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Jill Braufman
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Jill Braufman and Roxanne Donovan at the 2010 Kites for a Cure. Photo: Steve Caicedo

Jill Braufman is a philanthropist.

She is a graduate of Brown University and the Parsons School of Design

Married to hedge fund manager Daniel Nir
Two children

She spent several years in merchandising, advertising and the decorative arts industries before opening Morton & Company, a high-end interior design resource on East 60th Street in Manhattan. After six years in business, Morton & Company closed due to the economic downturn following September 11, 2001.


Ms. Braufman devotes her time to political and philanthropic activities, primarily focusing on candidates running for office, womens health and the arts.

A lifelong participant and fan of the arts, Ms. Braufman has aided many well-known, large, and less well-known smaller arts organizations that provide performance opportunities for professional, as well as amateur artists. For example, she is a long-time supporter of Dances Patrelle, which produces a Nutcracker ballet set in Gracie Mansion with a mixed cast of amateurs and professionals, as well as the Young Peoples Chorus, which provides inner city kids with opportunities to perform at an award-winning level. She also supports organizations that assist artists struggling with personal issues like Career Transitions for Dancers and the Phyllis Newman Womens Health Initiative for women working in the theater.

Ms. Braufman is Board Chairman of The Center for Arts Education and sits on the boards of the Iris Cantor Womens Health Center, a part of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the National Institute of Reproductive Health, the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee, and Citizens Budget Commission.

In the political realm, she developed concepts and co-chaired events for New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, United States Representative Kirsten Gillibrand, and for NARAL Pro-Choice America, and provided candidates like New York State Senator Eric Schneiderman with opportunities to speak on issues of concern, such as the need for reform in Albany. Additionally, Ms. Braufman recently served on Governor Spitzers transition team.

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1.Roxanne Donovan
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1.Image Gallery: Fountain House 2011 Symposium and Luncheon
2.Image Gallery: Uniting Against Lung Cancer 2010 Kites for a Cure
3.Image Gallery: Fountain Gallery Eighth Annual Celebration of Life
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JUN 02, 2012
Ross School Benefit
MAY 31, 2012
Mad. Square Art Benefit
MAY 22, 2012
MoMA Party in the Garden
MAY 22, 2012
Audubon Luncheon
MAY 21, 2012
Frick Spring Party
MAY 18, 2012
Barnes Foundation Gala
MAY 17, 2012
Noguchi Museum Benefit
MAY 14, 2012
ABT Gala
MoMA David Rockefeller Award Luncheon MoMA David Rockefeller Award Luncheon