Headshot of Christine Chambers Gilfillan
President, The MCJ Amelior Foundation
Member, Women's Leadership Board, Women and Public Policy Program

Christine Chambers Gilfillan is President of The MCJ Amelior Foundation, her family’s foundation, which assists those entities that encourage mentoring relationships, are creating unique entrepreneurial opportunities, and promoting national and local participation in voluntary community programs and services. In the international arena the foundation engages in work to promote the Millennium Development Goals and halve the number of people living in extreme poverty by 2015, with a particular focus on ending deaths from malaria. In 1997, Christine played an integral role in the development and implementation of the President’s Summit for America’s Future (America’s Promise). This event, which took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from April 27 – 29, was chaired by General Colin Powell. Christine’s role focused on the executive production of this three-day event. In addition, she was responsible for Chairing the Leadership Roundtable Luncheon after the Summit’s opening ceremonies for Presidents Clinton, Bush, Ford and General Colin Powell.

Christine serves on Boards of New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark Museum, Kent Place School and is the President of the Women’s Association of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. She is co-founder of Jersey Cares, which organizes teams of socially-minded individuals for community service projects and a founding member of The New York City Chapter of the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Richmond. She is a 1994 graduate of Leadership New Jersey. Christine resides in Madison, NJ with her husband, Michael, and four children, Michael, Patrick, Natalie and Elisabeth. 

Membership Type: Individual Member