Beverly Sills

SILLS--Beverly. The Board of Trustees, staff, and volunteers of the March of Dimes mourn the passing of our long-time volunteer and former Chairman of the Board, Beverly Sills. Together with Peter B. Greenough, her late husband and fellow member of the National Board of Trustees, Miss Sills had a remarkable record of service to our work to save babies from birth defects, premature birth and other causes of infant death and disability. Few people were as busy as Miss Sills and yet she devoted herself tirelessly to improving the health of America's children. She was a volunteer for the March of Dimes in 1971, when she was giving 100 performances a year as a reigning opera star, and rose to be Chairman of the Board from 1991 to 1994. Miss Sills brought her trademark warmth, drama, humor, wisdom, and wit to her role with the March of Dimes. We send our deepest condolences to her children and entire family. Kenneth A. May, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Jennifer L. Howse, Ph.D. President

Published in The New York Times on July 4, 2007