Anne Evans Estabrook is the chief executive of Elberon Development Co., a family-owned real estate holding company in northern New Jersey. Mrs. Estabrook is also president of David O. Evans, Inc., a property management and construction management company. She is currently involved in redevelopment in Elizabeth, one of New Jersey’s largest cities, with AMB Property Corporation.
A strong advocate for education, Anne answered the call from Archbishop Peter L. Gerety to serve as Board Trustee and then Board President during the early years of the precursor organization, The Fund for Educational Advancement. Mrs. Estabrook also served as a member of the Lay Board of Trustees for Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey for fifteen years, and chaired that Board for five years, completing her service in June 2003. Having received her Bachelor of Science degree and M.B.A. from Cornell University, Mrs. Estabrook served on her alma mater’s Board of Trustees for 10 years, was a member of its Executive Committee, chairing its Buildings and Properties Committee. She now serves as Trustee Emerita and Presidential Councilor. She continues to serve the Cornell community as an Overseer of the Medical School Board and the Government Relations, Community Affairs and Domestic Affiliations Committee. Mrs. Estabrook undertook the role of Vice Chair of the Rutgers Business School Board of Advisors from 2003 through 2005, and at Kean University she currently holds membership in the President’s Council. In April 2007 she became a Member of the Board of Directors of Liberty Hall Museum.
A prominent member of New Jersey's business community, Mrs. Estabrook was appointed in September 2006 by Governor Corzine to The New Jersey Economic Growth Council. From 2003 to 2005 she served as Chair of the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, the first woman to ever hold that position in the ninety-two year history of the organization.
Her service to the ecclesial and civic communities in New Jersey include membership on the Archbishop’s Finance Council in the Archdiocese of Newark for fourteen years, the Metuchen Diocesan Finance Council and the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities where she was engaged as Secretary, executive committee member, and chair of its finance, buildings and facilities committees. In December 2008 she was elected to membership of the Board of Overseers of Immaculate Conception Seminary. In 2009 she became a Trustee of St. Barnabas Health Care System, and also holds membership in the Board of Trustees of Monmouth Medical Center, Chair of its Children’s Hospital Committee, and member of its executive and community action committees. For several years she was a Trustee of the New Jersey Network (NJN) Foundation and is a past Presiding Chair of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Conference for Community & Justice (NCCJ) – New Jersey Region, now known as American Conference on Diversity.
In recognition of her efforts, in September 2010, she was honored in NJBIZ Magazine as one of “The 50 Most Powerful People in New Jersey Real Estate”, and in December 2009, she was honored with the NJBIZ Hall of Fame Award. In April 2009, she was awarded the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame (Junior Achievement, NJBIA, and The Star Ledger) honoring New Jersey’s business leaders and role models to today’s youth. In March 2007, she was named as one of NJ BIZ 2007 Best 50 Women in New Jersey Business.
In 2005 Mrs. Estabrook received The National Conference for Community and Justice Humanitarian of the Year Award, and was named to the Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great by Pope John Paul II, just prior to his death. In April 2004, she received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from Catholic Community Services and in May 2004 was honored as a Woman of Achievement by the Business & Professional Women of New Jersey.