We are pleased to submit Veronica McDonnell to be honored through the 2013 Women of Achievement Award. In addition to her community volunteer activities with numerous non-profit organizations, the leadership and volunteer service Veronica has provided to the Art Museum has been exceptional. A current member of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, Veronica previously served for eight years on the Museum’s Friends Board. During her tenure on the Friends Board, she served as vice-chair for four years after two years as secretary. She also served on a special task force to reimagine and invigorate the role of the Friends Board and its service to the Museum. Veronica co-chaired the Museum’s 2010 Gala, which raised more than $600,000 for the Museum’s endowment. A dynamic leader, she expanded the host committee and the scope of their work, orchestrating a memorable event for all who attended. This had been only the second gala in the Museum’s history to be held offsite. Veronica has served on the Board’s Marketing and Audience Development and Development Committees. She has also played an integral part in supporting the Museum’s upper-level membership, the Beaux Arts Council (BAC), through active service on the BAC task force, through which she encourages members to increase their annual support and thank those who have made recent gifts. Currently the Beaux Arts Council Task Force Chair Person. Veronica has been a key advocate for the Museum over the years and has significantly improved our community through her active involvement in numerous worthwhile organizations. Her contribution to the Saint Louis Art Museum and the betterment of the St. Louis metropolitan region is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your consideration of this nomination.