Marianne joined WDS in Spring of 2020 as Director of Advancement and Marketing. She has experience in diverse areas, including strategic planning, board development, revenue generation strategies, donor stewardship and corporate relations.
Marianne started her career in advertising, ending up as Executive Vice President/Creative Director for many notable agencies. She later went out on her own with two other agency colleagues and began to build Charity Marketing in NYC. The company, which grew to employ more than 20 people, provided guidance to non-profit organizations on marketing and fundraising with a business perspective.
After moving full-time to Woodstock, Marianne worked as a Director of Development and Marketing, sharing her experience in advertising to help regional non-profits build mutually rewarding alliances across philanthropy, community and business.
Marianne has a Bachelor’s degree in advertising and graphic design from the School of Visual Arts and a certificate in Development/Fundraising. She has taught evening classes at Parsons School of Design. When not working, she enjoys movies and walking her dogs. Marianne is very proud of her son who is currently studying medicine at Brown University.