A Shared Love for the Museum: Vincent and Marlyn Sabatino
Vincent Sabatino’s offer to show Marlyn Greenberg around Center City and the Art Museum was the start of a wonderful relationship. A native of Camden, New Jersey, Vincent held the position of clerk in the Camden County Purchasing Department. He loved visiting the Museum, often rushing over after mass to take advantage of free Sunday admission. Marlyn, who never let cerebral palsy hold her back, was born in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, where her family lived above their ladies clothing store business. “A wonderful store—the first in Philadelphia to have air-conditioning!” remarked Vincent. Accounting courses and a talent with numbers led to Marlyn’s working as store bookkeeper. “Her ledgers were a thing of beauty,” her husband observed. The couple met when Vincent visited friends at Camp Greentop, a summer retreat for physically challenged adults nestled in the idyllic Maryland countryside near the President’s Camp David home. Vincent’s subsequent return as a camp counselor gave the two the opportunity to become acquainted. The Sabatinos’ shared love of the Museum—Marlyn gravitates toward modern art, Vincent favors the Chinese rooms and Japanese tea garden—developed into a desire to give back to the institution that has meant so much in their lives together. “History tells us where we were and where we’re going, and the Museum is full of the beautiful things of history,” said Vincent.
Vincent and Marlyn Sabatino
“ You don’t need vast wealth to make a difference—a lot of people can be part of something important. ” — Vincent Sabatino
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