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Photo of Marilyn Van HoutenMarilyn Van Houten
Senior Director of Planned Giving
Phone: 212-404-3653

Marilyn began her planned giving career at The Metropolitan Opera in 1996 and joined NYU Langone in 2004. She is the immediate past president of the Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York and served as programming chair and co-chair for the Planned Giving Day conference. She received a bachelor of music in piano performance from Hope College and her juris doctorate from Seton Hall University. An avid hiker, Marilyn also uses her spare time to pursue music.

Photo of Michelle GMichelle Gelber
Director of Planned Giving
Phone: 212-404-3938

Michelle is a senior planned giving professional with more than 25 years of experience at major New York City medical institutions. Prior to joining NYU Langone in 2010, she practiced planned giving and major gift fundraising at Columbia University Medical Center, Mount Sinai, Beth Israel Hospital, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, and Pace University. She is a graduate of Antioch College and began her career as an urban planner in New York City.

Photo of Bill SchefferBill Scheffer
Director of Planned Giving
Phone: 516-458-7632

Bill practiced law at a number of law firms (including Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz) for the better part of a decade—and spent most of that time working as a trusts and estates attorney—before beginning his charitable gift planning career at Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 2011. In 2015 he became director of Planned Giving at the hospital now known as NYU Winthrop Hospital. He serves on the board of the Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York (PPGGNY), co-chairs PPGGNY’s philanthropy committee, and serves on PPGGNY’s communications and marketing committee. He earned his BA at Yale College and his JD at Yale Law School.


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