Bridget Marquis

Director, Reimagining the Civic Commons Learning Network
Bridget joined U3 Advisors in 2016. She is the project manager for Reimagining the Civic Commons, a national initiative supported by The JPB Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Kresge Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation that seeks to counter economic and social fragmentation in our cities by revitalizing and connecting public spaces such as parks, plazas, trails and libraries to bring together people from different backgrounds. In this role she acts as director for the national Civic Commons Learning Network, hosted by U3 Advisors, that provides coordinated learning, impact assessment and storytelling across the five demonstration cities. 
 
Prior to working with U3, Bridget supported the Knight Foundation’s Community and National Initiatives portfolio as an independent consultant. As part of this work she collaborated with the William Penn Foundation on the launch of the Reimagining the Civic Commons pilot project in Philadelphia and consulted on the development and launch of the Knight Cities Challenge grant program.
 
Bridget previously served as program director for ArtPlace America where she developed and executed grantmaking strategies to inform and accelerate the field of creative placemaking. She also developed and directed the expansion of the Talent Dividend research into a full portfolio of work including a 31-city tour, 60-city learning network and $1M prize for CEOs for Cities.  Throughout her career Bridget has curated dozens of learning events for Knight Foundation, ArtPlace America and CEOs for Cities. 
 
Bridget holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and undergraduate degrees in business and art from the College of William and Mary. She currently resides in Boston.