Since the mid-1960s Mrs. Swig has played a pivotal role in the community as a businesswoman, advisor, activist, and philanthropist. She has served in key positions in the arts, business, academic, political and social welfare communities. Mrs. Swig attended the University of California at Berkeley as an undergraduate and has been awarded honorary Masters and Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees from the San Francisco Art Institute. Mrs. Swig is the widow of the late Richard Lewis Swig and has four children (Rick Swig, Susan Watkins, Marjorie Swig, and Carol Swig Sedlack) and twelve grandchildren. This is a partial list of her accomplishments, highlighting Jewish involvement.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES – CURRENT
American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Washinton, D.C.
National Vice President 1987-1994; 1998-.
Brandeis University, International Research Institute on Jewish Women, Waltham, MA.
Member, Board of Directors, 1997-.
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
National Board Member, 1990. Chairman, Former Soviet Union Committee, 1995-1997. Treasurer and Chairman, Finance and Budget Committee, 1997-1998.
Women's Forum West. Member, 1990-; Board Member 1999-.
International Women's Forum. Member 1990-.
Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Israel. International Board of Governors, 1991-.
Jewish Museum of San Francisco. Member, Board of Directors, 1984-.
Jewish Community Federation. President, Board of Directors, 1992-1994. Campaign Chairman, 1984. President, Women's Division, 1974-1978. Member, Board of Directors, 1974-.
Amos: The National Jewish Partnership for Social Justice. Member, Board of Directors, 1999-.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES – PAST
Mayor Dianne Feinstein's Committee for a Memorial to the Six Million Victims of the Holocaust. By Mayoral Appointment. Chairman, Design Committee, 1981-1984.
State of Israel Bonds. Associate National Chairman, 1984. General Chairman, Northern California, 1982-1983.
United Jewish Appeal. National Board of Directors, 1994-1997.
Jewish Vocational Services Agency. Member, Board of Directors, 1973-1974; Board President, 1976-1978.