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Jo Carole Lauder has long been devoted to the active support of the arts and civic causes. Mrs. Lauder has worked extensively with The Museum of Modern Art in New York. She was the President of The International Council for sixteen years and is currently President Emerita. With the Checkerboard Film Foundation, Mrs. Lauder was an associate producer of a documentary on the history of the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and producer of the films Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments and Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawings. Mrs. Lauder is Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies, a member of the Trustees of the Mount Sinai Medical Center; a member of the executive committee of the Board of the American Friends of the Israel Museum; a member of the Trustees’ Council at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. She is a former member of the Dean’s Council of the Yale School of Art.