Barri Marks is an active supporter of area arts and educational organizations. She has established and funded two endowments at the UConn School of Fine Arts, one that gives students the opportunity to perform in the community beyond the university and another that supports students’ professional development. She helped to establish and is the chair of the Dean’s Advisory Board in the School of Fine Arts. Long a supporter of the University of Connecticut, she served for four years as Hartford region chair of major gifts for UConn’s capital campaign, UConn2000. She has served in a number of other UConn volunteer positions.
She has extensive experience in fund-raising and organizing volunteers for non-profit organizations. She is currently a board member and long-time supporter of Hartford Stage where she sits on the development committee.
She works as a standardized patient at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, supporting the training of medical students as they learn clinical skills.