Sam Eberhart

2021 Annual Update from the Board

In this video, Mardag Foundation Board President Samuel Eberhart talks to Mardag Foundation Board Member and President of Youthprise, Marcus Pope, about the work of the Mardag Foundation and how it has adapted its work to meet the needs of the community in 2021.

Highlights from the Year

Sam and Marcus both share highlights from 2021, including getting to know the work of nonprofits funded by the Mardag Foundation. 

We saw a record number of applications this year, a total of 423, all of which were read, and funded 135 nonprofit organizations. 

“The work we support in the community through our grantmaking is a key piece of our work, but I think our work does not start or stop there,” said Sam. “We need to have real conversations about race, white supremacy and about how philanthropy has played a role – intentionally and unintentionally – in contributing to some of the challenges we’re trying to solve.”

Sam and Marcus thank nonprofits for all of the amazing work they do day-to-day in the midst of change and the ongoing pandemic, despite often not having enough resources.

Learn more about the nonprofits highlighted in the video: