Christina Marconi is a native Delawarean who made the leap into the non-profit world in 2005. She comes to Philanthropy Delaware from the International Literacy Association (ILA), where she served as Project Manager for Education and Research. In that role, Christina shepherded the development of both a professional learning program for district practitioner cohorts, as well as the recently launched Intensives program, a geographically-based event series for literacy professionals. She also strategically re-visioned many short and long term projects and project-related practices, including the annual Board of Directors election, leading the project’s cross-functional phase teams, increasing nominations tenfold, and nearly tripling voter turnout for the Association’s 30K+ members. Before that, Christina served as ILA’s Special Projects Manager for Executive and Board, where she worked with ILA’s leadership and Board Officers to support governance initiatives, produce reporting, and liaise with Board-appointed committees and task forces; oversaw logistics for Board, committee, and task force events and gatherings; and managed the Administrative Support Team. Prior to arriving at ILA, Christina spent several years at the Rodel Foundation of Delaware, and before that served in roles at both W.L. Gore & Associates and E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.