The Trusteeship

October 2022


Upcoming Programs
You Definitely Won’t Want to Miss This!
Saturday, November 12, 2022 In-Person, 8:30 a.m.
Save the Date! Jennifer Ferro and Michele Siqueiros invite you to a doggie-friendly early morning hike in Westridge Trail in Mandeville Canyon. We’ll send details on where to meet to those who can join us. This  .
Saturday, October 22, 2022 In-Person, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sarah Jensen Dine-Around Trusteeship member Sarah Jensen invites us to join her in her Ojai home for a delightful afternoon of sunshine and conversation! Space is limited to 12 members.
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Saturday, October 29, 2022 In-Person, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Margaret McKeown Luncheon Trusteeship member Judge Margaret McKeown of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is eager to share stories with us about Supreme Court Justice Douglas and the Environment.
Please come to this intimate gathering on a Saturday afternoon at the Bel-Air home of Trusteeship member Joan Abrahamson.
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Saturday, November 12 & 13, 2022 In-Person, 7:30 p.m.
Trusteeship Member Rachael Worby, Music Director & Conductor of MUSE/IQUE, is generously offering tickets to Trusteeship members and their guests to attend MUSE/IQUE’s season finale “Sunset on Sunset” at Union Station. The performance celebrates some of the most beloved music made on Sunset.
In Memoriam
Judy Rosener
Judy Rosener was a member of the first group of women invited to join what is now known as the Trusteeship. She was an activist environmentalist in her Newport Beach community and was a member of the first California Coastal Commission.
She authored several books, including “Ways Women Lead” (Harvard Business Review 1990) and was a Professor Emerita at UCI School of Business. 
Judy was, as they say, “a force of nature’, a loyal friend, and a non-stop talker. She loved the Trusteeship and we loved her.
Memorial donations in honor of Judy Rosener can be made to: UCI Paul Merage School of Business, Claremont Graduate University: Division of Politics & Economics, League of Women Voters of Orange County, KCET Public Television, and South Coast Repertory.
A private service will be held. If you would like more information, please contact
Roster Updates
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Lynn Schenk has updated contact information:
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Leslie Gilbert-Lurie
Leslie was recently appointed to the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees by Governor Gavin Newsom. The CSU Board of Trustees is the 25-member board that adopts regulations and policies governing the university.​
Jennifer Keller
Jennifer has been named to the 2023 Benchmark Litigation “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, an exclusive list of the top courtroom advocates in the United States. This is the 6th year in a row that Jennifer has been selected. In addition, Jennifer was selected to Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 20 Trial Lawyers in California” list for the 5th year in a row (every year since inception of the list).
Patt Morrison
Patt recently released an interesting video opinion piece for the L.A. Times about the ways in which King Charles is similar to a very prominent member of a California dynasty. Want to take a guess? View video here
Stacy Phillips
Stacy authored the first article in her new LinkedIn “Up Close and Personal” series titled, ” My Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Family Dynamic, Post-Divorce“.
Victoria Riskin
A Message from Victoria:
  I miss everyone and when I come back to Los Angeles and Santa Barbara I take the opportunity to see as many of you as I can. These encounters are restorative and joyful.
  These past two years during COVID I spent time creating new on-line and print magazines, Bluedot Living: At Home on Earth, starting on Martha’s Vineyard. Bluedot is a life-style publication focusing on living sustainably in the face of climate change and caring for the environment. It’s filled with good news stories and advice, with both a global and local lens.
  I’d love it if you’d visit the new site and sign up for the bi-monthly newsletter with stories from around the country, tips, food, advice. And of course, I’d love feedback from the sisterhood and any good stories we can share.
   A special shout out to those who have been encouraging: Laurie David, Miriam Muscarolas, Aileen Adams, Rita Moya, Dorothy Largay, Betsy McLaughlin, Sara Miller McCune, Judy Hopkinson, Jane Olson. If I have forgotten anyone, I apologize. Just know that you having my back has been fortifying.
     We’re spreading our wings, flapping as hard as we can.
     We (I) welcome ideas, stories, connections to good companies, and just general encouragement. 
Rachael Worby
MUSE/IQUE, led by Artistic Director Rachael, celebrated a special performance of Central Avenue about the legacy of jazz in Los Angeles, at a special assembly for more than 750 students, teachers, and staff at historic Thomas Jefferson High School, giving many students their first exposure to live music on a grand scale. MUSE/IQUE welcomed their members, Jefferson alumni, and their community partners to their biggest, most ambitious musical party yet. This spectacular concert raised the rafters of the Samuel A. Browne Auditorium and featured the amazing vocal talents of Sy Smith, LaVance Colley, and The DC6 Singers Collective. The stellar band included Ian Martin (bass), Stacey Lamont Sydnor (drums), Tony Pulizzi (guitar), the Central Avenue Jazz horn section, and none other than the legendary Myron McKinley, of Earth, Wind, and Fire, who joined the group as keyboardist and musical director. Plus, dancers from Lula Washington Dance Theatre. MUSE/IQUE, received a tremendous amount of media coverage on all platforms and was also featured on the front page above the fold of the L.A. Times in the California section following the show.
Future IWF Conferences
World Leadership Conference
Las Vegas has always been renowned for its glitz, glamour and gambling – and the Las Vegas you will explore during the 2022 World Leadership Conference is all of that and much more. The City’s leadership in renewable energy and water conservation, the research underway on the importance of behavioral and cognitive health, and the examples of success in innovation in a transitional time provide an excellent context for cutting edge conversations about these and other issues facing global leaders today. This long-awaited return to IWF’s in-person World Leadership Conference and Gala is an excellent opportunity to discuss setting priorities and finding solutions to some of the most critical challenges of our time as you experience the magic of IWF. Join IWF members from around the world November 1-3!
Summer 2023 – June 14 – 15, 2023 –
IWF Cornerstone Conference –
Helsinki, Finland
Fall 2023 – October 4 – 6, 2023 – 
IWF Leadership Conference –
Detroit, Michigan
Spring 2024 – May 15 – 17, 2024 –
IWF Leadership Conference –
New York City  
Spring 2025- May 21 – 23, 2025 –
IWF Leadership Conference –
Seattle, Washington
Contact Information
Phone: 626-360-0676
2700 E. Foothill Blvd., Suite 209
Pasadena, CA 91107


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“Joining The Trusteeship has truly changed my life for the better in ways I could never have predicted. It has opened up an entirely new world by broadening my circle of friends beyond work colleagues to include some of the kindest and most accomplished women in Southern California.”

– Gale Anne