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About Us


Marsha Cohen, Executive Director








Marsha received her Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and her Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University School of Law. Marsha lives in the West Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia with her husband Peter, their two college-age sons and their beloved Dachshund, named Chloe.

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Marsha joined the van Ameringen Foundation in August 2022 following several leadership roles in Philadelphia nonprofits. Most recently, Marsha served for over two decades as Executive Director of the Homeless Advocacy Project in Philadelphia, a van Ameringen grantee.

A lawyer by trade, Marsha is excited to bring her leadership, advocacy, board and non-profit experience to the important work of the van Ameringen Foundation.

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