Gwen Foose is a South Bend native who has been a long time supporter of the arts in the community. Gwen worked in the field of intellectual developmental disabilities for 37 years as the Regional Director of a human service agency. She retired in January of this year and is now keeping busy with several volunteer opportunities; she is on the Board of Directors for Dr. Angie’s Dental Health Exchange, and joined the League of Women Voters. Gwen was involved in the inaugural SBLO's season as Costume Coordinator for the production of LaBoheme, and will continue to serve in that capacity for the 2016-2017 season. Gwen is a member of South Bend Lyric Opera board of directors.