Marie Granor, now retired, taught elementary school and pre-school in the Philadelphia School District for 18 years. She has been a community volunteer throughout her adult life, including teaching English to immigrants through the Nationalities Service Center, and serving as both a Girl Scout leader and a Cub Scout den mother. She is a member of Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, where she volunteered for the Golden Years Resource Service for many years. She has 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

Along with her husband, Bernard, and several others, Marie founded the Hebrew Free Loan Society of Greater Philadelphia in 1984, and served as the group’s intake manager for many years. She enjoyed interacting with the group’s borrowers, and seeing how a small loan can make a big difference in their lives.