Meet our DC-based team leading fundraising, managing day-to-day programs, and preserving The Octagon for visitors and future generations.

Marci B. Reed, CFRE, MPA
Executive Director

Following a career in commercial real estate, Marci B. Reed, CFRE, MPA, turned her talents to the nonprofit sector, where she has served in executive level and fundraising roles for more than 20 years. She joined the Architects Foundation as Executive Director in 2017 following three years at Southface Energy Institute as Chief Development and Communications Officer. She was Southface’s first director of development and communications from 2000-2006. Previously, she was Executive Director of The American Institute of Architects, Georgia Association and has been a Development Officer in the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech.  Marci is past Chair and a current Executive Committee member of EarthShare, the national federation for environmental charities.  She was recently honored with the Earl Blauner Award for outstanding contributions to environmental philanthropy. She holds an undergraduate degree in English from Georgia State University and Master’s in Nonprofit Management from GSU’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.  She has been a certified fundraising executive (CFRE) since 2009. Marci and her husband Robert Reed, Assoc. AIA, split their time between Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC.

Amanda Malloy
Development and Communications Manager

Amanda Malloy manages the Architects Foundation’s program development, communications, data, and fundraising. Prior to joining the Architects Foundation in 2016, Amanda worked with the Park Nicollet Foundation, the Minnesota Children’s Museum, the UNC School of Information and Library Science, and the UNC Office of University Events. Amanda sits on the board of alpha Kappa Delta Phi and serves as the Officer of Alumnae Affairs. She was also the founding president of the UNC aKDPhi Chapter Alumnae Association. Amanda graduated with a degree in strategic communication and a minor in anthropology from the University of North Carolina.

Vanesa Zelaya
Scholarships and Administration Specialist

Vanesa Zelaya is the foundation specialist at the Architects Foundation, providing administrative and developmental support within AF and The Octagon. Before joining the Foundation, she held a membership outreach position in a nonprofit which sparked an interest in social media management and communications. Vanesa graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.A. in English and minors in Spanish and creative advertising.