Women's Advisory Board
The WAB is a philanthropic organization dedicated to giving scholarships and awards to talented and needy students on both the undergraduate and graduate levels of the University.
The mission of the Women's Advisory Board is:
- To provide scholarships and awards to students on both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
- To support programs that are consistent with the mission of Duquesne University.
Save-the-Date Power Ball 2012
Past Recipients of the Women's Distinguished Service Award 2010 and 2011
“Power Ball 2010 honorees were physician and author Patricia Gussin, PNC's Beth Friday Bovay, and Professor of Music Education Christine Jordanoff.”
Power Ball 2011 honorees: Marie Milie Jones, Esq., Chairman of DU Board of Directors; Claudia Pinza, Director of Enzio Pinza School for American Singers of Opera; and Dr. Cynthia McCarthy, DHCE, MA, Health Care Ethicist.
We hope you will investigate the site and learn about our organization. Our main goal is to raise monies for scholarships for students at the University, both in the Music School and in the other departments on a rotating basis. In addition, we give funds to various other philanthropic endeavors. Because of the success of our Power Ball over the past several years, we were able to begin the Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship, which will ensure financial assistance for deserving students well into the future.
Each year at the Power Ball event, we honor “Duquesne Women of Distinction.” We are fortunate this year to have with us Carol A. Behers and Lynn Emberg Purse. The Art Deco Power Ball 2012 promises to be an entertaining evening: dancing to the music of Mike Tomaro and the Duquesne University Jazz Ensemble, performances by Music School students and Winner Brennan Elliott and Honorable Mention Andrea Palmer, cocktails, dinner, and a superb silent auction with splendid offerings.
If you are interested in joining our organization, please get in touch with our membership chair, Lilli Nieland. You will be warmly welcomed by a group of dedicated, vibrant, and motivated women!