[Staten Island, NY - August 31, 2014] Elizabeth Egbert, a noted artist, sculptor and community activist, whose leadership of the Staten Island Museum for the for the past 12 years transformed the Museum into one of New York City’s most engaging cultural entities, died Saturday afternoon, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma.
Museum Chair, Ralph Branca, shares this message: “The passion that Elizabeth had when she discussed the Staten Island Museum was unbounded. She had a mind for the business aspects of her job but it was clear that she had the soul of an artist. Only her family, her son, daughter, husband and sisters were more important. She was a bright light in our community and she will be sorely missed.”
Ms. Egbert is survived by her husband of 37 years, the composer Carl Michaelson, her son Charles Michaelson, daughter in law Lauren Moss, and daughter singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, along with her three sisters, Louise Egbert Johnson, Diane Egbert Anderson and Margaret Egbert, brothers-in-law Roger Johnson and John Anderson, cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family requests in lieu of gifts, that memorial donations may be made in honor of Ms. Egbert’s life and legacy to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in her name or the Staten Island Museum and marked for the capital campaign. To make the most of your contribution to the Staten Island Museum, please put “Capital – NEH Challenge” in the subject line. It will activate a match from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a prestigious award in which Elizabeth was extremely proud.To make a donation to the capital campaign for the Staten Island Museum in honor of Ms. Elizabeth Egbert, please click the Donate button below.
Other ways to help:
Purchase Ingrid Michael's latest EP, Demos for Betty and help Ingrid raise funds to name a gallery in the new Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor after her mother, Elizabeth Egbert.
Speaker's Remarks from Elizabeth Egbert's Memorial Tribute
Sunday, September 21, 2014
DCA Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl
Council Member Deborah Rose, remarks presented by Legislative and Budget Director Edwina Frances Martin, Esq.
Betsy Dubovsky, Executive Director, The Staten Island Foundation
Henry A. Salmon, former Chairman of the Board, Trustee, Staten Island Museum
Anne Alexander Marshall, Foundation and Nonprofit Executive
Diane Matyas, VP of Exhibitions & Programs, Staten Island Museum
Cheryl Adolph, Interim President & CEO, Staten Island Museum
Ingrid Michaelson, daughter of Elizabeth Egbert