Marcella Kanfer Rolnick
Founding Director, Chair
Marcella Kanfer Rolnick focuses on creating meaning and value every day through her diverse family enterprise – which includes GOJO, inventor of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, and an array of early-stage ventures and philanthropic foundations. Marcella is Vice Chair of GOJO with a focus on championing sustainability, innovation, and organizational effectiveness. She co-founded Walnut Ridge Strategic Management Company, provider of management and administration services to select for-profit and nonprofit entities. And she chairs Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah. Keys to our family’s organizational successes are core values that drive us to seek possibilities for making the world better; co-creation & collaboration; getting people, strategy and culture right; and non-stop learning.
Marcella also serves on a wide variety of for-profit and nonprofit boards, including EP Technology, developer and licensor of non-thermal plasma to solve problems in healthcare and biological sciences; Case Western Reserve University’s Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, which advances the scholarship and practice of flourishing enterprise; American Jewish World Service, which is dedicated to ending poverty and realizing human rights in the developing world; and Hannah Senesh Community Day School. Marcella also actively engages in nurturing vibrant Jewish life in her local communities. She holds a Stanford MBA and a BA from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs. Marcella, along with her husband, three sons and daughter, resides in Brooklyn, NY; Akron, OH; and Chautauqua, NY.