As Program Director, Mark Murray manages the foundation’s support for community, civic, and cultural organizations. Mark has worked on issues ranging from establishing community schools to programs that support violence prevention. He manages a team of grant makers that are dedicated to working with and in Chicago communities to tackle some of the city’s most pressing needs. Prior to Field, Mark held both philanthropic and community roles at the Illinois Arts Council where he worked to expand the connection of art and community. He is an award-winning educator and academic advisor. He is a member of the Healthy Schools Campaign’s Civic and Business Advisory Committee; the Chicago Arts Education Collaborative; and DePaul University’s faculty. Mark holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (MFA), DePaul University (MA), and the University of Dayton (BA). He lives with his wife and two sons in Woodstock, Illinois, where the Bill Murray film, Groundhog Day, was filmed.