Lilo J. Leeds created the first on-site Day Care and Infant Care Center on Long Island at CMP Media Inc. She also started an After School on-site Center and a summer day camp for CMP Media Inc. employee’s school aged children.
Lilo Leeds is co-founder and co-chairperson of the Institute for Student Achievement, a non-profit organization committed to economic and social change in disadvantaged communities through education and youth programs. She and her husband Gerard, created the Manhasset-based Institute in 1990.
Corporate entrepreneurs, Gerard and Lilo Leeds, co-founded CMP Media Inc., a leading publisher of business newspapers, magazines and information services specializing in high technology. Lilo Leeds is one of the founders and directors of The Schott Foundation for Public Education, an organization devoted to developing and strengthening the movement for equity in education and childcare.
Lilo Leeds is a member of the Child Care Council of Nassau County, the Great Neck/Manhasset Community Child Care Partnership, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Arnold and Joan Saltzman/Hofstra Child Care Center.
Lilo Leeds was an Associate Trustee of North Shore University Hospital and is on the Board of the North Shore Child & Family Guidance. Lilo Leeds serves as an honoree of Women on the Job, was named “Woman of the Year” by the Long Island Association, was an honoree of the National Organization of Women and received the Barbara Kramer Memorial Award from the Port Washington Children’s Center. Mr. and Mrs. Leeds were recognized as Honorary Citizens of Roosevelt for their work with the STAR program for the Roosevelt High School, and for the “Writing to Read” Program for kindergarten and first grade, in Westbury.
Mrs. Leeds is a refugee from Hitler Germany and came to the US in 1939. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Queens College and an M.A. from SUNY at Stony Brook. She received an honorary doctorate from both institutions. Mrs. Leeds is a long-time resident of Long Island and has five grown children.