On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Marlene Hess is the former Managing Director of Global Philanthropic Services at JP Morgan Private Bank. She advises clients from the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Asia, and designs philanthropic strategies to make their giving more effective. She has helped create innovative programs and non-profit organizations, and advise on their operations, governance and outreach. She also counsels donors on foundation succession and governance issues. Also formerly Director of Not-For-Profit Relations for Chase, she has enhanced the bank’s philanthropic activities and has formed extensive partnerships between the corporate and non-profit sectors to benefit the larger community. She has created a range of campaigns to raise public awareness about community issues, including the award-winning “Child Vaccination Program,” which Chase spearheaded in partnership with the Children’s Defense Fund and the New York City Department of Health. Ms. Hess serves on the boards of the Museum of Modern Art, The Rockefeller University, Lenox Hill Hospital, where she is Vice Chairman of the Board and Central Park Conservancy. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Women’s Forum. A graduate and former trustee of Mills College, California, she is a former member of the Harvard College Board of Overseers’ Committee to Visit the College. She also has served on the Capital Commitment Committee Taskforce of the New York City Partnership’s Financial Recovery Fund to aid in the rebuilding of lower Manhattan. In addition, she has been a trustee of the Episcopal School, St. Bernard’s School, the Trinity School, and Women In Need, a non-profit organization for homeless women and their children, all in New York City.