Though she spent the first 10 years of her career in wealth management and private banking, Marie Hernan­dez Rubenstein now serves as the advancement and events manager at Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon). While currently coordinating the mu­seum’s Annual Fund campaign and its yearly Night at the Museum fundraiser, Rubenstein says her for-profit back­ground continues to be a big influence on her nonprofit work.

“As a complement to my professional role, I also work as a committee mem­ber for The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, The STARability Foundation and The Naples Therapeutic Riding Center,” she says. “In addition, I chaired the 2019 American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Ball in Lee County.”

Rubenstein also serves as a local advocate for autism and has written several articles about autism for par­ents in the Southwest Florida area.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

The best piece of advice I have ever been given was “Welcome to Hol­land.” At one of the most challenging moments of my life, my former boss at the time handed me the poem and it truly inspired me to embrace the new chapters of my life.