graduated from George Washington University in 1971. She obtained an MA in
Special Education from the University of South Carolina in 1973. Gail is married to Steve, a real estate attorney, and has two grown children, Mike, and Danielle. Gail has engaged in fundraising for non-profit organizations most of her adult life. She serves on the board of governors of the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations. She also worked with Palmetto Aids Life Support Services, as well as volunteering in nursing homes.