Marjorie Knight Crane
Marjorie Knight Crane became a Knight Foundation trustee in March 1994.
She is a member of the Program Committee.
Crane studied theater arts at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in communications from Queens College, (now, Queens University of Charlotte). She serves on the executive committee of the President’s Advisory Circle of Queens University of Charlotte and remains involved with the Friends of Music and Friends of the Library at Queens. Crane and her husband, Alpo, endowed the Alpo F. and Marjorie Knight Crane Chair of Communications at Queens.
Presently residing in Charlotte, N.C., Crane was born in Miami, Fla., and has traveled widely. She has lived in Belgium and Japan. Crane has been involved in a variety of community activities including service with Junior Leagues in Miami, Phoenix, Racine, WI and Charlotte, N.C. She remains a sustaining member of the Junior League.
Crane is a member of the Opera Guild of Charlotte, and serves as advisor to the Crown Society of Carolinas Concert Association. She was past president of RibbonWalk Conservancy, Inc., Charlotte’s 192-acre urban forest (a property now under the auspices of the land owner, Mecklenburg Park and Recreation Department). She is involved with several wildlife and conservation organizations.
She is one of four daughters of James L. Knight.