Marc Kahn

Marc Kahn comes to the Healthcare Foundation with keen knowledge of its mission and programs, having been instrumental, along with his wife Jeanie, in helping to create and sustain the Healthcare Foundation’s Mental Health Talent Pipeline, developed in collaboration with former executive director Debbie Mason in 2017. Marc was raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and earned his BA from the University of Cincinnati before attaining his MA in public administration from George Washington University. Marc subsequently enjoyed a long career in Washington, D.C., as the editor of a nationally distributed publication focusing on all aspects of federal housing policy. Jeanie is originally from Baltimore, where her family’s philanthropic foundation has been an important funder addressing local needs and issues, especially childhood trauma. Marc and Jeanie’s background in grantmaking dates from 1979 when they began serving on the family foundation board. They started their own family foundation to focus on access to healthcare and environmental justice. The Bancroft Foundation concentrates its funding on advancing a more equitable society in Sonoma County. Marc and Jeanie raised their two children in Bethesda, Maryland. Today, their children live in Oregon and Washington state, including two grandchildren in Portland. In 2012, Marc and Jeanie purchased a house in Dry Creek Valley, and in 2015 left Bethesda to live full-time in Sonoma County. Marc serves on the board of Russian Riverkeeper as well as two family foundations. Marc and Jeanie have been Healthcare Heroes since 2018.