Barbara Waldman is a passionate supporter and advocate for the fields of craft, design, and performing arts. She is a trustee of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, where she is a member of the Executive Committee.
Barbara is a life trustee and former board chair of the American Craft Council, as well as a recipient of the Council’s Aileen Osborn Webb Award for Philanthropy recognizing exceptional contributions to the field of contemporary craft. She is a director emeritus and former board chair of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, and a founding and former board member of the Art Jewelry Forum where she continues to be an active committee member.
Now retired, Barbara was principal of a firm marketing the services of interior designers and architects. Prior to that, her background includes many years in the corporate world working in strategic planning and marketing for the financial services and industrial products industries.
Also involved in community service, Barbara is a long-time Steering Committee member of the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) in San Francisco. She is a sustaining member of the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary and a past member of the AIDS Leadership Council at the University of California San Francisco.
A lifelong fan of the performing arts, Barbara enjoys theater, cabaret, ballet and symphony. Her primary residence is in San Francisco.