Board member since 1992
Ronald Wornick is founder and former (retired) president of The Wornick Company. He is proprietor of Seven Stones Winery in Napa Valley. He serves on the board of the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco and the Association of Israeli Decorative Artists.
Wornick and his wife, Anita, are known for their private collection of contemporary craft. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Wornick, an accomplished woodworker in his own right, began actively collecting master artisan pieces made from wood, ceramics, glass, fiber, and metal. Within 20 years, the Wornicks had created one of the premier contemporary craft collections in the world. The collection, which was bequeathed in part (250 pieces) to the Museum of Fine Art in Boston in 2007, has been on view at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, American Craft Museum in New York, the Oakland Museum of California, and the McAllen Museum in South Texas.
In 1998 the Wornicks established the Wornick Award, a scholarship awarded annually to exceptional CCA students working in the field of contemporary crafts. In addition to receiving scholarship funds, the students also have their work featured in a special exhibition at CCA.
The Wornicks’ various philanthropic activities include support for many causes funded through The Wornick Family Foundation as well as the Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School in Foster City, which was founded in 1986.