Posts by Melinda Marble

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.

Education Director Wendy Puriefoy to Leave Barr

Melinda Marble

Guest Author · Former Deputy Director

Wendy Puriefoy, director of education, has decided to leave the Barr Foundation to pursue her passion for national education reform.

January 13, 2014 | Category: Education

And We Sing Well, Too

Melinda Marble

Guest Author · Former Deputy Director

Last spring, Barr got some challenging feedback from grantees. Interim Executive Director Melinda Marble shares what we have been doing in response.

December 23, 2013 | Category: Barr News

Announcing Barr’s First President

Melinda Marble

Guest Author · Former Deputy Director

With great excitement, we announce that Jim Canales will join the Barr Foundation as president in May 2014.

November 20, 2013 | Category: Barr News

Doors Open

Melinda Marble

Guest Author · Former Deputy Director

"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.

January 08, 2013 | Category: Education

Helping by Not Helping

Jesus Gerena

Jesús Gerena

Managing Partner, Family Independence Initiative

Melinda Marble

Guest Author · Former Deputy Director

An interview between Barr’s Deputy Director Melinda Marble and Jesús Gerena of Family Independence Initiative, with Stefan Lanfer, knowledge officer.

August 23, 2011 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives