She and her husband, Lawrence H. Finkelhor (aka L. Herbert Finkelhor), founded the Business Training College in downtown Pittsburgh in 1933. It eventually became the four-year Point Park College. Mrs. Finkelhor, a native of New York City, was president of the college until 1971.
Dorothy Finkelhor died on July 19, 1988, aged 86, at her home in Ocean Ridge, Florida.
She was survived by her husband, three children and six grandchildren.