Each month we put the spotlight on a Cape
May Forum volunteer who lights up our world by giving back to our communtity through the Cape May Forum.
This month we put the spotlight on Marguerite
Chandler, who has agreed to chair our 2013 Programming Committee. Marguerite "pays it forward" in big ways behind
the scenes, makes our world a better place, and blesses all those she touches. Thank you, Marguerite!
A social entrepreneur, Marguerite Chandler has helped found more than
ten non-profit organizations including the Food Bank Network of Somerset County, the Heritage Trail Association, the PeopleCare
Center, Crossroads of the American Revolution, Celebrate NJ! and Slow Food South Jersey, a chapter of Slow Food USA.
In her business career,
Marguerite was an accountant, had her own human relations training and consulting business, and ran a large industrial park
in Central Jersey for 25 years. She has chaired major capital campaigns, created many successful fundraising events,
and facilitated board trainings and strategic planning retreats.
Marguerite was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala (1966-68) and volunteered with the Missionaries of Charity (1981)
in Calcutta, India. She has received many awards, being named "Person of the Decade in 1989" by the Courier
News, listed in "Who's Who 2002 Business Leaders" by Business News New Jersey, and chosen as
a NAWBO "Woman of Inspiration" in 2006.
Chandler is currently a certified Life Coach and has a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Political Management
at George Washington University. In 1990, she ran for U.S. Congress in NJ's 12th District.