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National Advisory Council Chair: Laurie M. Tisch

Laurie M. Tisch is National Advisory Council Chair of The Campaign for Educational Equity. As a member
of the Board of Trustees of Teachers College, Ms. Tisch helped guide strategic planning of The Campaign, including the recruitment of Michael A. Rebell as Executive Director. A long-time supporter of education, she brings to bear a wide range of experience in serving the cause of educational equity.

Ms. Tisch is also Chairperson of The Center for Arts Education (CAE),  which funds exemplary partnerships between public schools and arts and community organizations to develop and sustain substantial and comprehensive arts education programs in New York City Public Schools.

In addition, Ms. Tisch is Honorary Chairperson of the Board of the Children's
Museum of Manhattan (CMOM). Throughout her years as Chairperson, she presided over the Museum's Board during the institution's most dramatic period of growth. --+ Ms. Tisch currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where she also chairs The American Fellows, which she founded with Barbara Haskell. She also serves on the Boards of Lincoln Center, NYSCA, and the Mayor's Cultural Advisory Council. Ms. Tisch is also President of the Laurie M. Tisch Foundation, which supports the arts, especially American art, arts-in-education, educational reform, Jewish life and efforts to improve the quality of life in New York City.

Ms. Tisch is a recipient of the 2006 Lewis Hine Distinguished Service Award, presented to business leaders and philanthropists who have worked on behalf of children and youth. In December 2005, she was honored with the Town Hall "Friends of the Arts" Award, in recognition of "abiding achievement, enrichment, and support of the arts." And under her leadership, the Center for Arts Education received the 2002 Governor's Arts Award for outstanding contributions to the cultural and educational life of New York State.

Ms. Tisch graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and has two daughters: Emily, a student at Cardozo Law School and Carolyn, an undergraduate at Yale University.

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