Marci Hunn oversees the workforce development portfolio at The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. Ms. Hunn manages a grants portfolio of more than $12 million annually for organizations across the United States that support job‐readiness training for adults in partnership with employers, youth and work programs focused on career pathways, and financial literacy projects to increase personal assets for an individual or family.
Ms. Hunn serves as co-chair of the Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative and serves on the Partners Council of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. She also serves on the boards of the Baltimore Workforce Development Board and the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers.
Ms. Hunn is working on launching three new Sector Skills Academies in New Orleans, Chicago, and Jersey City. These Academies are co-funded in partnership with JPMorgan Chase Foundation and implemented by the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program. This year-long program supports senior managers from direct service workforce providers currently serving low-income individuals. These leaders are increasing their understanding of best practices in the field and increasing their local collaboration.
Ms. Hunn recently managed the $3.6 million workforce development matching grant program in partnership with the Jewish Funders Network. The goal of the 1:1 match program is to increase the number of funders, as well as the amount of grant dollars, supporting organizations and projects that address unemployment and underemployment for both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities. This program supported 29 organizations in the United States and Israel and resulted in more than $5.7 million in total matching funds from 61 individuals and donors.
Prior to joining the Weinberg Foundation, Ms. Hunn spent more than six years as a program officer with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) in Washington, D.C. Her experience includes developing multimillion-dollar grant competitions, conducting risk assessments of grantees, managing multi-stage peer and staff review processes, and developing and overseeing funded programs.
Ms. Hunn is a graduate of the 2011 Class of Leadership Maryland and the 2013 Class of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Leadership Program. She was honored as one of the Leading Women under 40 years old in 2011 and a Top 100 Women in Maryland 2016 honoree, both honors from the Maryland Daily Record. Ms. Hunn is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on Adult Development. Ms. Hunn is married with two young children.