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Marilyn Benaderet

The Maryland Humanities Council (MHC) recently welcomed Marilyn Benaderet to its team as the new program officer for Grants and Strategic Partnerships.  Benaderet has worked as an archivist and curator and with significant experience in historic preservation.

Benaderet served as Preservation Services Director for Preservation Maryland for five years where she managed standing and special grant programs, participated in the Endangered Maryland Selection Committee, assisted partner organizations with local advocacy, and assisted with public policy initiatives. She also worked as an archivist at the AFRO-American Newspaper archives, developing a partnership with Johns Hopkins University resulting in the multi-year Diaspora Pathways Archival Access Project in addition to educational materials and programming. Benaderet was assistant curator for the Howard County Center for African American Culture in Columbia, Md. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Ellicott City Colored School Restored, Inc., the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture historic preservation subcommittee member, a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Small Museum Association Member.

“We are delighted to welcome Marilyn to our team. Her wealth of experience in both grant making and developing and deepening strategic partnerships will contribute greatly to MHC’s growth and care competencies.” says MHC Executive Director Dr. Phoebe Stein.