Merri Lee Marks

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Merri Lee is known as the “Conscious Philanthropist.” She prides herself on giving back for social good and empowering others on how to give back and find reputable organizations. She is a big supporter of Charity Navigator, a site that evaluates the financial health, accountability and transparency of 6,000 of America’s largest charities.

Merri Lee’s landscape design led her back into philanthropy after having children and becoming involved in their schools. She is involved with many charities and causes including The American Horticultural Society, Robinson Gardens of Beverly Hills, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s LENS: Photography Council, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Center Dance Arts at the Music Center, The Library Foundation of Los Angeles, and the Latina Dance Project.

Merri Lee has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts/Graphic Design from The School of Visual Arts in New York and a Master’s Degree in Painting and Art History from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.


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