IL Practice Movement Building Philanthropy Place-Based
Title
Founding Partner & Co-Chair
Organization
Trust for Learning
Marianna McCall Trust for Learning

Marianna Kulak McCall is a founding partner of Trust for Learning. In researching high-quality learning options around the country, she has spent years exploring why more families do not have access to the education that would give their children the best start in life. Marianna believes every child deserves the right to reach their full potential. She also believes that system-wide change happens when policymakers, communities, advocates, and funders work together. In addition to founding Trust for Learning, Marianna is a trustee of the McCall Kulak Family Foundation, which focuses on education. She is also active in statewide and national education advocacy. Marianna has previously worked on international development efforts in the nonprofit sector for Save the Children, where she coordinated international relief efforts, and for the Financial Services Volunteer Corps, where she was the regional director for Eastern Europe and Russia. Her private-sector experience includes director of operations for Astrum International Corporation in Moscow, Russia, where she represented several American manufacturers, as well as Russian joint-venture work as a paralegal at Arnold & Porter. She was also a director of Delus Corp, a Russian equity fund. Marianna has a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.

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