MARILYN KING has been a member of the social work adjunct faculty since 2016. She teaches a course on grant writing for social workers.
A grants professional with more than 15 years of experience managing all aspects of nonprofit fundraising and development, King has helped many local nonprofit organizations secure needed operating funds. Currently as grants and foundation relations manager for A Community of Friends, she is responsible for researching, developing, preparing and drafting grant proposals to secure government, foundation and corporate funding. The funds she has raised in the past eight years have increased the organization’s capacity to provide permanent affordable housing and supportive services to homeless individuals and families in Los Angeles County.
Previously, King served as foundation relations manager for the Saban Community Clinic. Before that she spent three years providing research, grant writing and administrative support to the director of clinical cancer genetics at City of Hope. In addition, she was development manager for South Central Family Health Center and national donation manager for Pallotta TeamWorks.
Since 2009, King has been a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of Grant Professionals Association, the first organization focused solely on the advancement of grantsmanship as a profession and the support of its practitioners. She has served as president, vice president and secretary.
She received her master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management from American Jewish University.