our Board of Directors
  • Selecting which programs and performances the Junior Board sponsors and supports
  • Access to exclusive events like private embassy concert previews, educational programs, rehearsal sneak peeks, and more!
  • Priority seating, flexible ticket exchanges, and Kennedy Center lounge passes


Junior Board members commit to:

  • Completing a two-year term
  • Contributing dues ($1,000 per fiscal year, give or get)
  • Attending performances and our annual Gala
  • Generating ideas in our quarterly Junior Board meetings
  • Participating in one or more of our change-making committees: Audience Engagement, Philanthropy & Gala, or Nominating & Governance

Applications

Check our website for news on the Junior Board application cycle, which runs May-July each year. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022/23 season.

Questions?

Email JuniorBoard@WashingtonPerformingArts.org to speak with a Staff or Junior Board member.

2022/23 Junior Board

Alyssa O'Connor
Chair

Kevin Yen, BentallGreenOak
Vice Chair, Audience Engagement

Cassidy Grunninger, Foley & Lardner LLP
Vice Chair, Philanthropy & Gala

Benjamin Martin, Solebury Strategic Communicatons
Member-at-Large

Yinhsiu Grace Lin, Covington & Burling LLP
Secretary

Jenelle S. Coy, Founder & Managing Director, Spero Studio
Devika Daga, Director of Market Intelligence, U.S. General Services Administration
Shari Feldman, Honors Humanities Staff, University of Maryland Honors Program
Sascha Fishman, Senior Finance Manager, Amazon
Troy Kallman, Superlative Technologies
Angela C.Y. King
William Korengold, Vice President of Operations, Ourisman Fairfax Toyota
Andrew M. Lee, Artistic Director, DC Strings Workshop
André O. Lewis, Investment Manager, MRP Realty
Camden Miller, Strategic Projects Manager, Wiley
Simon Patmore-Zarcone, Student, George Washington University Law School
Hugo Rojo, Director of Communications, CBS News
Erica Royal, Analyst, Ariel Alternatives
Prachi Shah
Jeremy Skog, Senior Financial Economist, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Kristen Taylor, Assistant Business Manager, Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University
Aarthy Thamodaran, Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Ebony Thomas, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Mohit Tuteja, Senior Manager, GlobalFoundries
Chariese E. Walton, Trade Policy Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Raleigh Wheeler, Account Executive, ePlus Group Inc.

Young Patron Events

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