Our treasured friend and colleague Marcus Gray passed away on September 6, 2020. Marcus had been with the Bainum Family Foundation for eight years, serving in a number of program and community-engagement roles, culminating in his recently announced position of Senior Manager, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement.
Marcus was passionate about leveraging authentic relationships to advance equity and center community needs to ultimately improve outcomes for children and families. Marcus’ leadership, impeccable sense of humor and candor helped us embrace an asset-based approach along with a deeper commitment to equity and inclusion. His work at the Foundation through scholarships, parent engagement, mission trips and multigenerational programs has changed the life trajectory of countless families. Marcus’ direct impact will be evident for generations to come.