Evan & Tracy Segal Family Foundation

As a family, we believe in the importance of giving back in the spirit of tikkun olam (humanity's shared responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world). We created The Evan and Tracy Segal Family Foundation to achieve this goal - and we support numerous civic and community organizations.



We are proud to announce the hiring of Marla Werner as the Executive Director of the Evan and Tracy Segal Family Foundation. Working collaboratively with our Board, Marla will focus on launching and running the next phase of strategic growth and development for the Foundation.


As part of this new initiative, we will be developing a strategic plan that will refine the foundation’s mission and focus areas - as well as determine strategies to advance the foundation’s philanthropic vision. As a team, the Foundation will engage in grantmaking and partnership work that has maximum impact, makes a difference in the world, provides leadership, and leverages the family’s philanthropic endeavors.


Marla comes to the Foundation with 20+ years of experience in sales, marketing, strategic planning and development. Marla has worked with both non-profit organizations and for-profit businesses, creating sustainable growth strategies that empower organizations to reach their highest potential.  Marla will continue lead to MPower (her creative growth strategy agency) while taking on the position of Executive Director.

Executive Director - Marla Werner

President - Tracy Segal

Chairman - Evan Segal

 Vice Presidents - Ariel Segal Eck, Tess Segal De Paula, Marcus De Paula, Christopher Eck


Tess Segal De Paula is a Strategic Business Consultant, Previously, she wasb the Senior Manager of Growth Marketing at Soko Glam, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Andie Swimwear and a Senior Business Development and Marketing Strategist at Siegel+Gale. She also worked at Lancome USA, Kiehl's (A L'Oreal Company) and the Corcoran Gallery of Art – Corcoran College of Art and Design. Tess earned her MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business 2015 Class. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude from The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

Ariel P. Segal is Head of Insights at Foursquare. She previously worked for GoProPureWow , UrbanDaddy Inc., Washington Life Magazine and Tory Burch. Ariel is a graduate of the NYU Stern School of Business (MBA 2017 Class) and  The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration).

Recent Events:


- NYU Stern Leadership Fellows

- "Preparing For Private Company Mergers & Acquisistions" PWC/Cohen Grigsby

- Goldman Sachs/New York

Presentation to Private Wealth Management



-  The Business Growth Expo - Pittsburgh Business Times

- Institute for Entrepren.eurial Excellence (IEE)

- Association For Corporate Growth (ACG)

- WSJ Radio: Daily Wrap

- Bloomberg: Taking Stock

- Business Talk Radio Network

- Inc. Magazine

- Business Finance Magazine


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