Marco Corona

Marco A. Corona is proud to serve as the Chief Development Officer at the International African American Museum. Prior to joining the team, Marco was the Director of Development at Education Leaders of Color—a national network of senior leaders working to build generational wealth for communities of color—and was the Chief Development Officer at One80 Place—a Charleston, SC-based organization ending and preventing homelessness across South Carolina. 

Marco was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, attending UCLA before embarking on a 20-year career in non-profits that includes 15 years of fundraising. While in California, he worked for Best Buddies International and the Level Playing Field Institute as well as The Jamestown Community Center. In addition, he is a graduate of Leadership Charleston (class of 2017), a past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) SC Lowcountry Chapter, a former Inclusion Diversity Equity Access (IDEA) Committee Chair for AFP Global, and currently serves on the AFP Global board of directors as the Vice Chair of Membership Engagement. Marco has lived in Charleston since 2013 with his wife (a born-and-bred Charlestonian) and daughter.