The Trusteeship

May/June 2011


PATTY DeDOMINIC was the winner of the 2011 NAWBO-Santa Barbara Spirit of Entrepreneurship.  She won under the Professional Services category, Patty DeDominic, DeDominic & Associates Publishing,

JANE OLSON received the “Alumni Achievement Award” at the Alumni Awards Banquet for the University of Nebraska on May 5tth. Jane was the chair of the board of directors of Human Rights Watch and has served on the board for 16 years.  Jane has received numerous awards for her volunteer work, which has taken her to conflict zones throughout Eastern Europe and Latin America.

CARLA SANGER was honored at The Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles at Israel’s Official 2011 Independence Day Celebration on May 10th at The Skirball Cultural Center. Carla Sanger is the President/CEO of LA’s BEST.

LISA SEE was the guest of honor on May 21st at the opera Poet Li Bai, specially staged for The Huntington’s Chinese Garden, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance.  The performance at The Huntington represented the opera’s premiere in California.   Lisa is an author of “Shanghai Girls”, “Snow Flower and the Secret Garden”.

MIMI SONG, President/CEO of Superior Grocers, has been selected by Unified Grocers as the recipient of the 2011 Ben Schwartz Retail Grocery Visionary Award.  Named for the former chairman of Unified, the award was presented to Superior in recognition of its tremendous growth since opening its first store in 1981 and for the company’s commitment to providing its customers with a strong value proposition.


LISA BLOOM and her new book, “Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed Down World”, were featured in “Elle Magazine”, May 27.

MOLLY MELCHING was featured in the Financial Times, June 24:  “Turning Senegalese”.


A selection of LITA ALBUQUERQUE’S photos has been on view at Immaterial Spaces at Villa Di Donato since May 11th in Napoli, Italy. On exhibition is a selection of paintings and photographs alongside Laddie John Dill, Andy Moses and Ed Moses.

CINNY KENNARD, Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, was a key member of the working group that conducted research for a new Federal Communications Commission report assessing the state of the national and local media landscape and offering major policy recommendations on how to preserve the public’s access to news and information.

DEBBIE REED has been named CEO of Sempra Energy and has joined the San Diego-based energy company’s board.

Membership Dues Renewal

renewal button

Upcoming Events

“When I joined The Trusteeship, I had spent my whole life in government service and nonprofit organizations. The Trusteeship has introduced me to previously unfamiliar worlds (corporate, military, film, international) and the wonderful women who populate them, and in the process helped me better appreciate their work and my own.”

– Ruth