February 26, 2024

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation Welcomes 3 New Board Members

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation has announced three new members of the board: Jim ErlickEmily McGill and Edwin Schloss. Erlick, McGill and Schloss join current Al Hirschfeld Foundation board members Robert BaderLawrence BenensonValerie Kempner and president Lynn Surry.

Jim Erlick, founder of The Erlick Group which conceives and brokers disruptive sponsorships and promotions on a national, regional and local basis with distinctive entertainment properties in theatre, music, film, family and venues for the past 30 years. He is a seasoned marketing executive with 14 years prior experience in the financial services, packaged goods and beverage alcohol industries at American Express, General Foods and Seagram Wine Company. For the past seven years he has been working with the Foundation on a variety of projects including the very popular partnership with Broadway Cares to produce small editions of performer signed Hirschfeld prints to raise funds for both non-profits. For more information on his work, visit Erlick-Group.com.

Emily McGill is a multi-disciplinary artist and recovering Broadway publicist. At Columbia University’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute, she is earning her M.A. in Psychology focusing on spirituality. Emily is a youth member of the American Psychological Association, International Association of Applied Psychology, Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences, and the Scientific & Medical Network. She has credits on 20 Broadway shows, including the Tony Award winners A Raisin in the Sun starring Denzel Washington, MemphisBilly Elliot, and Disney's The Lion King. For more, visit IvyLeagueWitch.com.

Edwin Schloss is a native New Yorker. He received his B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he majored in playwriting, so, naturally, he became a money manager. He worked with his father, the famed investor, Walter Schloss, for over twenty five years. After retirement, he was a member of the Broadway League as a Tony Voter. In 2010, Edwin received a Tony Award for best revival of a musical for La Cage aux Folles. He resides in New Canaan, Connecticut with his wife, Maureen. They are blessed to have two wonderful daughters, Katie & Emily.

“We are delighted that our board is getting both bigger and better.” says Lynn Surry, President of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation. “All three of these new members bring different attributes and ideas to the table, and all are admirers of Al Hirschfeld and believe in the mission of the Foundation. Jim has used his extensive network to create projects that both fulfill our mission and raise funds, and his election to the board just deepens his commitment. We have been working with Emily on a project to be announced soon and we really value her fresh approach to our activities. Ed is a returning board member and has long been a Hirschfeld friend, collector and supporter to the Foundation. I am so excited what this board can do."

“We are delighted that our board is getting both bigger and better.”

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