Alexis Marion

Trustee, Program Officer, and Junior Board Advisor, Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation

Alexis Marion, in addition to being a trustee, is the Program Officer and Junior Board Advisor for the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation. In her role, she oversees the day-to-day grant administration and guides the Junior Board members (ages 8-21) in their grantmaking. Alexis considers her journey in philanthropy much like that of the delta symbol Δ: 3-sided and focused on change. She has been a recipient of philanthropic funds during her years as a foster youth in Los Angeles, a grant-seeker as a nonprofit employee, and now a grantmaker whose passion is to support young people in making a difference through philanthropy. Alexis sees philanthropy as a privilege, and works toward creating a grantmaking culture that is brave, empowering, and focused on the liberation of all people. Alexis received her M.A. in Nonprofit Management from Antioch University, LA and is a 21/64 Certified Advisor. If you want to see her face light up, just ask her why play-doh and pipe cleaners are required meeting supplies!

Contributions

Engaging Youth Peer Network: Learning and Connecting Teen Grantmakers Together

Posted on July 28, 2021 by Alexis Marion

This special interactive event is for teen grantmakers or rising youth from your families (approximately ages 8-21) and the adults who support them. Join two teens from two family foundations about engaging in philanthropy and connecting your passions with your goals for changing the world. Alexis Marion from Frieda C. Fox Foundation will share her family’s experiences and models for… Read More

2021 Trustee Education Institute

Posted on March 9, 2021 by Isabel Nogueira, Alyson Wise, Jumi Falusi, Milton Speid, Emily Kaiser, Adrian Ruiz, Lisa Jackson, Priscilla Enriquez, Dorothy Gardner, Regan Pritzker

NCFP’s Trustee Education Institute provides a comprehensive overview of the important legal, investment, ethical, grantmaking, and family dynamics issues facing family foundation board members and CEOs. Featuring the perspectives of innovative donors and a faculty made up of donors, board members, and highly respected philanthropy experts, this virtual seminar covers: Translating values and goals into action Connecting family legacy and… Read More

Engaging Youth Peer Network Retreat

Posted on February 12, 2021 by Sophy Yem, Kaitlin Miles, Shawn Escoffery, Tiffany Kelly, Karen Weatherford, Alexis Marion, Michelle Knapik, Neil Gobioff

Join your peers for a virtual retreat on supporting youth grantmakers and family members within your family and foundation. We will spend time on the following areas: Timely Peer Connections: How has your foundation changed plans in 2020 and 2021? Are you working more with your youth grantmakers or cancelling some plans due to remote learning fatigue? Race and Equity:… Read More

Engaging Youth Peer Network: Supporting Youth Givers Across Ages

Posted on October 14, 2020 by Marlene Corrado, Alexis Marion, Neil Gobioff

How do you support the youth within your family or your foundation as they learn and grow? Join three different foundations as they discuss supporting kids at all different stages. Our speakers, including a youth board member, will share their favorite tools and activities for kids by age. Hear real stories and examples of how these tools and activities have… Read More

The New Normal: How to Serve the Redefined Family

Posted on January 13, 2019 by Chantelle Fisher-Borne, Emily A. West, Alexis Marion, Courtney Pullen

The definition of the American family has morphed alongside an explosion of diversity. Today, homes with unmarried parents, same-sex couples with adopted children, and single parents are as increasingly common as the traditional family of a married husband, wife, and child. With families growing ever more varied, foundations and donor-advised funds need clear advice and guidance regarding who participates in… Read More

21st Century Philanthropic Pipelines for Twentysomethings

Posted on June 8, 2017 by Alexis Marion, Carver Murphy, McQuillin Murphy, Adam Rockefeller Growald

How do we inspire and prepare the best generation of philanthropic leaders for the field and for our family work?​ Now in NCFP’s 20th year, we’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a 20-something philanthropist in the 21st century.  This webinar will feature a discussion among early career family philanthropists, showcasing successful strategies for strengthening philanthropic engagement… Read More