Elena Marks elected to board of directors of Grantmakers in Health

HOUSTON – Grantmakers In Health (GIH), a nationwide leader in health philanthropy, has announced the election of Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) president and CEO Elena Marks to its board of directors.

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Marks joins five new directors on the GIH board including leaders from the Colorado Trust, The Commonwealth Fund and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Marks and the other directors will each begin a three-year term immediately after the GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy in March 2016.

“I’m excited for the unique opportunity to be a part of an organization well known for its focus on collaboration and innovation,” Marks said. “From advancing children’s health to shaping foundation roles in health policy change, GIH is increasing the effectiveness of grantmaking in improving the health of all people.”

To learn more about GIH and its new directors, visit http://bit.ly/1OjlH46.

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For more information or to schedule an interview with Marks, contact Brian Sasser, EHF’s director of communications, at [email protected] or 832-795-9404.

The Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) was established in 2013 and is based in Houston. With more than $1.2 billion in estimated assets, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that operates as a supporting organization of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. EHF works to improve the health and well-being of the 10 million people in the 57 counties of the Diocese by investing in communities through grant-making, convening, outreach to churches, and research to advance community health. For more information, visit www.episcopalhealth.org.

Grantmakers In Health (GIH) is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people. Formally launched in 1982, GIH is known today as the professional home for health grantmakers and as a resource for funders and others seeking expertise and information on the field of health philanthropy. For more information, visit www.gih.org.