Mary C. Valentine Elected to The Strong's Board of Trustees

The Strong News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700

January 4, 2019

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

Mary C. Valentine Elected to
The Strong’s Board of Trustees

The Strong is pleased to announce that Mary C. Valentine, philanthropist and lead of the Mary Valentine and Andrew Cosman Trust, has been elected to the museum’s Board of Trustees. Valentine, now retired, has served in several roles throughout her career, including at the Children’s Hospital of San Francisco and Canine Companions for Independence in Santa Rosa, California.

Valentine has also served in several volunteer roles, including as the president of the Sonoma County Newcomers, as a member of the World Affairs Council Program Committee, and as a member of the philanthropy-based Impact 100. Valentine, originally from New York, now resides in Santa Rosa California.


About The Strong

The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States and one of the leading museums serving families. The Strong houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play and is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play. Together, these enable a multifaceted array of research, exhibition, and other interpretive and educational activities that serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others around the globe.