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.
Hess is chair of the board of the International Women’s Health Coalition, and serves on the boards of the Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller University, American Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Center Theater, Metropolitan Opera, and Sesame Street Workshop. She is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has served on several of its task forces. 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 Task Force of the New York City Partnership’s 9/11 Financial Recovery Fund to aid in the rebuilding of lower Manhattan. Hess is a graduate and former trustee of Mills College, California.