Marjorie Knight Crane
Marjorie Knight Crane, one of four daughters of Knight Foundation co-founder James L. Knight, has been a foundation trustee since March 1994. She serves on the Program Committee.
Crane is on the board of trustees of Queens University of Charlotte (N.C.), where she sits on the Marketing and Community Relations Committee. Crane and her husband, Alpo, endowed the Knight-Crane Chair of Communication and the Knight-Crane Convergence Laboratory at Queens. Crane also serves on the board of advisers for the James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens.
Crane, who lives in Charlotte, was born in Miami and has lived in Belgium and Japan. She has traveled extensively in the United States and abroad.
She has been involved in many community activities, including service with Junior Leagues in Miami, Phoenix, Racine, Wis., and Charlotte. She remains a sustaining member of the Junior League.
In Charlotte, Crane has been active with Metrolina Association for the Blind, Catawba Lands Conservancy, the Crown Society of Charlotte Concerts (formerly Carolinas Concert Association), the Opera Guild of Charlotte, and RibbonWalk Conservancy, among others.
Crane studied theater arts at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in communication from Queens College (now Queens University of Charlotte).