Timonium resident appointed development director at NFTE Baltimore
Timonium resident Marsha Koger has joined the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Baltimore affiliate, as director of development.
As director of development, Ms. Koger will oversee fundraising activities for NFTE Baltimore including prospect research, grant writing and relationship cultivation with donors.
Prior to joining NFTE, she served as director of development for Harbor Hospital. She started her career in development with the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust. Ms. Koger has worked for Mother Seton Academy, University of Baltimore and Arts Every Day. Her main role in each of these organizations was either to develop a fundraising department or to stabilize an already existing fundraising arm of the organization.
Ms. Koger began her career in fundraising more than 10 years ago as a grants manager for the Woodbourne Foundation. In six months, she raised $1.3 million and was promoted to oversee the public relations, communications and volunteer management functions of the organization.
In addition to her fundraising skills, she has more than 20 years of experience in public and media relations and has worked for the Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, as a public relations coordinator and a special assistant to the president.
She started her career as a journalist and was a reporter for The Annapolis Capital, The Princeton Packet Group, The Burlington Free Press and The Syracuse Herald-Journal.
After her career as a journalist, Ms. Koger worked as the deputy press secretary to former Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, writing his press speeches and coordinating daily press conferences.
Ms. Koger holds a master’s degree in publications design from the University of Baltimore and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Swarthmore College. Currently, she is pursuing a doctorate in higher education with a concentration in community college leadership at Morgan State University.
"NFTE is fortunate to have Marsha Koger as part of our team,” said Tricia Granata Eisner, executive director of NFTE Baltimore. “Marsha’s experience in fundraising will help us serve more students in low-income communities so they can discover how classroom learning in entrepreneurship is relevant to the real world.”
NFTE is an international nonprofit based in New York that provides entrepreneurship programs to young people from low-income communities. The organization’s Baltimore affiliate was established in 2003 and has reached more than 7,000 students. NFTE currently provides entrepreneurship curriculum to 24 schools in Baltimore. For more information about NFTE, visit nfte.com.