Gail Ronson

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Dame Gail Ronson, DBE (born 3 July 1946) is a British charity fundraiser and the wife of businessman Gerald Ronson whom she married when she was 21 years old;[1] she has four children - Lisa, Amanda, Nicole, and Hayley -[2] and nine grandchildren.[1][3] She is also an aunt by marriage to Mark, Samantha and Charlotte Ronson.

A former model, Gail Ronson has contributed and supported a number of charitable organisations, including:

Damehood and charitable activity[edit]

In the early years of her marriage, she became involved in charity work, handing out meals on wheels to elderly Jews.[1] She later took part in charitable fund-raising initiatives: her first big project was the 125th anniversary of Jewish Care, in 1983, which was attended by Prince Charles and Princess Diana.[1]

Gail Ronson was honoured for philanthropy and as a donor, especially to Jewish Care and the Royal Opera House.[5] She became Dame Gail Ronson, a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, in the 2004 New Year's Honours List.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e Round, Simon (25 February 2010). "Interview: Gail Ronson". The Jewish Chronicle online. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  2. ^ "'My father and I said we'd give it 12 months - six years later I'm still here'". The Telegraph. 14 March 2004. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  3. ^ Hamson, Liz (20 February 2016). "It's a family affair: The Gerald Ronson interview". Property Week. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  4. ^ Debretts biography
  5. ^ "The One Thousand: Faith & Philanthropy". Evening Standard. 5 November 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  6. ^ Property Week tribute to Gail Ronson, 16 January 2004

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