Artemis Circle

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston's Women's Leadership Council

Together, women can have a profound effect on the lives of Boston youth.

The Artemis Circle brings the energy and passion of like-minded women together to collectively make a difference in the lives of Boston’s youth by supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB). This initiative enables women to be involved in a way that works best for them. Through fundraising, volunteering, and our collective voice, the Artemis Circle supports BGCB’s commitment to help all children, especially those most in need, develop the life skills and confidence they need to excel in the 21st Century.

Read on for more information about events and initiatives, and follow us on Facebook for frequent updates. Please contact Gena Ricciardi with questions, or to find the best way for you personally to make a difference, at 617-994-4750 or

Artemis Circle Leadership

We care deeply about the potential of children and believe they all need a place to go where they feel safe, cared for, challenged and respected. Please join us.


  • Brooke Bartletta
  • Trina Cherry
  • Donna Venegas
  • Katie Willoughby


Committee Members

  • Deborah Barbary
  • Emily Brown
  • Liz Dagres
  • Danielle Frissell
  • Jaqueline Foy
  • Dawn Greenwood
  • Amy Haskel
  • Tricia Herring
  • Carrie Hitt
  • Melissa Weiner Janfaza
  • Sarah King
  • Jennifer Kolchinsky
  • Lisa Krakoff
  • Mimi Lynch
  • Carol Martignetti
  • Elena Matlack
  • Kristine McDavid
  • Jill Najnigier
  • Taryn Valle
  • Michelle Vilms
  • JoyAnn Yarde

Artemis Circle Events

Each year the Artemis Circle hosts a series of events to bring like-minded women together in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. Friends enjoy cocktails and conversation at the Fall Gathering while learning about BGCB programming, with a new focus area each year. In December, the Sandra M. Edgerley Family Engagement Series brings supporters and their families together for the Holiday Service Day.

In April, the Artemis Circle Spring Luncheon brings together more than 200 women for an inspiring afternoon right where we do our best work – inside one of our Clubs! Featuring guided tours and keynote remarks from a community leader, the event raises critical funds to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston.

For more information about Artemis Circle events, scroll down for in-depth recaps and check out these photos from past events.

What's Happening With the Artemis Circle

A taste of BGCB

A Taste of BGCB

Why Artemis: Karen Canfield

Why Artemis: Katie Willoughby

Why Artemis: Kristine McDavid

Why Artemis: Jennifer Kolchinsky

Why Artemis: Brooke Bartletta