Marjorie Gilbert was raised in Providence, Rhode Island and received a Masters in Psychology at Columbia University following a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Smith College. As an author she has published articles for the Los Angeles Times, Clavier Magazine, American Museum of Natural History, Smith Alumni Quarterly, Westchester Jewish Community Services and feature articles in The New York Times and Gannett Newspapers.
Throughout her career she directed a project for the Westchester Daycare Council on Program Assessment for Daycare in the County. Ms. Gilbert served as a staff member of the Mental Health Association where she successfully ran two galas and served as a liaison between the Board of the Mental Health Association and the state legislative agenda. Ms. Gilbert also served as the Director of Public/Community Relations at the Westchester Jewish Community Services for over 10 years. Following her work as a staff member, Marjorie joined the board as an active supporter.
Ms. Gilbert served as a board member not only for Westchester Jewish Community Services, but also for the Westchester Philharmonic, United Way, and Harrison Daycare Council. Her current board involvement includes GRACE Communications Foundation (an environmental agency), as well as Career Bridges, a local non‐profit organization whose mission is to help young opera singers launch their careers. Past winners have included Purchase College opera graduates.
Ms. Gilbert also enjoys supporting the following groups: International Academy of Music where she performed piano in festivals in both Russia and Italy, and Summit Music Festival. Additionally, Marjorie supports the Molecular Biology Department at Johns Hopkins University. She was a co‐chair member of Friends of Music with Emily Grant and Hannah Shmerler at Purchase College and continually supports this group and enables Purchase opera students to attend the Career Bridges gala each year.
For 25 years Ms. Gilbert has had great joy in serving as a volunteer tour guide for patrons and VIPs at the American Museum of Natural History. She also enjoys playing piano, swimming, book club, listening to opera, global politics, traveling and spending time with friends and family. She has three adult children and five grandchildren and lives in Purchase, NY.