Tony Cohn

Director of Strategy

Tony Cohn is the Director of Strategy for the Morgridge Family Foundation. In this role, he manages, identifies, and grows major philanthropic relationships and programs on behalf of the organization.

Previously, Tony was with the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C, where he conceptualized and led Institution-wide projects. He created the Smithsonian’s award-winning podcast, Sidedoor, which reached three million people in its first two years. He oversaw the Institution’s “Pepper Project” which publicly brought robots to a cultural institution for the first time in history. Tony has collaborated with governments and cultural institutions on four continents to help reimagine the impact that communication and creative programs can have. Since 2016, Tony has been part of a U.S. Department of State public diplomacy program that trains media professionals around the world.

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