Margery Tabankin

Member, Board of Trustees

Margery Tabankin has led a life dedicated to progressive public policy, philanthropy and politics, with social justice the consistent through line of her work. During her 50-year career in philanthropy, nonprofit management, public policy and as a documentary film producer, Margery has directed over $500 million in support of key issues such as: civil rights and liberties, income inequality, racial justice, environmental protection, democratic values, human rights, women’s rights, the search for peace and co-existence, and connecting arts, entertainment and politics. Marge has served on numerous nonprofit Boards and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Arca Foundation, People for the American Way, The Streisand Foundation, The Institute for America’s Future, and Type Media Center. She was a Fellow at the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics at Harvard University. Marge has received numerous civic awards. She was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Fairleigh Dickenson University.