Nan has been involved in her community for over 30 years. A native of Chicago and a graduate of Manhattanville College, Nan was a mother of two young children when her husband Al was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 35. Nan and Al decided to do something positive with their experience and help others in similar crisis. Together they founded Hackers for Hope. Hackers for Hope raises money for cancer research and programs to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. To date the Foundation has donated over $20 million to worthy charities including MSKCC and Stamford Hospital. Nan has held leadership positions at Americares and Changing our World.  She served as a long time trustee of the Alfred E. Smith Foundation. Nan and Al reside in New Caanan, CT and enjoy spending time with their children and 6 grandchildren.