Marianna Tu

Marianna Tu

Chief Operating Officer

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Marianna Tu is the Chief Operating Officer at America Needs You.

Previously, Marianna was the Chief Program Officer at America Needs You. Before joining America Needs You, she was the New York Executive Director of Peer Health Exchange, a national health education nonprofit serving low-income teenagers. Marianna was responsible for developing, managing, and evaluating the PHE New York program, raising funds, and managing the local staff and Board. She provided fiscal and organizational oversight for the city site and led local strategic planning. Under her leadership, the program achieved its first fundraising surplus and grew by nearly 50% in teens served to reach 5,000 youth.

Previously, Marianna worked as an Associate Director at an international philanthropy consulting firm. Her clients included global health financing institutions, grassroots organizations, and national grantmaking foundations. Marianna has spent significant time in Asia, serving as China Program Director for the international nonprofit Learning Enterprises and volunteering with Pediatric HIV/AIDS Treatment Support (PATS) based in Anhui, China. Marianna graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a B.A. in English and American Literature and Language. She is a Mentor and Area Committee Member at the Harvard Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC).


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