Marshall Cohen, Esq., a member of the Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) Board of Directors, was named chair of the ACA’s development committee. The development committee provides oversight of the organization’s overall fundraising policies, plans, goals, and strategies.
“Fundraising plays such an important role for any nonprofit, and the Amputee Coalition is no different,” Cohen said. “I am pleased and excited to accept this important role and am looking forward to advancing key initiatives for the Amputee Coalition, like launching its first annual fund campaign in 2010.”
Cohen is a partner in the law firm Cohen & Perfetto LLP, New York, New York. Before becoming a lawyer, he earned a doctorate in American history from Harvard University. He has taught at Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Columbia Law School.
Cohen lives with his wife, Jean Keh, in New York City and Great Barrington, Massachusetts. His passions are opera and tennis.
He was born with a deformed and enlarged right hip and leg. When he was 64, Cohen and his orthopedist decided that amputation was the best solution for the deteriorating condition of his right leg. His right leg was amputated on September 11, 2003, and on October 13, 2003, he received a C-Leg for field testing. He is now back on the tennis court and is actively involved in his legal practice.
“I look forward to working with Marshall,” said Kendra Calhoun, president and CEO of the ACA. “He has such energy and passion for the Amputee Coalition’s mission that I am inspired to be able to work with him to create a complete portfolio of development opportunities for our organization.”
Cohen is stepping into the ACA’s Development Committee chair position during a year when the economy has seen better times. “While we see much potential to reach our fundraising goals, the downturn in the economy will be a challenge,” said Cohen, who is replacing Eve Markewich, Esq., as chair. Markewich is stepping down from this post after nearly three years of service.