Marco A. CoronaDirector of Development and Donor Engagement

    Marco A. Corona is the Director of Development and Donor Engagement at Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC). He is responsible for diversifying EdLoC’s funding sources and growing its endowment.

    Prior to joining EdLoC, he worked on enriching educational opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities through Best Buddies International; cultivated philanthropic support to bolster STEM offerings to students of color through the Level Playing Field Institute (now SMASH); and was the Director of Development for a youth development organization in the heart of the Mission District of San Francisco at The Jamestown Community Center. Most recently, Marco was the Chief Development Officer at One80 Place, an organization ending and preventing homelessness across the state of South Carolina; among his key accomplishments was a successful multi-million-dollar capital campaign to build affordable housing in the heart of Charleston, SC.

    Additionally, Marco is currently on the board of directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Global. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, attending UCLA before embarking on a career in non-profits. Marco lives in Charleston, SC with his wife, Kat, and daughter, Grace.