Marci B. Reed, CFRE, MPA
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 has been working with the Architects Foundation since March 2016 and implements Foundation communications and fundraising initiatives, as well as research. Prior to the Foundation, Amanda worked with the Park Nicollet Foundation, the Minnesota Children’s Museum, and the UNC School of Information and Library Science. Her passion is using data-driven insights to inform communications and fundraising strategy and to engage various audiences in the Foundation’s work. Amanda graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication as well as a minor in anthropology.
Margaret Phalen began working at the Octagon Museum in October 2014. She has previously held positions at Historic New England’s Otis House Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, assisting in the interpretation and management of historic collections. She is interested in the ways cultural heritage institutions engage communities, and the ways in which people interact with history. Margaret holds a master of science in archives management from Simmons College, and an undergraduate master of arts in anthropology and archaeology from the University of Aberdeen.
Vincent “Vinny” Mandes has been with the Architects Foundation since February 2018. He provides administrative, communications, and development support to Marci, Amanda, and Margaret. You can also find him working the front desk at The Octagon. A native of Hershey, Pennsylvania (aka Chocolate Town USA; aka The Sweetest Place on Earth), Vinny moved to Washington, DC to study politics and marketing at the Catholic University of America (CUA). During his time at college, he interned for a senate campaign, on Capitol Hill for Congressman Raul M. Grijalva, and at the LGBTQ Victory Fund. These experiences helped Vinny discover his passion for people and engaging them around the organizations and issues they care about. In his first role as a young professional, Vinny’s goal is to learn and grow alongside the Foundation while aiding in its mission.