Ingrid Ongaro Edelman is an active member of the Teaching Matters Board of Directors, as well as a founding Co-Chair of its Chairman’s Council.
Ingrid’s philanthropic efforts are manyfold: she is an Honorary Board Member of the Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons and is also a member of the Executive Committee of Special Projects at Memorial Sloan Kettering – where she has been involved for over 20 years. She has been at the forefront of numerous Parent Committees at her daughters’ schools, notably the Design Committee at the Hotchkiss School for the Edelman Dormitory designed by Robert Stern, and a number of fundraising projects at Georgetown University, including its Scholarship Fund Parent Committee. Ingrid is also passionate about the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, where her husband Thomas Edelman is a Chair Emeritus.
In addition to being a prolific civic contributor, Ingrid has run Ongaro Interiors, a New York-based interior design firm, since 2009. Prior to that, she was an associate of Gay Hackett, Inc.
Ingrid is a graduate of the New York School of Interior Design and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Washington in Seattle.