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Comprised of performing arts enthusiasts ages 20-40, 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!

We are now accepting applications for new members to join our Junior Board.  If interested, please apply at the link below.  Applications will be open until July 15th.


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


Check our website for news on the Junior Board application cycle, which runs May-July each year. We are currently accepting applications for new members to join our Junior Board. If interested, please apply at the link below. Applications will be open until July 15th.



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

2021/22 Junior Board

Alyssa O'Connor, Chair
Cassidy Grunninger, Vice Chair, Philanthropy, Foley & Lardner LLP
Camden Miller, Member at Large, Wiley

Paul Ashe, Spey Co.
Sascha Fishman, Finance Manager of Corporate FP&A at Amazon
Anna Forgie, U.S. Department of Justice
Lena Galperina, People & Community Director at ARTECHOUSE
Gbenga Ige, Fannie Mae
Troy Kallman, Superlative Technologies
Angela C.Y. King, New Leaders, Inc.
William Korengold, Ourisman Fairfax Toyota
Tiffany Lancaster, US Ambassador & DC Mayoral Commissioner of African Affairs
Sarah Lysaker, Associate Editor at CNA Corporation
Andrew M. Lee, DC Strings Workshop
André O. Lewis
Yinhsiu Grace Lin, Covington & Burling LLP
Benjamin Martin, Solebury Trout
Katie Nunner, C&M International
Patricia Ofori, Real Estate Investor at Ofori&Co
Erica Royal, Junior Analyst at The Carlyle Group
Prachi Shah, Senior Consultant at Guidehouse
Jeremy Skog, Senior Financial Economist at Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Kristen Taylor, Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University and BET Sunday Best's Clifton Ross III
Ebony Thomas, Booz Allen Hamilton
Raleigh Wheeler, ePlus Group Inc.
Kevin Yen, BentallGreenOak

Young Patron Events

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