Markle | Advancing America's Future
Markle | Advancing America's Future

Our Mission

For nearly a century, the Markle Foundation has worked to improve the economic well-being, health, and national security for all Americans.

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Our Work

Since our inception in 1927, the Markle Foundation has tackled critical issues impacting all Americans including initiatives related to emerging technologies, workforce development, national security post-9/11, healthcare, and improving children’s school readiness skills.

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Our Impact

Markle’s impact has led to transformational change in a variety of sectors, including the launch of the Rework America Alliance and State Network to catalyze changes in workforce development, the implementation of national initiatives to provide individuals with digital access to their health records, and the advancement of a more transparent culture of national security information sharing after 9/11.

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Our Team

The Markle Foundation team and its Board of Directors are central to our success in identifying initiatives early; convening diverse, bipartisan groups of stakeholders across business, government, and civil society; and jumpstarting solutions to create meaningful change.

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Latest News and Announcements

Markle President Beth Cobert Announces Departure from Foundation; Board Announces Interim Leader

After seven years of exceptional leadership at the Markle Foundation, President Beth Cobert has informed the Board of Directors that she intends to leave the Foundation on February 9, 2024. The Board has announced that it has begun its search for a new President, and that Ellen V. Futter, former President of the American Museum of Natural History and of Barnard College, will serve as Markle’s Interim President.

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Skills-First Talent Movement Receives Major Boost as Rework America Alliance Transitions to National Nonprofit Jobs for the Future

Jobs for the Future (JFF), a national nonprofit that drives transformation of the U.S. education and workforce systems, and the Markle Foundation, which works to improve the economic security, national security, and health of all Americans, announced plans to transfer one of the foundation’s marquee initiatives, the Rework America Alliance, to JFF.

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New Courses to Help You Tap into Top Talent Using Skills-Based Practices

This free, online training series is for hiring managers, HR staff or anyone who wants to learn about skills-based practices and understand the business benefits of adopting this approach.

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