Recognized as a community philanthropist and advocate for the arts, education and health, Margery’s career includes authoring three books, including the award winning “Enrich Your Caregiving Journey.” Prior to embarking on what she describes as her ‘true life’s work’, Margery was a consultant to Fortune 100 corporations, providing leadership development curricula, strategic planning, and presentation/media support. She founded MLP Enterprises in 1990.

After her intensive caregiving experiences with several family members in the early 2000’s, sharing her practical expertise on caregiving

became a priority, particularly on using the arts and creativity for healing, stress reduction and caregiver empowerment. The result was her award winning website, This work then became part of her philanthropic support for several arts organizations, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and The Rollins Museum (formerly Cornell), to name a few.

Collaboration with universities is also central to Margery’s work, namely The University of Central Florida and University of Florida; UCF was the early presenter of three Arts and Wellness Symposia and UF’s research lab, the Epi Arts Lab (conducting quantitative research on impact of arts on health) is currently supported by The Pabst Steinmetz Foundation.

In 2018, The Pabst Steinmetz Foundation was founded on the philanthropic values long held by Chuck and Margery Pabst Steinmetz. The Foundation mission, statement of intent and guiding principles can be found on the homepage.

Margery’s board affiliations include Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Rollins Museum, Dean’s Council at UCF’s College of Arts and Humanities, Lake Nona Hospital, Legacy Point at UCF and Bravo Vail Music Festival. She is an Emerita of the UCF Foundation Board.