Nancy Marshall

Nancy Marshall Nancy Marshall

In 2016, Nancy Marshall established the John and Nancy Marshall Everglades Educational Fund designated for education programs administered by the Everglades Foundation. Known as the John Marshall Everglades Legacy, its mission is to continue the work and legacy of her late husband, John A. Marshall. Most recently, Nancy Marshall was president of the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades (ARMF) – a nonprofit organization devoted to developing, promoting and delivering award-winning, science-based environmental education programs and public outreach programs that are central to the restoration of the Everglades ecosystem. Due to her volunteer efforts with ARMF, over the last sixteen years, community involvement in this grass-roots organization grew from zero to more than one million people per year. She is also lauded for negotiating numerous community partnerships, with like-minded organizations, to develop the next generation as stewards of the environment. The retired Marriott marketing executive, and marketing consultant to Pine Jog Environmental Education Center/ Florida Atlantic University, is a past president of the Fine Arts Association, Gainesville Florida; honorary chairwoman, Belfair Artists Association, Washington DC; honorary member Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority; co-recipient of 2001 “Conservationist of the Year” award from Audubon Society of the Everglades; and co-author of Everglades Restoration, Cypress Tree Planting, McGraw Hill. She served on the board of directors of the National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA) based in Washington, D.C., for six years. Before joining the NWRA board, she presented workshops on behalf of NWRA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife around the United States, championing environmental stewardship and ethnic diversity in our parks and refuges, delivering programs that connect children with the environment. In 2010, Nancy was awarded the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service Regional Director’s Award for championing efforts to provide a state-of-the-art interpretive Everglades’ exhibits at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. She was also recognized by the local chapter of the Audubon Society for her tireless work for the environment. As a community leader, Nancy served on the board of directors, and is past president of YWCA of Palm Beach County where she lobbied for women’s rights, implemented outdoor programs for girls aged 8-13, and was instrumental in adopting measurable strategic plans. Other significant acknowledgements include recognition as one of Palm Beach County’s “Best and Brightest Women” by the Lupus Foundation of America, SE Florida Chapter and lauded as an “unsung hero” for spear-heading the 2010 Everglades Coalition Conference. In 2011, Nancy received the George M. Barley Conservationist of the Year Award, at the Annual Everglades Coalition Conference, a 55 member state and national organization, and on May 5, 2011 Executive Women of the Palm Beaches awarded her its annual Women in Leadership Award, Volunteer Sector for her outstanding accomplishments. In 2013, Nancy was invested into the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller, where she now serves on its board of trustees. Nancy is the widow of Col. John Arthur Marshall, who was founder and chairman of the board of the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades. She resides in West Palm Beach.