Alice O. Gordon, was born in River Forest, Illinois in 1941. She graduated from Dana Hall School (Wellesley, MA) in 1958, and received her B.A. from Connecticut College (New London) in 1963.
Alice has lived in Madison since 1971. She tutored students at Daniel Hand and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Scranton Library. She lived in New York City during the week from 1991-2011. During her NYC years, she worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a docent in the High School Program. In addition, Alice became a research assistant for the curator of furniture (Voorsanger) and the curator of silver (Wees) during her years at the Metropolitan.
She joined the Board of Directors of the Madison Foundation in 2007 and co-founded Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N).