Dede Wilsey

CATEGORY: Philanthropists
COMPANY: Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
INDUSTRY: Art & Culture

WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE: Her great grandfather, Herbert Henry Dow, was the founder of Dow Chemical. Her father was U.S. ambassador to Luxemburg and Austria, as well as White House Chief of Protocol under Dwight Eisenhower. Today, she is a prominent figure in the art and culture spheres of San Francisco, having spearheaded the rebuilding of the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. She currently sits on the boards of the San Francisco Ballet and the San Francisco Opera and is the president of the board of trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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