Gabrielle G. “Gabby” McCree ’83

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Gabrielle Gelzer “Gabby” McCree has been teaching English as a second language to adults for more than 10 years at the YWCA in White Plains, Manhattanville College in Purchase, and the Community Resource Center in Mamaroneck, all in the New York metropolitan area.

Over the past 25 years McCree has been an active volunteer in many capacities. She co-chairs the Imagine Initiative at Rye Presbyterian Church, a $4 Million capital campaign, and previously co-chaired the church’s annual stewardship. She has chaired the Women’s Association Community Grants program for 10 years; has served as a Stephen Leader, facilitating continuing education programs; and teaches Sunday school. McCree has been involved in community-based organizations and at her children’s schools for more than 20 years. For the last three years she has worked as a mentor to high school students from the Hunts Point Alliance Center in the Bronx.

Previously, McCree was employed at Lehman College in the Bronx and before that worked at Chemical Bank in human resources and corporate contributions in New York City.

McCree graduated from Mary Baldwin University in 1983 and continues with selected graduate studies in education at Manhattanville College and continuing education courses at the New School, Columbia University and NYS Teachers of English of Students of other languages. McCree and her husband, Don, have three children. They have lived in New York City, London, Westchester County, and are currently splitting their time between Boston and New York. Their adult children, Lori and Chris, are working and living in New York City and their youngest, Andrea, is a student at the University of Virginia.