Shelby White had an extensive career as an author and well-respected financial journalist. She has been published in Forbes, Town and Country and The New York Times. In 1992 she published a book, ‘What Every Woman Should Know About Her Husband’s Money’.
She served on the board at Alliance Capital Money Market Funds, and has lectured at New York University, and City College of New York where she presented courses on philanthropy and museum studies.
Currently, White is the Chairman of the American Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority and is an active board member of New York University and Bard Graduate Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Botanical Garden and the Institute for Advanced Study. She is an active acrcheologist, joining a dig in Isreal each year.