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Monique Marks Joins Michigan Humanities’ Board of Directors


December 12, 2022


Jennifer Brown-Seagraves

2364 Woodlake Drive, Suite 100

Okemos, MI 48864


Monique Marks, LMSW
Monique Marks, LMSW

LANSING, MI—Michigan Humanities is pleased to announce that this October, Monique Marks was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to serve on Michigan Humanities’ Board of Directors. The Board of Directors play a key role in the organization and are responsible for setting policy, advocating for the humanities, fundraising, monitoring the budget, and ensuring that the organization meets its legal obligations.

Monique Marks is the President & CEO of Franklin Wright Settlements, Inc. Beginning her work there in 1997 as the Deputy Director and Clinical Social Worker, she was promoted to the position of President & CEO in 1998, and currently continues to serve in that role. Leading an organization that provides human services to assist community members with basic life, family, and social needs, her dedication to her work, and her excitement and passion for the work Michigan Humanities does will make her a great asset as a Board Member.

Monique is excited about the work that Michigan Humanities does to connect diverse communities through exposure to culture because she believes the exchange of cultural information is the best way to build community. As a new Board Member, she looks forward to learning about the variations of Michiganders, and how to use the humanities to bring Michiganders together.

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“We’re very excited to begin working with Monique. She has a deep love and pride for Michigan, and we can already tell she’s dedicated to the mission and vision of Michigan Humanities, engaged with our work, and will be a wonderful steward of our organization,” said Jennifer Rupp, President & CEO of Michigan Humanities.

About Michigan Humanities

Michigan Humanities strives to bring people together through stories, histories, cultures, and conversations. In carrying out this mission, Michigan Humanities builds awareness and excitement for humanities in everyday life, achieves best practices and sustainability for all humanities programs and services in Michigan, and upholds the following key values: inclusion, diversity, and equity; discovery and understanding; authentic conversation; respectful collaboration; and meaningful experiences. Michigan Humanities’ vision is a more thoughtful, connected, engaged, and informed Michigan.


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