Martha Vietor Glass of New York City and Edgartown has been named president of the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). Ms. Glass, whose family has summered in Edgartown for years, is a philanthropist and fundraiser extensively involved in the society for more than 20 years. She succeeded Dr. Annette Rickel in June, to serve as the Society’s 34th president. The Society is a leading volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the well being of patients, supporting cancer research, and providing public education on the prevention, early detection, and treatment of cancer, according to an announcement of Ms. Glass’s appointment.
“As president, Ms. Glass will serve for two years and oversee the administrative board, which includes more than twenty working committees. Previously, she has held executive committee roles under five Society presidents as well as serving as chairman of the associates committee,” the announcement explained.
“Philanthropy is my passion, and I am honored to have the opportunity to work with such an enthusiastic and committed group,” Ms. Glass said. “It is critical for us to continue to promote and support the extraordinary research at the hospital and the Society’s tradition of patient care.”
In addition to her dedication to the Society, Ms. Glass has also held leadership positions at the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, the Acorn Foundation, the Ocean Liner Museum, and Christie’s Inc. She received a bachelor’s degree from Briarcliff College and graduated from New York University’s philanthropy and fundraising program.
The Society was founded in 1946 to raise funds for patient care. It is a volunteer organization, whose “volunteers work in close collaboration with the physicians and staff of Memorial Sloan-Kettering, to support the center’s mission of delivering the best cancer care to its patients while at the same time, providing comfort to the patients and their families who come to the center for treatment from all over the world,” the announcement explained. Find the Society at www.thesocietyofmskcc.org.