Tony Cohn is an award-winning communication, partnership, and growth strategist. Currently, Tony is the Director of Strategy for the Morgridge Family Foundation. He oversees the organization’s $10 million annual philanthropic giving approach to more than 150 non-profit partners. Previously, Tony spent seven years with the Smithsonian Institution where he conceptualized and managed creative projects. He created and hosted Sidedoor, the Smithsonian’s podcast which reached more than 4 million people in 120 countries. The Atlantic hailed, “Cohn’s charm and realness, fueled by the resources of the vast Smithsonian… created some of the best narratives [in the podcast space].” In 2018, he successfully led the Smithsonian’s Pepper Project, bringing 25 humanoid robots to the Institution for the first time in history while managing its multi-million-dollar budget. Tony has traveled four continents collaborating with cultural and non-profit organizations to build strategic plans, innovative communication campaigns, and brand strategies. Tony received dual degrees in Public Communication and Theatre Arts from American University in Washington, D.C.
Director of Strategy, Morgridge Family Foundation