Marilyn Chism 

Marilyn Chism 

Director of Programs

Marilyn Chism joined the Golden LEAF Foundation in November 2013. As a program officer, Marilyn works primarily with educational entities that have received grants in Golden LEAF’s priority areas of education and workforce preparedness. She conducts due diligence on proposals and monitors projects for compliance after grants are awarded. Before working at Golden LEAF, Marilyn worked for 20 years in North Carolina government in the General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division, in NC Central University’s Chancellor’s Office, and in the Office of the State Auditor. 

Marilyn was raised in Chadbourn, NC. She attended UNC-Greensboro as a Katherine Smith Reynolds Scholar. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from UNC-Greensboro and a Juris Doctor from the UNC School of Law. Marilyn is an active member of her church and is also an avid fan of both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers.

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