As a resident of New York City, Long Island, and Naples, Erika Aron has devoted herself to philanthropy and leadership roles at a broad range of non-profit, arts, and educational institutions for over fifty years. Erika and her husband Peter are long-time supporters of Gulfshore Playhouse, members of Playhouse Partners, and generous contributors to the capital campaign. Erika serves as a member of the Education Committee.
Erika was educated at Douglass College of Rutgers University and the New York School of Interior Design. In New York City, she has been involved with schools (Marymount, Brearley, Episcopal School); museums and galleries (South Street Seaport, the Asia Society, Japan House Gallery); hospitals (Lenox Hill Hospital, NYU Downtown Hospital, United Hospital Fund) and other institutions. The Arons dedicated a gallery in their names at the Asia Society, and Lenox Hill Hospital awarded Erika with their “42 Year Service Award” In Naples, Erika has served on the boards of the Shelter for Abused Women and Children, the Community Foundation, Books for Collier Kids, and Christ Child Society, among many other volunteer activities.
In addition to her interest in opera, classical music, and theater, Erika is a collector of Asian Art.