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9.20.23
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Welcoming New Executive Leadership Members: Alexandra Idol and James Palazza

As we prepare to cook and home-deliver more than 3.9 million medically tailored meals this year, we are pleased to announce our Volunteer Leadership groups are expanding. Please join us in welcoming Alexandra Idol to our Board of Directors and James Palazza to our Board of Trustees!

Alexandra Idol

Alexandra Idol: Alexandra is a leader in the financial and philanthropic sectors, overseeing a significant private office investment portfolio and having invested over $15 million in the last 10 years to help alleviate poverty and foster a more equitable future for all.

Alexandra began her career in Morgan Stanley’s private equity and investment banking division and is currently a board member on the Next Gen Advisory Council at Rockefeller Capital Management. Alexandra has also held leadership roles in both the retail and beauty sectors at Michael Kors and Charlotte Tilbury Beauty.

Alexandra is President of the Idol Family Foundation, Co-Chair of Maverick Collective, a member of Nexus Global, and served as Vice Chair of genLOVE at God’s Love We Deliver. Alexandra received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in Operations and Entrepreneurial Management and a BSBA from Villanova University with majors in Marketing and Finance.

James Palazza

James Palazza: is one of New York City’s leading stylists and fashion consultants. With over 25 years experience in the luxury retail market, James has built a successful portfolio by focusing on his clients and their needs, making the shopping experience to be effortless and fun.

James is relentless about keeping up with new merchandise as well as current and future trends. He has a diverse range of clients – each having different lifestyles, needs and limitations. He helps them find appropriate clothing and accessories that accurately reflect their lifestyle and personality and meets their specific needs and requests. James has a keen eye for color and a comprehensive knowledge of designers, trends, and garment fabrication. He helps clients expand their thinking and teach them to be more exciting and creative in their choice of
clothing and accessories.

James enjoys music, sports (Rangers, Yankees & Mets and the Pittsburgh Steelers), and his Catholic faith. He is a life-long resident of New York City, currently residing on the Upper West Side.

Looking Ahead

We are thrilled work with these new Board members on innovative ways to further our mission and better serve individuals living with life-altering illnesses. Welcome, Alexandra and James!

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