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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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September 1, 1998

Carnegie Mellon Study Reveals Negative Potential of Heavy Internet Use on Emotional Well Being

PITTSBURGH, PA—The Internet has the potential to make us socially isolated, lonely and depressed, according to the unexpected results of a study of home computer…

September 1, 1998

Carnegie Mellon University: Exploration of Social Implications of Internet Use for Families

PITTSBURGH, PA—There are many issues related to use of the Internet—from loneliness and depression caused by too much online time to what can be done…

November 11, 1997

Leading Cyber Experts Call for Organized Academic Movement to Study the Virtual World’s Impact on Society

NEW YORK, NY—Some of the world’s leading experts on virtual communities and the Internet say society must create formal, inter-disciplinary forms of research to better…

June 3, 1997

Zoë Baird to Assume Presidency of Markle Foundation

NEW YORK, NY—Zoë Baird, noted lawyer and business executive, has been named President of the John and Mary R. Markle Foundation, a New York-based philanthropic…