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Barbara Tucker

January 1, 2019

1992 – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

In addition to her successful fashion career, Barbara Tucker is a respected national voice for arts, education and health causes. Her career in New York City with many top fashion firms led to the directorship of the Detroit Fashion Group after moving to that city. She also helped establish Northwood’s first fashion curriculum, now highly regarded in the industry. Barbara serves many non-profit organizations as a fund-raiser. She was state president of the Michigan Orchestra Association, national president of the American Symphony Orchestra League’s Volunteer Council and president of the Detroit Symphony’s Volunteer Council. She served three years with Northwood’s National Women’s Board Detroit chapter as FAD Auction chair and chapter chair. She is a Detroit Symphony Orchestra trustee, trustee of ArtServe Michigan, the Karamanos Cancer Foundation and the American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan. Other affiliations include: the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Cranbrook Art Academy, Michigan Watercolor Society, Detroit Historical Society, Archives of American Art, the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center and the Boys and Girls Club. Barbara is listed in Who’s Who of American Women and has received Detroit’s Key to the City, the Ambassadors Award from the Detroit Convention Bureau and, in 1995, the Paragon Award from the American Red Cross. She is a painter, a pianist and a traveler with her husband, Richard. They have one daughter.