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Lorette Simon Gross

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Lorette began her career at the global advertising agency D’arcy Masius Benton & Bowles where she served in the New York and Los Angeles offices. Her major clients included Proctor & Gamble, Burger King, Kraft, and Mars. She then went to work for clients NestlĂ© and Disney at Dailey & Associates. Lorette left Dailey to spend more time with her family and to pursue philanthropic causes. She is a dedicated member of the Women’s Guild at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she served as president. This non-profit group has raised more than $50 million for projects at the medical center, including The Breast Center, The Lung Institute, and The Simulation Center. She has also served in volunteer/leadership positions at Harvard-Westlake School and Curtis School.

Lorette is a Cornell Communication (CALS) and Johnson School graduate and proud supporter of Cornell University, specifically the Cornell Health Center, the Greek system, and the Department of Communication. She has been a member of the Cornell University Council, the Cornell Parents Committee, as well as the Department of Communication Advisory Board. In addition, she is serving as co-chair of major gifts for her 30th Cornell class reunion in June 2019 (which she co-chaired for the 25th reunion as well). She was recently elected to Cornell’s Board of Trustees by her fellow Alumni.

Lorette lives in Beverly Hills, California with her husband Keith and their two sons Bennett ‘20 and Matthew ‘23.