Norma, originally from Philadelphia, attended Pennsylvania State University as an education and journalism major; she then worked in marketing and advertising.
Norma, originally from Philadelphia, attended Pennsylvania State University as an education and journalism major; she then worked in marketing and advertising. Most of her adult life has been devoted to nonprofits, including board positions, with an emphasis on marketing, retail and development. Ms. Klorfine was president of the women’s committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which raised between a half-million and a million dollars a year, and she chaired the renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. At the same time, she was an ex-oficio member of the museum’s board, as well as on the museum’s curatorial committee for Indian and Himalayan art. Ms. Klorfine also served as a docent in historic homes in Philadelphia and at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City.
Locally, Ms. Klorfine has served as a board member of IslandWood, the environmental learning center on Bainbridge Island, the Bellevue Arts Museum and Pratt Fine Arts Center. She currently serves on the board of the Kravis Center for Performing Arts in Florida. She is the director of the Klorfine Foundation, whose mission is to collaborate with environmental, educational, medical research, and arts and cultural institutions through a venture philanthropy approach to funding. In addition to the UW Medicine Eye Institute, the foundation has granted major funds to the Pilchuck Glass School, Glacier National Park, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pratt Fine Arts Center, the Kravis Center for Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Symphony, Scripps, Max Planck Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, IslandWood, Virginia Mason and Benaroya Research Institute. Norma and her husband, Leonard, live on Singer Island in Florida.