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Mark Shock Director of Legacy Grants Monitoring

Mark Shock is the Director of Legacy Grants Monitoring at The Atlantic Philanthropies. He is based in New York.

Mark is managing the successful closure of more than 300 grants as Atlantic completes its grantmaking and prepares to close its doors in 2020. In addition to supporting grantees and evaluators, he also assists in event planning for conferences, board meetings, and staff and alumni gatherings, as well as serving on the team that has directed the development and distribution of six films about Atlantic’s U.S. program work.

Since joining Atlantic in October 2007, Mark has served numerous management and program teams, providing operational support primarily to U.S. program executives and grantees focused on advocacy, death penalty abolition, immigration and racial justice.

Mark is also an actor and singer-songwriter who performs throughout the New York area. A member of Actors’ Equity Association since 2008, he has appeared in regional theater across the United States. He has also performed off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theatre in two productions: the critically acclaimed revival of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” and “The Effect.” In 2014, he released his debut album of original music, “Far From the End.”

A proud native of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, Mark holds a BFA in Acting from Wayne State University in Detroit.