Cathy and Jesse Marion

Philanthropist Cathy Marion is a freelance writer who has published a wide range of articles on business, health, crime, design, lifestyle and women's issues. She serves on the Fredonia Foundation Board at the State University of New York at Fredonia. She is an officer on the Board of Citizens of Animal Protection and is on the Advisory Board of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet. Through the Marion Foundation, the couple supports many worthy organizations in the U.S. and Canada. In 2011 they dedicated the Marion Art Gallery in the Rockefeller Arts Center on the SUNY Fredonia campus. In 2013 they launched the Marion Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts. On their 25th wedding anniversary that autumn they were inducted into the inaugural SUNY Chancellor’s Society in Manhattan.


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