Leadership and Staff

Mark Shock Special Projects Associate

Mark Shock has been the Special Projects Associate for The Atlantic Philanthropies since 2011. He is based in New York.

Mr. Shock first began working at Atlantic in October 2007, when a two-month temporary assignment led to his officially joining Atlantic as an administrative assistant. Mr. Shock has worked with numerous management and staff in several program and operational areas, eventually becoming the Special Projects Associate. In this position, he has worked directly with Atlantic grantees and also helped in the planning and running of events, board meetings and all-staff gatherings for both Atlantic and its grantees. He is a member of the three-person grants monitoring team, which is overseeing the successful closing of more than 400 grants as Atlantic completes its grantmaking.

Mr. Shock is also an actor and singer-songwriter. A member of Actors’ Equity Association since 2008, he has appeared off-Broadway, on tour and in regional theater across the United States. In 2014, he released his debut album of original music.

Mr. Shock is a native of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, and holds a BFA in Acting from Wayne State University in Detroit.