Moore Elects New Board Officers and Members

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For Immediate Release
June 17, 2011

(Philadelphia, PA) Frances Robertson Graham has been elected Chair of the Board of Trustees at Moore College of Art & Design. Fran Graham is a Moore alumna and founder of Graham Interior Design. She established the Fran R. Graham ’66 Endowed Scholarship at Moore, awarded to a student based on portfolio excellence, academic history, financial need and an interest in interior design. Moore’s Graham Gallery is also named in her honor.

Graham succeeds Penny Fox, who was named Chair Emerita of the Board of Trustees.  Fox has served on the Board since 1991.  With her husband, Bob, Penny Fox recently made a $2 million gift to Moore’s endowment to create the College’s first endowed professorship and five internship fellowships each year.

Moore’s slate of officers also includes: Chair of the Board of Managers, Arthur R. Block, Esq., Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Comcast Corporation; Vice Chair, Joan N. Stern, Esq., a partner at Blank Rome LLP; Secretary, Elizabeth “Sis” K. Grenald, civic leader; and Treasurer Richard W. Hevner, a financial advisor at Wells Fargo.

Andrea Baldeck, Monica Eboda, Richard Rossello and Mario Zacharjasz were each elected to a second three-year term on the Board of Managers. Sara Lenton was elected to serve a two-year term as Representative of the Class of 2011.  Lenton graduated May 15, 2011 with a BFA degree in Illustration and a minor in graphic design. She is a graphic designer for the Lebanon Daily News in Lebanon, PA.
Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit
Published on June 17th, 2011