Granddaughter of the celebrated filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille, Cecilia DeMille Presley is a dedicated film preservationist, philanthropist, and producer. She is the president and the guiding spirit of the Cecil B. DeMille Foundation, the long-time benefactor of higher education, child welfare, and film in Southern California. She serves on the Board of Councillors of the UCLA Foundation and the Board of Trustees for Chapman University, and actively supports the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as the Hathaway Home for Children. She has served on the board of the National Film Preservation Foundation.