Marc Sokol

Chief Operating Officer

Marc is a senior executive with 25 years of global and national nonprofit experience who knows how to align organizational talent, values, cultures, strategies, departments, and resources for maximum success and delivery on mission. Based in Breakthrough’s U.S. office, Marc manages people, finances, operations, resource mobilization, and business development, working with both institutional funders and major donors. He also oversees program activities, ensuring alignment with immediate goals and long term strategy.  During his ten-plus year tenure, Marc was part of the small leadership team that designed and implemented the structures and systems that transformed the organization from a small venture into a 100+-person global organization. Marc also serves as Secretary of Let’s Breakthrough, Inc.

Marc serves on the Board of UHAI-EASHRI USA, the U.S. affiliate of UHAI-EASHRI, an activist-led indigenous fund based in Nairobi, Kenya, working on LGBTI, people living with HIV, and sex worker rights in eight African countries.

Prior to joining Breakthrough, Marc was VP for Business Development and acting COO of a national school reform organization. Marc designed the staff and operation systems, programs, and budgets, growing the organization to 100 trainers delivering 4,500 training days yearly. His nationally-replicated Architectural Youth Program received numerous awards and won multi-year funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. As a member of Visual AIDS for the Arts, he helped produce the World AIDS Day tribute “Night without Light.”

Marc is a huge fan of travel, both recreational (he has visited more than 50 countries) and time (Doctor Who).

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