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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 JPMorgan Private Bank (J.P. Morgan Chase). She advises international clients and has helped create innovative programs and nonprofit organizations. She also advises on not-for-profit operations, governance, and outreach.

Formerly Director of Not-For-Profit Relations at Chase, Hess enhanced the bank’s philanthropic activities and formed extensive partnerships between the corporate and nonprofit sectors to benefit the larger community, including the award-winning “Child Vaccination Program,” in partnership with the Children’s Defense Fund and the New York City Department of Health.

Hess is currently on the boards of the International Women’s Health Coalition, Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller University, Lincoln Center Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. In addition, she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Advisory Committee of Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Hess served on a Financial Recovery Fund taskforce for The Partnership for New York City to aid in the rebuilding of lower Manhattan after 9/11.

Hess holds a degree from Mills College in California.