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Bren Simon
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Madeleine Albright and Bren Simon at a 2009 book luncheon honoring Madeleine Albright in New York. Photo: Robert Caplin
Biography
Bren Simon is the president of MBS Associates, Inc., LLC, a property management company headquartered in Carmel, Ind. From 1995 to 1998, Mrs. Simon was president of Gambit Capital Management, an investment company. From 1975 to 1995, she was the owner of Corporate Design Associates Inc. Her work has been published in a variety of magazines, including Architectural Digest.
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Mrs. Simon, like her late husband Mel, supports numerous charitable, political, and civic organizations. In addition to directing both the Mel and Bren Simon Charitable Trust and the Max Simon Charitable Trust, Mrs. Simon is co-founder of The Family Support Center, a 24-hour child abuse care center. She is also a member of the board of directors of CHIP, the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, and the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation. She serves on the board of advisors for the Indiana Childrens Wish Fund, the Heartland Film Festival, and Dance Kaleidoscope. She is a trustee of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Indiana Museum of African American History, and the Indianapolis Zoo Executive Prize Committee.

In 1998, Mrs. Simon began working with the Mission International Rescue Foundation (MIR), which serves the children and young women of La Romana, Dominican Republic. She is responsible for the creation of the Centro de Promocion Rural Max Simon (The Center of Rural Promotion Max Simon), an orphanage that provides a safe environment for boys who have been abandoned, abused, or are living in extreme poverty. Mrs. Simon also created the Bren Simon MIR Foundation Girls Vocational School.

In 1997, Mrs. Simon was awarded an honorary doctorate in humanities from Northwood University in Florida. In 1998, she and her late husband were honored as "Man and Woman of the Year" by the Anti-Defamation League.

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1.Madeleine Albright
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1.Image Gallery: Madeleine Albright Book Luncheon
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