Genine Macks Fidler 

National Council on the Humanities

Genine Macks Fidler

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Genine Macks Fidler is a retired attorney now serving in leadership positions in numerous nonprofit enterprises. She earned her JD from NYU School of Law in 1980 (cum laude) and served as an editor of its law review. Fidler’s legal practice specialized in trusts and estates, taxation, and not-for-profit organizations, first at Wilkie Farr & Gallagher in New York City and then at Shapiro & Olander in Baltimore, Maryland. Fidler is president of the Louise D. & Morton J. Macks Family Foundation, Inc., and a board member of several other private foundations. She is a life director and a past chair of the board of the Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.  

Recently, Fidler concluded a six-year term as a trustee at Brown University. She continues to serve Brown in numerous capacities, including as founding co-chair of the President’s Advisory Council on Internships, which is dedicated to reimagining co-curricular experiential learning and providing internships and research opportunities for Brown undergraduates regardless of financial circumstances. In this capacity, she and her co-chair led Brown’s effort at the onset of the pandemic to reimagine a meaningful summer experience for Brown students in a period of unprecedented disruption. Fidler’s team marshaled all university stakeholders, along with Brown’s global network of alumni and parents, to develop, create, and oversee impactful and educational virtual experiences for more than a thousand students in the summer of 2020. Fidler is also a founding co-chair of the Brown Women’s Leadership Council and remains a board member. She also serves as a trustee of Brown/RISD Hillel.