Biography

Deborah Marcus

Director of Development
Communities In Schools Los Angeles West

Deborah Marcus is the Director of Development for Communities In Schools Los Angeles West (CIBLSAW), the newest of 200 Communities In Schools affiliates in America.

Deborah, a Los Angeles native and graduate of Hamilton High School (class of ?94), joined the CISLAW team in June of 2010. Prior to arriving at CISLAW, Deborah worked as the National Development Director for The Art of Elysium, a nonprofit organization which encourages artists across all disciplines to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children battling serious illness and hospitalization. While at The Art of Elysium, she oversaw all fundraising and marketing efforts in both Los Angeles and New York and was instrumental in launching their programming in New York City.

Deborah joined the nonprofit sector following a year and a half stint working for the London & Singapore-based, licensing and brand management company, Global Brands, working with internally recognized brands including FIFA and Disney. Prior to that, and upon graduating from Northwestern University where she studied Radio, Television and Film, Deborah worked passionately as a development executive and burgeoning producer for NY-based Abandon Pictures. While there, she developed, and more recently produced, the feature film And Soon the Darkness (2010) starring Amber Hears and Odette Yustman.

Deborah lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Andrew Marcus and their Tibetan Terrier, Bauer.

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