Garafulich-Grabois Gloria

Gloria Garafulich-Grabois is a native of Chile and a citizen of the United States and Croatia; she has resided in New York for many years. A graduate of the University of Chile, she also studied at New York University, and for a number of years worked at the Chilean Copper Company in New York. Thereafter she was Vice President at a Management Consulting firm serving the Financial Services Industry on Wall Street. Currently, Ms. Garafulich-Grabois works at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., where she is the Managing Editor of two highly acclaimed academic journals, The Chesterton Review in its English version and The Lonergan Review and is Editor of the Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian editions of The Chesterton Review. Since 2004, she is the Associate Director of the Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture. The Institute promotes the life, work and thought of the English writer G. K. Chesterton. In 2013, she designed and presented the exhibit “Chesterton and Freedom” at the 2013 New York Encounter organized by Crossroads Cultural Center in New York.
She is also Director of the Gabriela Mistral Foundation, a non-profit foundation whose mission is to deliver projects and programmes in Chile to children and adults in need. As Director of the foundation, Ms. Garafulich-Grabois wrote, produced and directed the documentary Gabriela Mistral: Her Life, Her Legacy which was launched at a special event at The New York Times in October 2009. She also serves on the Organizing Committee of the Annual Women’s Conference at Seton Hall University.
Areas of personal interest include a life-long commitment to international relations, women’s and children issues, literature, the arts, classical and world music and writing, particularly in relation to Gabriela Mistral and English writers such as G. K. Chesterton and his circle; Chilean and Latin American culture and volunteer work. In 2010 she established the Estelita Adult Literacy Project in rural and semi-rural areas in Chile. She also serves on the Advisory Board of TeletonChile USA; the Chilean Cultural Committee in New York and is the Founder and International Director of the Chapter in Chile of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (WDC), the first chapter in Latin America. As an active member of the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills, she is the Chair of its Leadership Development Institute. She is currently working on a documentary about the Chilean sculptress Lily Garafulic, “Lily Garafulic: Love made into Stone” which will be presented at a special event celebrating the centenary of her birth at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago, Chile in May 2014.

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