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Wilma "Billie" Tisch (nA(C)e Stein), a graduate of the Skidmore College and billionaire heir to the Tisch family fortune (through the Loews Corporation, which remains under family control).


Tisch was born in 1927 in Long Branch, New Jersey but grew up in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Her father, the son of German Jewish immigrants, worked as a journalist and later in the automotive industry; her mother was the daughter of Lithuanian Jewish immigrants. Her family belonged to a Conservative synagogue. She has one sister Mike. She attended public schools and graduated with a B.S. from Skidmore College in 1948 with a major in economics and a minor in accounting.
After school, she took a job with Time, Inc as a secretary and soon after was married to Laurence Tisch in 1948. Early in his career, Tisch made his living from kosher hotels which catered to the Jewish community.
In 1962, she became a trustee of the Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla, New York serving on its board of directors. In 1969, she became a member of the Distribution Committee of Federation of Jewish Philanthropies which was responsible for allocating resources to charities that supported the Jewish community. She was instrumental in obtaining Federation sponsorship for Blythedale which also ran a program on joint disease in addition to being a children's hospital. In 1975, she became chairman of the Distribution Committee of the Federation. In 1980, she became the first woman to serve as president of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies serving until 1983. She also served as the board chairwoman of the WNYC Foundation, Vice Chairman of United Way of New York City, Director of the Tisch Foundation, Trustee of Skidmore College, Trustee of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Trustee of the September 11th Fund, and served on the Mayora??s Transition Advisory Council of New York City.
In 1976, she received the Louis Marshall Medal from the Jewish Theological Seminary

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The 2005 death of her husband, Robert, and the 2003 death of his brother and business partner, Laurence, left her and her sister-in-law, Wilma “Billie” Tisch, overseeing a multibillion-dollar fortune. Their husbands turned Loews, a theater chain when ...
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Tisch Family Gives $30 Million to N.Y.U.

They have been major supporters of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where Laurence Tisch is a trustee, and to the New York Public Library and the Children's Museum. Both have been substantial supporters of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.
Posted: January 24, 1989, 4:00 pm
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