Daisy M. Soros is the Chairman of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans that supports two years of graduate study for 60 fellows each year. Mrs. Soros is a member of the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College where she also serves as Founding Chairman of the Dean’s Council. She is an Advisory Director of the Metropolitan Opera, an Honorary Trustee of International House, Secretary on the board of the New York Philharmonic, and a Director Emeritus of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She serves on the boards of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the American Austrian Foundation, the Foreign Policy Association, and the Venetian Heritage, and is former Chairman of the Board of the Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. She received an honorary Doctor of Laws at Bates College in Maine, an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York and an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from New York School of Interior Design. Innumerable institutions have honored her, including Ellis Island, Henry Street Settlement and Lincoln Center.
Mrs. Soros grew up in Hungary and graduated from the Ecole Hotelier in Lausanne, Switzerland. She came to the United States on a student visa, enrolling at Columbia University. She later attended the New York School of Interior Design, and NYU’s School of Social Work, and worked extensively as a counselor to terminally ill patients and their families.
Mrs. Soros has two sons, Peter and Jeffrey, and is the proud grandmother of five grandchildren.