July 2015 Update:
We'd like to update you on the activities of
Eliane Markoff and her innovative charitable organization, Art in Giving.
Last year, they received some visibility from The Globe:
and they produced a 3 minute video:
Art in Giving raises funds for childhood cancer research by selling the fine
arts. It combines the creativity and generosity of over 60 artists with the
needs of talented cancer researchers. Our business model makes it possible
to increase funds available for pediatric cancer research without
compromising other philanthropies. The funds we target are business expenses
allocated for facility management to adorn buildings and offices. We also
target budgets allocated for gifts to recognize individuals such as guest
speakers and board members and to reward executives and other employees. Our
clients include Microsoft, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Sanofi/Genzyme,
Pfizer and Raymond James.
So, if you are still in the working world, or can influence someone who is,
please consider using Eliane's company to beautify your surroundings while
making an impact in fighting childhood cancer. It's a WIN-WIN for all!
May 2011: Our twelfth feature to promote businesses of
DEC Connection members is about Eliane Markoff, Digital engineer-turned
artist and philanthropist.
Eliane Markoff is a multi-talented, results
oriented-executive with thirty years of experience in the high tech and
biotech industries primarily as a marketing executive managing international
programs and staff.
Elianeís current passion is in healthcare, specifically pediatric cancer
research, patient safety, elder care, complementary therapies and
non-invasive diagnoses and treatments.
Eliane is Founder of Art in Giving, a start up recognition company that
combines culture with philanthropy to benefit pediatric cancer research and
to help families cope with childhood cancer.
Organizations often look for new ways to reward outstanding performance to
individuals and teams, express appreciation to board members, clients,
partners and honor guest speakers. Appreciation is typically shown with
gifts such as pens, clocks or bowls.
Art in Giving offers organizations a meaningful alternative. It offers them
the option to recognize individuals or teams with a piece of fine art that
reflects a core theme or a value in an organizationís mission.
If the honorees are presented with a piece of art, they will always remember
the honor and the organization that honored them. If they are presented with
an Art in Giving Certificate, they will have the added benefit of enjoying a
cultural experience before they select their piece of art.
An ancillary yet significant benefit to Art in Giving is that fifty percent
of the proceeds sold through the efforts of Art in Giving are donated to
pediatric cancer research in collaboration with a national scientific
advisory board and the Rachel Molly Markoff Foundation
An Art in Giving gift certificate also makes a great gift for newlyweds and
new home owners.
The Wellesley Weston Magazine featured Art in Giving in its Winter 2009/2010
Eliane was recently interviewed in The New
Vilna Review, an online journal dedicated to exploring questions of modern
Jewish identity from an individual and communal perspective.
is a link to that article.
In addition, Eliane has grown to become a
successful artist with a SOWA Art District Studio on Harrison Ave in Boston.
You can see her work at
www.elianemarkoff.com - [which is one of the most beautiful websites
I've seen - webmaster]
Prior to this latest venture, post-Digital,
Eliane was an Adjunct Professor for Management and Organizational Behavior
at Bentley University.
As a consultant, Eliane reviewed and critiques business plans for start-up
companies. She was on a panel for Best Practices for start-up companies at
the Annual Boston-Haifa Life Sciences Initiative.
Eliane is fluent in French and Arabic. She has been involved with
organizations promoting peace initiatives between Israelis and Palestinians;
she is a certified mediator and conducts workshops on conflict resolution.
Eliane is a Member of the Leadership Council for The Kenneth Schwartz Center
at Mass General Hospital, dedicated to strengthening the relationship
between patients and caregivers. She has been a member of the Board of
Overseers for Newton Wellesley Hospital and a Board of Trustee for The Brain