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 this with former executive director Debbie Mason in 2017, the scholarship program is designed to increase access to mental health resources for the Latinx community by supporting aspiring bilingual and bicultural mental health professionals in northern Sonoma County.
Marc was raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati before attaining his master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University in DC. Jeanie is originally from Baltimore, where her family’s philanthropic foundation has been an important funder in addressing local needs and issues, especially childhood trauma. Both Marc and Jeanie have a deep background in grant-making dating back to 1979, when they began serving on the family foundation board. They started their own family foundation, the Bancroft Foundation, to focus on access to health care and environmental justice. The Bancroft Foundation concentrates its funding toward a more equitable society in Sonoma County.
Marc had a long career in Washington, DC as the editor of a nationally distributed publication focusing on all aspects of federal housing policy. They raised their two children in Bethesda, Maryland. Today, their children live in Oregon and Washington, with two grandchildren in Portland.
In 2012, Marc and Jeanie purchased a house on Mill Creek Road 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.