A social entrepreneur, Marguerite Chandler has founded 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 the south Jersey chapter of Slow Food USA.
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.
Marguerite Chandler has a master's degree from the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. In 1990, she ran for US Congress in NJ's 12th District.
In her business career, Marguerite was a tax accountant, had her own human relations training and consulting business, ran a large industrial park in Central Jersey for 25 years, and was a certified Life Coach. She has chaired several major capital campaigns and created many successful fundraising events. She's married to Richmond Shreve, longtime OpEdNews contributor, and they live in Newtown, PA and Cape May, NJ.
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