The Judith and Norman Fields Fund was established in 1992 as a donor advised fund administered by The New York Community Trust.
Judy was born and grew up in Brooklyn. She attended James Madison High School and graduated from New York University. She worked as an advertising executive on Madison Avenue for Dancer Fitzgerald and then for Saatchi And Saatchi. She was a life long Dodgers fan, despite their move to Los Angeles, which she never forgave them for. As consolation and in protest, at every Yankees game she would root for the Mets. She adored her children, loved her family and New York City. With the little bit of spare time she had, Judy volunteered at The Met and The NY Public Libraries.
Norman was born in Lawrence New York. He attended The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and then received his masters from what would become the NYU Stern School of Business. He spent more than 60 years working on Wall Street, beginning at Chemical Bank, later worked for Jack Dreyfus, Abraham and Company, and was a founding partner at Brean Murray. He played trombone, was a devoted jazz aficionado. An excellent chess player, he claimed to have once beat Bobby Fischer. Norman loved sports, the Yankees and the Knicks.
Throughout its lifetime The Judith and Norman Fields Fund has provided support to innumerable community, educational, and cultural organizations in New York, the greater New England area and across the country.
Central Park Conservancy
Dress For Success
Mt. Sinai Hospital NYC
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
The Palace of Fine Arts SF
Dance Place Washington DC
Union Settlement Assoc East Harlem
Music Mountain Falls Village CT