Director, Data & Development Operations (New York)
Marni has worked in the non-profit sector in various capacities throughout her career. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., and a Masters of Nonprofit Management from The New School in New York City.
Marni started her career as a grassroots organizer and fundraiser for a state-wide environmental organization. Later she joined the staff of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America where she worked for 11 years. During that time, Marni moved from fundraising to IT with a focus on database management. As the Director of IT, she successfully combined more than 30 databases from chapter offices around the country into one consolidated database.
Marni joined Seeds of Peace late in 2006 as the Database Manager on the Development team. She feels privileged to be part of such an important mission, to work with such an amazing team, and to have the opportunity to keep growing both professionally and personally through her work with Seeds of Peace.
Marni lives in New Jersey with her husband, Kevin, and their daughter, Hanna. They own an 18’ sailboat, which they enjoy during the summer months.
“When I first joined Seeds of Peace I was skeptical, wondering how much difference the program could make. But the first time I heard Seeds speak about their personal experiences, my outlook changed. It became clear that the Seeds of Peace program is truly life-altering and that the mission inspires real hope. My hope is renewed every time I talk to a Seed or hear a Seed speak.”