ABLC members are dynamic business and community leaders who support Segerstrom Center’s mission through fundraising, advocacy and community outreach with a particular emphasis on expanding audiences and developing the next generation of leadership for the Center.
We thank you in advance for your support of the Center, and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have about getting involved at the Center. For more information, contact Nikki Michela, Director of Institutional Giving at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To thank members for their generosity, the Center is pleased to provide Council members with numerous benefits and opportunities
Enjoy access to concierge ticketing services for quick access to tickets and entry for four to a private donor room on two performance evenings.
Council-only special networking events, including private backstage tours, cast parties, family-friendly programs, the annual Summer at the Center VIP performance and other social events with members of the Center's Board of Directors.
Have your devotion to the arts recognized by thousands in our community with recognition in the Center’s monthly performance program.
Drinks on us! You will receive four drink vouchers for use before the show or during intermission and two valet parking vouchers redeemable at any performance.
Meet the 2022-2023
Arts & Business Leadership Council
ABLC Chair, Wood Gutmann & Bogart Insurance Brokers
Lupe’s personal dedication to the community extends to the many nonprofit organizations with which she is involved, including serving as the Chair of 44 Women for Children (an Auxiliary of Orangewood Foundation), Board Member at FosterALL, and Co-Chair of Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Business Leadership Committee.
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.
Jesse D. Bagley
Jesse is actively involved in the OC philanthropic community. He and his family enjoy attending the Center's family shows.
Born and raised in Newport Beach, Cory has worked at Salesforce for close to 10 years and is responsible for sales efforts within the Gaming and Hospitality Industry. Cory works as an advisor for multiple Companies and cares deeply for family and community philanthropy.
Membership Co-Chair, Smart Home Products
Steve is an executive and entrepreneur with a passion for developing and distributing innovative home appliances. He is an aficionado of music and dance and is proud to support Segerstrom Center. He lives in Newport Beach with his wife Nicole and three children.
Fiona T. LeCong-Ly
Brown & Streza LLP
Fiona is excited to support Segerstrom Center for the Arts. With her husband and their son, she enjoys attending the variety of performances provided by Segerstrom Center including Broadway shows and Pacific Symphony concerts.
Sarah J. McElroy
Sarah has spent many years dedicated to the community through her work as Chair at CHOC Hospital's Mental Health Luncheon, Board Trustee at the South Coast Repertory Theatre, Board member of the Architecture and Design Museum in Palm Springs, and Board member and Chair of CureDuchenne’s Napa in Newport
Founding Chairman Emeritus, Rutan & Tucker, LLP
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.
Education Chair, 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.
Fundraising Chair, Executive Director at J.P. Morgan
Maurice recognizes the meaningful impact that the arts can have on people of all backgrounds and is genuinely excited to serve with the Rising Leaders Council as the Center continues to advance the arts and arts education in Orange County.
Facilities Chair, Starpointe Ventures
Patrick serves as a consultant and senior advisor to many of the most complex projects in Orange County. He has grown up with the Center and has attended shows regularly since its opening in 1986. He is proud to have played the Doctor in the 1994 Santa Margarita Catholic High School production of Carousel and the “third pirate on the right” in the 1990 Harbor Day School production of Pirates of Penzance. His wife Dana, and two sons, Brendan and Connor try to balance their many hours at sports fields with trips to the Center and playing the Hamilton soundtrack in the car on the way to games.
Advisory 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.