Honoring & Remembering Ms. Marie Sevell

We are deeply saddened to share that former Chairwoman of the Garden State Arts Foundation, Marie Sevell, has passed.

Marie’s commitment to the arts spanned several decades. She was a long-time, generous financial contributor to the Cultural Fund, and was honored as a true champion of the arts in New Jersey. Over the many years, she helped millions of school children and seniors enjoy the wonderful free programs presented at the PNC Bank Arts Center.

In 1999 Marie received the sixth esteemed Francis Albert Sinatra Tribute to the Performing Arts award, which recognizes dedication to improving the cultural life of residents in the state of New Jersey through the support of the Foundation. She joined the ranks of this award’s many distinguished past honorees, including the beloved Frank Sinatra himself.

We invite you to click the button below to read Marie’s official obituary to learn more about her life, family, and accomplishments.

Our sincere condolences
to our dear friend’s family & friends.

Fannie Marie Sevell

Ms. Marie Sevell

(October 21, 1935 – June 24, 2024)