Maureen Bell is an auditor with the State of Arizona Auditor General’s Office, where she audits the financials statements of counties and community colleges. She’s served on the PGC Board as Treasurer since 2013. During her time as Board Treasurer, she’s overhauled the financial system to reflect more accurate information that is compliant with generally accepted accounting principles and continues to prepare the organization for an audit. She’s happy to continue to serve PGC because of her dedication to the choral arts and education.
Why I Serve PGC
I was contacted 7 years ago to join the Board of the Phoenix Girls Chorus because of my background as a treasurer for a community chorus and my degree in accounting. I attended my first Board meeting and was struck by the passion that the Board members had for the organization. I decided to join the Board because I liked the combination of helping girls to grow as leaders and music education and performance.
Over the years, my favorite thing to do is to go to the concerts that include all the age groups. It’s amazing to watch the two youngest choruses perform then Dolce (the middle chorus) and finally the oldest groups. The growth in musical ability and confidence that the girls demonstrate is magical. I’m very proud to be a part of an organization that provides these opportunities for girls and young women.
As with most arts organizations, PGC is run on a shoe-string. It’s such an important resource for the girls in our community, I feel that it’s important to continue to support PGC even after my term on the Board has ended. I hope that you will as well.