The Persimmon Society

Named after YWCA’s signature color, the Persimmon Society is the leadership giving society of YW Boston, made up of our most consistent and generous supporters. By donating $1,000 or more in a calendar year, you automatically become a member of the Society. As a Persimmon member, you will be invited to special events featuring civic and business leaders, recognized in our annual reports and on our website, and provided with advanced ticket sales for our major events. Supporters who give more than $5,000 in one calendar year are part of the President’s Circle of the Persimmon Society.

Current Persimmon Society Members

Suzanne Abair and Kat MacDonald Alona Abalos ⋅ Geeta Aiyer ⋅ Ivor Cary Armistead and Fay Donohue ⋅ Dolores S. Bamford ⋅ Deborah Benson and Frederic Marx ⋅ Nancy Hayes Bevington ⋅ Leigh Bivings and Graham Pallet ⋅ Diane Buhl and Mark Polebaum  The Chandler Family ⋅ Annie Garmey Clutz ⋅ Anne Marie Conway and Arthur LaMan ⋅ Trish Cotter ⋅ Julie Crockford ⋅ Willma Davis ⋅ Sean Driscoll ⋅ Jessica and Shane Early ⋅ Christyanna Egun ⋅ Lawrence and Atsuko Fish ⋅ Beth Floor ⋅ Wendy A. Foster and Claudia C. Gelzer ⋅ Jeffrey and Mary Fuhrer ⋅ Diana and Ronald Garmey ⋅ Maureen and Tony Gemma ⋅ Eunice Harps ⋅ Susan and Julian Houston ⋅ The Jones Family ⋅ Cynthia Keliher ⋅ Diana Kelly ⋅ Julia and Megan Lanham  Abbott Lawrence ⋅ Rebecca A. Lee ⋅ Christine and David Letts ⋅ Lois Lindauer ⋅ Juliette Mayers ⋅ Mim and Lori Minichiello ⋅ Skye M Morrison ⋅ Kathryn Cochrane Murphy, Esq. ⋅ Elena Olson and Robert Gertszen ⋅ Ken Parsigian ⋅ Diana Phillips Dr. May Pian-Smith ⋅  Sharon Reilly and Robert Cohen ⋅ Bruce Ricciuti and Karen Agredo ⋅ Robert Rivers ⋅ Judi and Bill Rosensweig ⋅ Sherrie Saint-Amant ⋅ Lisa E. Sarno ⋅ Sandra Sims-Williams ⋅ Karen and Andrew Smith ⋅ Ms. Anne Louise C. Van Nostrand ⋅ Patricia and Stephen Vinter ⋅ Cedric Williams ⋅ Katherine Winter ⋅ Mary Yntema