Melinda Marble served as deputy director of the Barr Foundation from January 2009 through June 2013, at which time she became interim executive director. In May 2014, she began her tenure as the first director of family philanthropy for Pilot House Associates.
Wendy Puriefoy, director of education, has decided to leave the Barr Foundation to pursue her passion for national education reform.
Last spring, Barr got some challenging feedback from grantees. Interim Executive Director Melinda Marble shares what we have been doing in response.
With great excitement, we announce that Jim Canales will join the Barr Foundation as president in May 2014.
"Doors Open" is a new short film featuring three schools that opened their doors for the very first time in Boston this fall. Each school is a compelling story—of vision, mission, and bright hopes for kids. Looked at together in this film, they are also part of an even bigger story about breakthroughs in old debates about public education.
An interview between Barr’s Deputy Director Melinda Marble and Jesús Gerena of Family Independence Initiative, with Stefan Lanfer, knowledge officer.