Donor Profile: Donors Always Vary
Marjorie Miller ’53
Miller has had an incredibly varied career in education, starting as a teacher in SLC’s Early Childhood Center. She worked with children at the Center for Preventive Psychiatry, trained teachers for Head Start, served as the director of a nursery school, and then became a psychiatric social worker at Westchester Jewish Community Services.
Most Influential SLC Faculty
Her don, Lois Murphy (psychology), who told her that she “had to make a contribution to the community as well as to her work.” Also Meyer Rabban and Jane Judge (psychology), and Stanley Lock (music).
First Gift to SLC
$23 in 1979
Most Recent Gift
$250,000 to endow a faculty scholarship in music
She’s an honorary trustee of SLC and serves on the board of overseers at Hebrew Union College. She was also the president of her temple for four years.
Most Recent Book Read
The Exit Ghost by Philip Roth and Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
“Sarah Lawrence gave me the confidence to jump in the water without knowing how to swim. I’m not claiming to be the most brilliant person in the world, but SLC made me feel like I could do anything. No matter what happened, I knew I wouldn’t fail. I could always find my way back to shore.”