Individual and Other Donors

DirectWomen is incredibly grateful for the support of its alumnae and other individual donors. The generosity of DirectWomen’s individual donors makes it possible for DirectWomen to continue to grow and find new ways to support women lawyers with board service aspirations. 

Thank you to DirectWomen’s 2023 individual donors: 

Contributed $25,000

The Liebenberg Family

Contributed $5,000 - $24,999

Alston & Bird LLP

Catharine Biggs Arrowood

Michelle Banks

Diversity Lab

Sarah C. Dodds-Brown

Maria C. Green

Jenny Hochenberg

Lily Yan Hughes

Susan S. Lanigan

Maynard Nexsen PC

Trevor S. Norwitz

Perkins Coie Foundation

Contributed $1,000 - $4,999

American Express Company

L. Scott Askins

Megan M. Belcher

Rosemary T. Berkery

Lora D. Blum

Cynthia J. Cole

Michele L. Connell

Mary B. Cranston

Deneen L. Donnley

Sheri H. Edison

Elisa D. Garcia

Mark J. Gentile

Patricia K. Gillette

Peggy A. Heeg

Eve N. Howard

The ING Group

Stacy J. Kanter

Denise F. Keane

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Lori A. Schechter

Brande Stellings

Rachel R. Stern

Vanessa Allen Sutherland

Andrea E. Utecht

Michelle M. Warner

Kim Yapchai

Andrea L. Zopp

Contributed up to $999

Christine M. Castellano

Yen D. Chu

Kelly McNamara Corley

Jeffrey Rice Dutson

John H. Fontham

Katherine Hatton

Maryellen Herringer

John Hillyer Jennings

Justin King

Jennifer W. Pileggi

Helen Pudlin

Russell B. Richards

Patricia A. Seith

J. Michael Taylor

Elisse Walter


Susan L. Blount

From 2005 to 2015, Susan Blount served as General Counsel of Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential), a leading provider of insurance, retirement and asset management products and services. In that role,

Maria C. Green

Maria Green retired as senior vice president and general counsel of Ingersoll Rand plc (IR) on June 28, 2019. She joined IR in November 2015, and was responsible for all

Mary B. Cranston

Mary B. Cranston is the Retired Senior Partner and immediate past Chair of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Pillsbury is an international law firm with over 800 attorneys in 15