Ellen Drew

Philanthropist and Volunteer

Barbara Wilets

Ellen Drew is a philanthropist and volunteer. She currently serves on the Salem Academy and College Board of Trustees. Ellen earned her bachelor’s degree from Salem College. After graduating from Salem with a degree in arts administration, Ellen worked in the development offices at the Peabody Essex Museum and the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center. She also worked as an administrator at the Jewish Board of Family and Children Services in New York City.

Ellen and her husband, John, support a variety of causes including education, veterans and Alzheimer’s research. She joined the Second Harvest Board in 2019 because the extent of food insecurity in our community motivated her to be involved with the food bank. Ellen believes our society should ensure that every person has the basics to thrive.

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