Cecilia Guthrie Boone, born in Kentucky, worked for IBM in Indiana, Ohio and Texas. In Texas she met and married her husband, Garrett. With other partners, they began their fledgling business, The Container Store, in 1978. They have three adult children.
Cecilia has focused both her volunteer work and philanthropy on the issues that most effect women and girls. She is the past chair of the Dallas Women’s Foundation, Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas, Planned Parenthood of North Texas, Planned Parenthood of North Texas Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Annie’s List. Cecilia is on the board of the Boone Family Foundation and is a member of several other community organizations in the Dallas area.
Cecilia is a retired adjunct professor at The Center of Philanthropy and has received awards for her work on gender equity from Planned Parenthood, Women’s e-news, the League of Women Voters, and many local organizations.