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President and CEO, Marguerite Casey Foundation
Luz Vega-Marquis is president and CEO of Marguerite Casey Foundation, where she oversees the foundation’s $600 million endowment and $30 million grantmaking budget. Ms. Vega-Marquis has positioned the foundation as a leader in movement building by shaping its grantmaking strategies to support a nationwide movement of low-income families.
In 2008, the foundation in partnership with its grantees launched Equal Voice for America’s Families, a yearlong campaign that brought together more than 30,000 families and approximately 250 community organizations to lay the foundation for a multi-issue national family platform that addressed the needs of families across the country. Equal Voice is now a series of networks across the country working to effect policy change that will ensure the economic well-being of families.
Ms. Vega-Marquis is the founder of Hispanics in Philanthropy, currently serves on the board of directors of Independent Sector and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and has served on numerous boards including those of The California Wellness Foundation, Council on Foundations, Katalysis Foundation, Northern California Grantmakers and the Women’s Foundation of California.