The Trusteeship

The Trusteeship Webinar: Reimagine Policing, Oct. 13

Thank you to all to who attended our webinar on Reimagine Policing: To Fund or Not To Fund. Is That The Question?  We have more than 50 members joined moderator Andrea Ordin along with panelists Shelley Zimmerman, Emada Tingirides, and Connie Rice for a discussion on policing in these changing times.

“I have heard many discussions on this topic. This 90 minutes has been the best by far. Sooo riveting and filled with important strategies for moving forward with justice and healing. Thank you brilliant moderator and panel!” ~Aileen Adams, Trusteeship member.

View the webinar recording here.

Dine around - October-6

Virtual Tuesday Dine-Arounds, Oct. 6

Thank you to Judy Frank and Patricia Phillips for hosting our Oct. 6 Virtual Tuesday Dine-Arounds and to all our Trusteeship sisters who came and “dine” with us!

Virtual Dine-Arounds event launches at 5:30 p.m. and wraps up by 7:00 p.m. every first Tuesday of the month. This is a great opportunity to connect with our Trusteeship sisters no matter where we are located. We still have the opportunity to experience our small and intimate “meet-up.”

Once logged in, you will meet your host and Trusteeship sisters. The host will facilitate introductions and conversations as well as engage guests to share ideas on how we can continue to connect and strengthen relationships. ZOOM instructions will be provided to you upon reservation. If you wish to be our Virtual Dine-Around Hostess, you can indicate this when you RSVP to our event or email us,

Till the next Dine-Around, cheers!

CA props for Nov 3 webinar

Know Your California Props for Nov. 3 Webinar

This November, there will be a lot more on the ballot than the Presidential election. You will vote for Congressional and State Representatives, Members of City Council, School Board, and more. And if that is not enough, in California, there will be 12 propositions on the ballot, spanning a range of issues such as race and civil rights, housing and prop. 13 and more. These propositions have their fair share of impact on our daily lives.

Thank you to Trusteeship member Janet Clayton, Laurel Rosenhall, and Byrhonda Lyons, journalists from CalMatters, a California-wide nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization for holding this webinar to demystify the descriptions of the upcoming ballot measures and to understand what their impact will be on us and on our state. They have prepared us to be ready for our ballots this Nov. 3.

Thank you to Janet Clayton, our gracious moderator, journalists Laurel and Byrhonda, and all our attendees.

Members who missed this may still watch the webinar recordings HERE.


Welcome Maryellen Gleason to The Trusteeship

We welcome our newest member, Maryellen Gleason to The Trusteeship. 

Maryellen Gleason

Maryellen Gleason

Maryellen (Transfer from IWF Wisconsin) is the Interim CEO of Align Philanthropy. Former President & Executive Director, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Pension Trust, Former President & CEO, The Phoenix Symphony, Former Interim Executive Director, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Former Interim President & CEO, Solve ME/ CFS Initiative, and Former Executive Director GTE North Classic Senior PGA Tour Event. Board of Directors: Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra Foundation, Harvard Alumni Association, Young Presidents Organization International Networks Committee, and Women Corporate Directors Development Committee. 

Thank you to all who joined in our welcoming party for Maryellen. It’s wonderful to have you with The Trusteeship, Maryellen!


“The Lived Experience” Conversations

Thank you to all who joined “The Lived Experience” Conversation hosted by our Trusteeship members Marilyn Solomon, Barbara Gothard, and Claudia Mitchell-Kernan on Sep. 16. It was a fulfilling time to be able to share our experiences in a small intimate group.

“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