Marcella Kanfer Rolnick focuses on creating meaning and value every day through her diverse family enterprise – which is anchored by GOJO, the global leader in skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home markets and inventor of PURELL®, and includes a family office and two philanthropic foundations. As Executive Chair of GOJO, Marcella ensures that the long-term preconditions are in place for viability and vitality. Keys to her family’s successes are core values that drive them to seek possibilities for making the world better; co-creation & collaboration; getting people, strategy and culture right; and non-stop learning.
Amongst her nonprofit commitments, Marcella is the founding chair of Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah and a member of the board of Lippman Kanfer Family Foundation. She is on the board of Hannah Senesh Community Day School in Brooklyn, NY; is founding chair of UJA Brooklyn; and serves on UJA-Federation of NY’s Planning Cabinet and Community LAB Cabinet. Marcella is also founding chair of Romemu Brooklyn. Marcella serves as a member of the Advisory Board of Case Western Reserve University’s Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. Prior Jewish board involvements include American Jewish World Service, Joshua Venture, and Jewish Funders Network.
Marcella earned her MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and her BA from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs. She studied at the Rothberg International School of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Marcella, along with her husband, three sons and daughter, resides in Brooklyn, NY; Akron, OH; and Chautauqua, NY.