Leadership and Staff

Annmarie Benedict Senior Program Executive & Director of Grants Monitoring

Annmarie Benedict is a Senior Program Executive and Atlantic’s Director of Grants Monitoring. During Atlantic’s final phase, she serves as the senior program resource for evaluation and communications initiatives and directs the monitoring and closure of remaining grants in Atlantic’s U.S. program portfolio. Annmarie is based in New York.

Ms. Benedict began her tenure at Atlantic in 2003, working in the U.S. Reconciliation & Human Rights Program as the Program Associate supporting grantmaking in the areas of immigration, civil liberties and criminal justice. In 2012, she became a Program Executive, taking on the strategic direction and management of Atlantic’s more than $60 million investment in death penalty abolition as well as Atlantic’s additional investments connecting race and criminal justice, particularly police reform in New York City.

Before joining Atlantic, Ms. Benedict worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC and the Modern Language Association, and was a visiting lecturer at Middlebury College. She also designed and taught an interdisciplinary Shakespeare curriculum for middle school students.

Ms. Benedict has served on the steering committee of the International Human Rights Funders Group. She is also a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, having performed in off-Broadway and regional theaters and on tour in over 25 states. She earned a BA in French and theater from Middlebury College and an MFA from The New School.

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