Women's Committee

Join the Women's Committee & Become a Member!

Great! How Can I Join?

All who wish to support Forest Park Forever's work and mission by helping to ensure the success of the Women’s Committee are welcome to join. In order to join the Women's Committee, you must also be a member of Forest Park Forever. Your financial donation to be a member of Forest Park Forever helps Forest Park throughout the year, from planting flowers and pruning trees to clearing paths and continuing to provide a high-quality experience for Park visitors.

What is the Forest Park Forever Women’s Committee?

The Women’s Committee of Forest Park Forever was formed in 1990 – one of our most enduring groups – dedicated to engaging the community to raise funds in support of the maintenance and restoration of Forest Park. Since its founding, the Women’s Committee has raised more than $7 million, primarily through one of the most well-known and eagerly anticipated events in our community – the Forest Park Forever's Hat Luncheon!

Women’s Committee Networking Event

Please join us for an evening of refreshments, mingling and great conversation on July 16.

  • 5:30 p.m. Event Begins

  • 6:15 p.m. Remarks by Lesley S. Hoffarth, President and Executive Director of Forest Park Forever

  • 7:00 p.m. Event Concludes

We are longer accepting RSVP’s for the event on July 16. Thank you for your interest.

Serve on a Committee

Women who want to be more engaged can also serve on one or more subcommittees.

Engagement Committee Committee Lead: Carrie Crompton & Kate Mendolia

  • Strategize, plan and execute ways to engage the full committee through different opportunities all year, i.e. networking events, social events, volunteer projects.

Hat Luncheon Hat Contest Committee Committee Lead: TBD

  • Recommend hat contest judges, categories, and any other elements to weave into the hat contest (presentation, prizes, etc.). 

Hat Luncheon Auction/Raffle Committee Committee Lead: Beth Ann Reichmann

  • Help in the ideation and solicitation of auction/raffle items for the Hat Luncheon.

Recruitment Committee Committee Lead: TBD

  • Help recruit new Women’s Committee members who will support Forest Park Forever and actively participate in activities. 

Not Able to Serve on a Committee?

  • Be a Hat Luncheon Guest Guide

    Guest Guides float throughout the crowd to help guests have an amazing experience!

  • Help with Hat Luncheon Special Projects

    Such as guest gift packaging, centerpiece arrangement or similar projects.

  • Host a Member Recruitment Event

  • Attend a Member Engagement Event


Engagement and Recruitment Committees

Alexi Etges, Director of Development


Hat Luncheon Committees

Liz Deken, Events Manager