Former Time Magazine researcher and long-time registered architect, Deborah retired in 1998. In 1999, she, along with two other like-minded pals, founded WellMet Philanthropy. The name is from Chaucer’s time, when, meeting a stranger on the road, it was customary to put out one’s hand in a friendly way and say “Hail Fellow, Well-Met.” And this is exactly what we three wanted to do for our beloved New York City. We wanted to meet, encourage and aid other less-lucky folks who had big dreams but modest beginnings. It has been a very successful journey (but always with miles to go, of course…..)
Besides her husband and three kids, the rest of her focus is on the SoHarmoniums Women’s Choir of NYC, classical piano, theatre, reading and all things French.