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Anne Marcus

Exceptional Lives

Anne Marcus, Exceptional Lives

Anne Punzak Marcus resides in Brookline with her husband, Paul, and their two sons, Robbie and Christopher. From 1984 until 2002, Anne worked for Fidelity Investments where her positions included portfolio manager of several municipal bond funds and Research Director for the Fixed Income Division. In 2012, she co-founded Exceptional Lives, a nonprofit that guides parents and caregivers of children with disabilities through the complex processes they need to navigate in order to get the care and resources necessary to ensure their children can achieve their full potential.

Anne is an active volunteer with several not-for-profit organizations. She currently is a member of the Board of Empowerment Through Integration and has held Board, trustee and other positions with Bridge Boston Charter School, Autism Consortium, The Park School, Dana Farber's Women Cancers' Visiting Committee and Families First. Anne's oldest son Robbie was born with cerebral palsy and she and her husband founded the Children's Hospital Developmental Medicine Center Philanthropic Leadership Council. In addition, she is a former Overseer of Children's Hospital and is involved with many local organizations that benefit children with disabilities. Anne is actively involved in a project to advance mental health support for adolescents in urban schools. She is also spearheading a research project to develop new approaches for teaching social pragmatic skills to children with special needs by utilizing recent scientific findings on how the brain learns.

Anne received a BS from the Boston College School of Management and an MBA from the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.