Bachelor in English Literature, Queens College, 1965. Master in Social Work, Adelphi University, 1976.
Resource associate Community Council Greater New York, New York City, 1976, network consultant, 1977, director information services project, 1978-1979, director employment and training projects, 1979-1981, director department information services, 1981-1982. Caterer, 1982-1983; program officer The New York Foundation, 1984-1988. Executive director The Long Island Community Foundation, since 1988.
Vice president, executive board Long Island Coalition for Fair Broadcasting. Member Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women (Outstanding Achievement in Community Service award 1992), National Society Fundraising Executives (board directors Long Island chapter since 1989).
Married Neil Stephen Sonenberg, December 22, 1963 (deceased October 1981). Children: Nina Elise, Daniel Matthew.