Deborah Szekely
Co-Founder, Rancho La Puerta

Deborah Szekely co-founded Rancho La Puerta in 1940 with her husband Edmond Szekely, and founded the Golden Door in 1959. She is a wellness activist, philanthropist and writer who served as president of the Inter-American Foundation, a federal agency, from 1984-1990. She also founded Eureka Communities, New Americans Museum and In 2012, she was awarded “Order of the Aztec Eagle” — Mexico’s highest honor bestowed upon non-Mexicans— and is widely known as the “Godmother of Wellness.”


2024 Wellness Real Estate & Communities Symposium
May 14, 2024 | 8:30AM – 4:30PM | JPMorgan Chase Headquarters, NYC


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