Board of Directors
Martha McGeary Snider
Ms. Snider was appointed policy advisor on arts and culture for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2003, working directly with Governor Edward G. Rendell to promote cultural incentives throughout the Commonwealth. She is chair of the board of The Medici Archive Project and was the catalyst for the collaboration between The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia and The Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza in Florence, Italy, that produced an historic exhibition showcasing Galileo’s Astronomical and Scientific Instruments. Ms. Snider serves on several other boards including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Susquehanna Art Museum, Gettysburg Festival, International Visitors Council, Globalislocal Foundation, Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia Children First, Temple University, Tyler School of Arts Board of Visitors, and was a founding member of the Pennsylvania Culinary Society. She serves as an emeritus board member of the Philadelphia Orchestra. President George W. Bush recognized Martha’s commitment to philanthropy in June 2008 by presenting her with the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Ms. Snider holds a fine arts degree and a teaching certification from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. She is an artist, flutist, avid art collector, and educator.