Long-time State College resident Eileen Leibowitz has held leadership roles with many local organizations, including the League of Women Voters, the Jewish Community Council and the Faculty Women's Club. She managed the campaigns of candidates running for the State College Borough Council, the State College Area School Board and the Pennsylvania Legislature. She was the first woman to be appointed a public member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Optometry, and she spent nearly a decade on the advisory council for Penn State's Center for Performing Arts. She also served on the boards of the Friends of the Palmer Museum and the Hillel Foundation for many years.
Eileen and her late husband, Herschel, were named the 2003 Renaissance Couple of the Year and in the same year were named honorary chairpersons of the Palmer Museum of Art Gala. Eileen also was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Center for Performing Arts.
Eileen served on the Steering Committee for the Commitment to Distinction campaign for Mount Nittany Medical Center and is co-chaired biggER.smartER.bettER, the Campaign for Emergency Medicine.