Marc Manashil

Marc Manashil

Associate

Marc co-founded The Clarence Foundation in 1999 and has since spearheaded global grant making and giving circle programs. Marc began his experience in the human rights movement as a Volunteer Coordinator for Amnesty International. His contact with survivors of human rights abuses inspired him to enter the field of clinical social work, where he spent many years assisting marginalized populations in health care and mental health settings. Marc has traveled and volunteered extensively around the globe. Prior to starting The Clarence Foundation, he served as a consultant to The Seva Foundation and as Program Director of Volunteers for Inter-American Development Assistance, a medical relief organization working in Latin America. Marc holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science from U.C. Santa Barbara and a Masters degree in Social Welfare from U.C. Berkeley. He has also assisted in the Leadership Development Program at Harvard University. His writings have appeared in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Foundation News and Commentary, Alliance Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle and The San Jose Mercury News. Marc, his wife Kelly, and their seven year-old daughter Ella live in Oakland, California.