Marian Prince Continues Family Legacy and Paying It Forward
Marian has an infectious way of making everyone around her strive for the very best, with the intent of making things as good as possible. She believes in treating everyone she meets with dignity and respect and is driven by a culture common in America in the 1940s and 50s—"one where everyone does everything they can to help out."
If you are lucky enough to spend time with Marian, you will learn very quickly that she is a master of improvement. Her father, Joseph Ulano, came to New York in the 1920s and found work in the screen printing industry. By the early 30s, he had invented the film stencil, modernized the silk screen industry, and formed a film coating company. Since 1931, the company he founded—Ulano—has grown into the world's largest integrated manufacturer of screen printing stencil systems. Under Marian's leadership, her father's company went international in 1962 and continued to flourish in innovation, service, and technical education in the industry. Marian worked for the company for 56 years and loved every minute of it.
Marian's success as a CEO is impressive, but when you ask her which of her accomplishments she is most proud of, it is the development of the company's pension/profit sharing plan because of the difference it made in the lives of the employees. It is when she put this plan into place for her company that she learned how to manage funds and came to understand the market. Once again, the things she cares about most made things better for everyone.
Making Life Better for Others
When asked how she has been able to accomplish so much, Marian says, "My theory is that I am a lucky lady! I had a great career, and I was married for 41 years to Herbert Prince—a prince of a man—and I look for opportunities to pay it forward. I am grateful for so much and I want to give much!"
At every opportunity, Marian looks for ways to give to benefit others. "Boca Raton Regional Hospital is a diamond in our community and I want to do everything I can to show my gratitude and make it better for everyone."
During her last stay in the Hospital, Marian made a cash gift to make improvements to a waiting area and patient rooms, as well as arranging for a planned gift. These improvements will make the rooms more comfortable for loved ones and visitors who come to see their family members, in addition to making the patients themselves more comfortable. She is directing her planned gift to what is needed most to serve patients at our Hospital.
When asked why Marian chose to give to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital, she says, "I can't thank this Hospital enough for helping me through this! When you are confronted with the need for surgery, this gem of a Hospital and everyone in it will see you through the situation from the moment you step out of your car, check in with the lovely security staff who greets you with a smile, to every nurse, doctor, and aid involved in your clinical care. Even the valet team makes you feel like part of the family. The entire Boca Raton Regional Hospital staff has become like a family to me! They don't expect anything from me, but every one of them has been awesome. Our Hospital is something worth supporting!"