EducationBA, Smith College (Art History)
MEd, University of Massachusetts
Margery Goldman spent two years teaching reading and photography to fourth, fifth and sixth-graders on the Navajo reservation. Moving next to Santa Fe, she taught at Santa Domingo Pueblo and the Santa Fe Indian School and wrote and published a curriculum on Pueblo Indian history that was adopted by the state of New Mexico.
In 1981, she moved to Denver, where she began developing participatory exhibits for the Denver Children's Museum. In 1983 she opened, with a partner, a design firm specializing in exhibit design for museums and corporations and started a greeting card company called Mensch Press. Ten years later, Goldman and some friends invented a product called Grafeeties®, the Original Bumper Stickers for Shoes,® which they manufactured and marketed. The company was purchased by one of their distributors in 2001.
Goldman then moved to Boulder, and at the age of 52, married the love of her life, Marvin Naiman, who was a beloved trustee and friend of Naropa. Together they began a life focused on philanthropy. Following the passing of her husband Marvin in 2005, Goldman continued their philanthropic work. She is a member of the Women Donors Network, a national organization of progressive women philanthropists. Areas of particular interest include the progressive Jewish movement, women's empowerment, and contemplative education.