Marion Alexander is a community philanthropist who works tirelessly to improve the local community for the benefit of those in need in Central PA. She is a spirited community volunteer who has impressed upon the lives of many people in her nearly 45 years of selfless volunteer work.
Organizations and projects in which she has played major roles include the historic Harris-Cameron Mansion renovation, Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, United Cerebral Palsy of Central Pennsylvania (two-time Board Chair), United Cerebral Palsy Foundation of Central Pennsylvania (Past-Chair), and Drug & Alcohol Prevention, and United Way of the Capital Region (Past Campaign Chair). In 2007, she was the keynote speaker at the Harrisburg Area Community College graduation ceremony and received the coveted honorary doctorate for her life-long service to the community.
Ms. Alexander is currently on the board of the Harrisburg Area Community College Foundation, on the Board for the State System of Higher Education Foundation, the Chair of the Goodwill Foundation, Chair of the Goodwill Keystone Area Board, on the Board for the Harrisburg Symphony and on the Board of the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Alexander earned a BS from Southern Methodist University, and later conducted cancer research for NIH in Washington, D.C.. Currently, she lives with her husband, William H. Alexander, near Hummelstown in one of Dauphin County’s oldest homes.