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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 27, 2017

Diverse Cross-Sector Workforce Leaders Join Together

Partnership of leaders of business, technology, labor, academic and policy communities, will work with America’s employers, workers, job seekers, and educators in urgent effort to…

June 28, 2017

The Markle Foundation and Microsoft Partner to Accelerate a Skills-based Labor Market for the Digital Economy

With $25.8 million grant, Microsoft Philanthropies joins forces with Markle to enable American workers to connect with businesses facing a shortage of skilled labor in…

April 24, 2017

Beth Cobert Named CEO of Skillful

New York – Markle Foundation CEO and President Zoë Baird today announced the appointment of Beth Cobert, former Acting Director of the United States Office…

February 15, 2017

Denis McDonough Joins the Markle Foundation

New York – Markle CEO and President Zoë Baird today announced the appointment of Denis McDonough as Senior Principal at the Markle Foundation. McDonough will…

January 13, 2017

Launch of Start-Up Globality Will Help American Businesses Connect to Buyers in New Markets

New York – The Markle Foundation today congratulated entrepreneur Joel Hyatt and the team at Globality on this week’s launch of the Silicon Valley based…

December 16, 2016

James Manyika Joins the Board of the Markle Foundation

New York – The Markle Foundation today announced that James Manyika, a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, has joined its Board of Directors. Based…

October 6, 2016

The State of American Jobs

How the shifting economic landscape is reshaping work and society and affecting the way people think about the skills and training they need to get…

June 30, 2016

Short-Term Benefits of Contingent Workers and Long-Term Value of Full-Time Employees at Odds in Today’s Economy

Contact: Lisa MacSpadden The Markle Foundation 212-713-7686 New York— A new national survey sponsored and developed by the Aspen Institute’s Future of Work Initiative, the…

June 24, 2015

Markle and Partners Launch Rework America Connected in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ – Markle Foundation CEO and President Zoë Baird today joined with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, LinkedIn Co-Founder Allen Blue, Arizona State University President…