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Marcus McGrew, Director of Program Operations and Information Management at The Kresge Foundation

Marcus L. McGrew

Program Operations and Information Management

As director of program operations and information management, Marcus McGrew is responsible for creating and enabling processes that facilitate effective grantmaking and social investing. This includes managing data integrity to foster informed learning and decision-making, measuring and reporting payout progress against grant budgets and ensuring legal compliance. He also leads the foundation’s Boys and Men of Color workgroup. In 2015, he successfully led the foundation’s implementation of Fluxx, a cloud-based grants management system.

Prior to joining the foundation in 2009, Marcus served as the Wayne County Community College District associate vice chancellor for administration and finance. In that role, he was in charge of accounts payable, managed payroll for the metropolitan Detroit college’s 1,800 employees and oversaw financial aid for 70,000 students.

Marcus earned a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from the University of South Alabama and a master of business administration in integrative management from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University.

He serves as vice chair of the board of directors of Association for Black Foundation Executives and is a member of the Council on Foundation’s Career Pathways 2017 Cohort.

Photo: Ryan Southen