Author Archive for: Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk
Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk
Co-Founder/President of The Memnosyne Institute (known as The Memnosyne Foundation 2005-2013), Mary Ann is a frequently requested speaker, having done so in Asia/Europe/Americas, including serving as a speaker for the United Nation’s NEXUS Summit in 2011/2012/2013, Heifer International, and as workshop designer/facilitator for Club of Budapest’s (COB) “2010 Design Me A Planet” Conference”; Cordoba Initiative’s Malaysia “WISE Conference” ; and for ELCAS’s international Women For A Caring World 2013-2014.
She led Memnosyne to help negotiate the first alliance in 300 years between the Hopi/Navajo Nations, hosted the mediation for the Liberian Diaspora/Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission via a Memnosyne/Interfaith Center of New York (she serves on their board) collaboration ; and serves as Vice-Chair of Giordano Bruno University(GBU). She negotiated between GBU/GreenWorld Restoration/COB to create Memnosyne’s “School Out of A Box” project aimed at making highschool-doctoral level education available to the poorest regions of the world.
She’s received humanitarian awards including Women That Soar Award, Aga Khan Foundation’s Appreciation Award, SMU’s Profiles In Leadership Award & will receive Northwood University’s 2013 Distinguished Women Award.
She serves as Co-Founder/President of The John Philp Thompson Foundation, providing funding to research non-radiation/chemotherapy treatments for brain cancer; serves on The Mexic-Arte Museum Board; Advisory Boards for both Chicago’s WomanMade Art Gallery who states, "Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk is a prolific artist, writer and social activist!" and Indigenous Institute of Americas.
Honored by AIA as the only non-architect invited to participate in “The Art of Architects” Exhibition, & by The Buckminster Fuller Institute, due to her innovations with geodesics, she was selected out of 500 artists worldwide as ARTV’s Sculptor of the Year. Her sculpture is in private collections/publications. She curates exhibitions, for non-profits & via her art production company, Thompson Fine Art’s Inc. She serves as Executive Producer for Memnosyne’s film-based outreach programs, ‘Many Paths, One Source”, “Memnosyne Institute Mural Empowerment Project: Sankofa!“, and “Empowering A Generation” designed to promote understanding of leading integral theories among young humanitarians.
She has written for magazines & authored chapters for books including, STEP JOURNAL: Wealth Structuring Analysis for Trust and Estate Practitioners, and Social Acupuncture: How Facilitating Integral Philanthropy is the Future of Impactful Humanitarianis" co-written with her husband, Joshua Frenk, for Dr. Ervin Laszlo’s 2013 book, “Dawn of the Akashic Age: New Consciousness, Quantum Resonance, and the Future of The World". Look for her book, Romancing Mexico featuring her insights alongside photography by Gray Hawn in 2013!
For more information, please visit memnosynefoundation.org.
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