Susan Manilow is an avid art collector and highly involved in both the Jewish community and the Democratic Party in Chicago. As a longtime friend to Bill Clinton and Al Gore, Ms. Manilow has hosted dozens of events for the Democratic National Committee. Ms. Manilow served on the finance committees in campaigns for Clinton, Gore, Jimmy Carter, and Chicago’s former mayor, Richard Daley. She is a trustee of Mt. Sinai Hospital and the National Park Foundation and past member of Chicago Board of Health Commission and the Environmental Defense Fund.