On a rainy Friday evening more than 40 Arts and Education Council (A&E) donors gathered at Webster University’s Thompson House to launch the Muse Society. Muse Society is a women’s leadership giving society inspired by the power of the arts to shape a more vibrant community for all.

Janet Newcomb, a vice-chair of A&E’s board of directors who is also spearheading the launch of the Muse Society, spoke with the group about the power of the arts.

“Looking around the room, I see an incredible group of women – and men – who believe in the power of the arts to inspire and connect us all,” Newcomb said.

Newcomb invited the founding members of the Muse Society to invite more women in, noting, “The more, the merrier!”

The Muse Society members will have access to invitation-only gatherings - giving them access to unique experiences with the artists and organizations directly impacted by A&E’s programs and services.

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’s Artistic Director Steven Woolf and Managing Director Mark Bernstein joined A&E staff and donors to share their experience as an organization impacted by A&E. Bernstein noted that A&E has supported The Rep since its founding in 1966. Following the reception, guests attended the opening night of The Rep’s Evita.

Future Muse Society events are currently being planned. Founding members have the opportunity to shape the group and invite more Muses who share a passion for the arts.

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