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!

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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

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