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Federal/State Partnership staff bios: Edythe Manza, Director

March 29, 2012 | By Federal/State Partnership Staff

Edythe Manza
Director, Federal/State Partnership

Edie has worked at NEH since 1971. Prior to joining Federal/State Partnership in December of 1995, she was the Deputy Director in the Division of Education Programs for four years. Edie also served as program officer and Deputy Director in the Challenge Grants Program where she worked with a broad range of humanities institutions on long-range planning, organizational management, and fundraising. She worked on the American Issues Forum, NEH's initiative during the 1970s to observe the Bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence. Early in her career, she worked on congressional relations and outreach efforts in the Office of Public Affairs. Edie received a degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.