New Vice President for Programs
July 19, 2010
Dear Friends of the Foundation:
Last month Marsha Bonner resigned from her position as Vice President for Programs at the Marin Community Foundation. Marsha gave 13 years of dedicated service to MCF, and we are grateful for the hard work, vision, and commitment she brought to her oversight of our grantmaking and loan activities. All of us at the Foundation wish her the very best.
And given the critical nature of this position at the Foundation and of the work we all need to accomplish together, I am especially pleased to inform you that effective July 14th, we have a new Vice President for Programs, Elizabeth A. Brown.
Many in the community already know Beth, since for the past two years she led MCF’s Philanthropic Services department, overseeing fund development and donor engagement activities for the more than 350 donor families of the Foundation.
Beth has an 18-year background in philanthropy. While at the Council on Foundations in Washington, D.C., she was the director of public policy where she worked with foundations, public officials, and community groups to help shape public policy regarding the nonprofit sector. She was also the Council’s liaison to a number of grantmaking affinity groups across the country working on specific issues such as education, arts, and the environment.
In 2001, Beth moved westward and joined the Berkeley-based firm, BTW Consultants, where she consulted with a variety of foundations and nonprofit organizations on such issues as civic engagement, health care, substance abuse, and youth development.
Beth’s depth of experience working on community issues, as well as her skills in managing teams of professional staff, make her an ideal person to assume this important leadership position.
She can be reached at 415.464.2519 or by email.
Please join the Trustees, staff, and me in welcoming Beth to this new role at the Foundation and in our community.
Dr. Tom Peters