Annmarie Benedict Pagliano
Migration Narrative Executive
Annmarie came to SCI from New York where she spent 14 years working in philanthropy at The Atlantic Philanthropies. Her grantmaking supported the creation and implementation of advocacy strategies to advance migrant rights, civil liberties and criminal justice reform.
Annmarie also directed the monitoring of the foundation’s grants in seven countries, including Northern Ireland, and advised the design of two of the foundation’s capstone investments – one to build and expand the narrative change sector internationally and the other to internationally disseminate skills and learning in migrant rights advocacy. Before entering the philanthropic sector, Annmarie was a performing artist and teacher.
She has served on the steering committee of the International Human Rights Funders Group, lived in Paris and studied at Paris X – Nanterre, and is a member of the US Actors’ Equity Association, having performed in off-Broadway and regional theaters and on tour to over 25 US states.
Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland