Joined The Staff
Favorite Thing About ACF
The opportunity to support and connect with the people and organizations that are making a positive impact in our community.
What She Does
Mariana assists in cultivating and maintaining relationships with grant seekers, grantees, donor-advised fundholders, and other internal and external partners by providing guidance on the foundation's community investment processes and technical support to those looking to apply to Akron Community Foundation for funding. She also works closely with our Center for Family Philanthropy team to match charitable families with needs in the community, as well as to research topics that align with their specific philanthropic values and missions.
What She Did Before
Mariana most recently worked as a marketing specialist and content writer for America SCORES Cleveland, where she led communication efforts and content creation. Prior to that role, Mariana served as associate director of donor engagement at the National Inventors Hall of Fame in North Canton. Mariana is an alumna of Kent State University, where she earned an MBA in marketing and a bachelor's degree in journalism.