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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 20, 2006

Island woman joins JFK Center advisers

Advertiser Staff

Sharon S. McPhee, of Honolulu, recently was elected to the National Committee of the Performing Arts, the permanent national advisory board of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

McPhee is involved in both civic and community issues, including affairs in the Hawaiian community. She also serves on Chaminade University of Ho-nolulu's Board of Governors; the Honolulu Commission of Culture and the Arts; the Advisory Committee for the YWCA of O'ahu; and the Bobby Benson Foundation. She also is first vice-chairwoman of the Hono-lulu Symphony Orchestra.

McPhee was the first woman to chair the American Heart Association's Hawai'i affiliate and served on the association's national board. She has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the association's national office.

The National Committee for the Performing Arts was formed in 1993 and comprises supporters of the performing arts across the country. Members are dedicated civic and cultural leaders who serve as ambassadors of the Kennedy Center in their home communities.

Members also provide support for the Washington center's national education programs and assist with fundraising for special projects. The association has 67 members from 30 states and the District of Columbia.