Rising Leaders Council


The Rising Leaders Council of Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an invitation-only membership group of young Orange County professionals, entrepreneurs and community advocates who recognize that the arts enhance a community in many meaningful and lasting ways. The Council’s lively meetings and special events provide emerging philanthropic leaders with a unique opportunity to network with their peers while demonstrating their passion for the arts.

Members help to ensure that the Center will continue to present performances of unparalleled excellence and to provide education programs that enrich the learning experiences and achievements of young people. Through arts advocacy, community outreach, and annual contributions, the Council helps to build future audiences and increase access to the arts for everyone.

For more information about the Rising Leaders Council, please contact Melanie Galloway at (714) 556-2122, ext. 4367 or MGalloway@SCFTA.org.

Member Benefits


Membership in the Rising Leaders Council requires an annual contribution of $5,000. To thank members for their generosity, the Center is pleased to provide Council members with numerous benefits and opportunities as follows: 

  • Access to concierge ticketing services for quick access to tickets and entry for four to a private donor room on two performance evenings.
  • Invitations to cast parties and behind the scenes events.
  • Invitations to attend cocktail receptions or other social events with members of the Center’s Board of Directors.
  • Invitation to the annual Summer at the Center VIP performance and reception, the Center’s renowned education program for at-risk youth.
  • Opportunity to purchase two tickets to the Center’s signature gala, Candlelight Concert, at half price.
  • Recognition in the Center’s monthly performance program.
  • Four drink vouchers for use before the show or during intermission and two valet parking vouchers redeemable at any performance.
  • Initiation fee waived for membership at Center Club Orange County – Orange County’s premiere business club.
  • Other Council-only special networking events, including private backstage tours, cast meet-and-greets, and family-friendly programs.


Upcoming Events

Sunday 1/22: Matilda Family Event
Thursday 3/2: 3rd Annual RLC Fundraiser with Gentleman’s Guide
Monday 3/13: Disney Musical in Schools Student Share Celebration

Photos of Past Events (click to enlarge)



Rising Leaders Council Members


Jaynine Warner

RLC Chair

Community Volunteer
Jaynine is on the Center's Board. She and her husband enjoy sharing their passion for the arts with their young son and is a passionate supporter of the Center's Arts Education programs.

Jesse D. Bagley

Interior Office Solutions

Jesse is actively involved in the OC philanthropic community. He and his family enjoy attend the Center's family shows.

Katherine Baker

Exsilio Solutions
Katheryn’s love of the arts and OC is perfectly matched with the Center, and is eager to ensure the arts are enjoyed by all.

Jeff Blasingame

HÔM Sotheby's
International Realty
Jeff hopes to contribute to the arts by helping  ensure that youth of all backgrounds are exposed to the arts and arts education.

Doug McKay


Doug is an active volunteer in OC's nonprofit community and an enthusiastic supporter of education and family programs. 

Bill Meehan

Rutan & Tucker

Bill serves on the Center's Board of Directors. With his wife Melissa and their four children, he enjoys attending Broadway shows and pop concerts at the Center.

Jill Meznarich

SchoolsFirst FCU

Jill aligns her professional career and personal life and consistently looks for ways to unify those in her community as an advocate for the arts.

Brian Mulvaney

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Brian and his wife share their love of the arts with their daughters by attending the Center's Broadway shows.

Sara Young

Capistrano Unified School District

Sara is lifelong volunteer and enthusiastically supports the OC nonprofit community. She concentrates her efforts on groups supporting youth and education.

Marjie Zethraus

JPMorgan Chase

Marjie recognizes the Center’s ability to enhance the lives of the community through the arts and is eager to advance its impact on Orange County.  

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