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Marlene Hess

Marlene Hess

Chair

Marlene Hess is a philanthropic consultant and the former Managing Director of Global Philanthropic Services at J.P. Morgan Private Bank.  Also formerly the Director of Not-for-Profit Relations for Chase, she enhanced the bank’s philanthropic activities and formed extensive partnerships between corporate and non-profit sectors, including the award-winning “Child Vaccination Program” in partnership with the Children’s Defense Fund and the New York City Department of Health.

Ms. Hess serves on the boards of the International Women’s Health Coalition, where she is chair; the Museum of Modern Art, where she is chair of Conservation; Rockefeller University, where she is chair of Educational Affairs; the American Museum of Natural History; Jazz at Lincoln Center; Lincoln Center Theater; The Metropolitan Opera; and Sesame Street Workshop.  She is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has served on several of its taskforces.  She is a past member of Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and of its Overseers’ Committee to Visit the College. In addition, she has served on the Capital Commitment Taskforce of the New York City Partnership’s 9/11 Financial Recovery Fund to aid in the rebuilding of lower Manhattan.  Ms. Hess is a graduate and former trustee of Mills College, California.