Ben Marcus is a constituent management professional and strategy consultant with a deep interest in public policy and human behavior. He currently serves as the Director of Development for the Jewish Community Alliance in Jacksonville, Florida and has over fifteen years of civic engagement, advocacy, and network development experience.
Ben has consulted with dozens of organizations and causes, trained groups large and small, and worked on many issue-based and candidate campaigns up and down the ballot. He served two terms as an AmeriCorps Member (City Year and VISTA), and continues to serve as a volunteer for a number of causes and on managing and advisory boards. Ben was also a candidate for Florida State House of Representatives in 2020.
He is married to the love of his life, Roxanna, after meeting as City Year AmeriCorps Members in Washington, DC in 2003. They live in the Sunbeam area of Jacksonville with their three children (Judah, Elijah, and Emilia) and are members of Ahavath Chesed (The Temple). Ben has earned his stay-at-home-dad badge three times over, as well. Time with his children he will never forget.
Ben currently volunteers regularly with Jewish Family and Community Services, City Year, and a variety of other local causes. He grew up in Chicagoland and has been involved in volunteerism and serving his community for his entire life. Raised in the Reform Jewish community and surrounded by incredible diversity, he was instilled with the ethos of "Gemilut Chassadim" (acts of loving kindness) and a deep belief in a power higher than all of us.
Ben holds a Bachelors of Science in Social Sciences and a Master of Public Policy from Jacksonville University in addition to an Associates of Arts in Sociology.