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Samantha Retamar

Communications Associate
Arts and Culture

Samantha manages communications for the Foundation’s Arts and Culture team. Her role focuses on sharing stories and highlighting the efforts of grantees working toward increasing access to inclusive, diverse, and high-quality arts and culture experiences for communities across the region.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Samantha served as public relations associate for Philabundance, one of the largest hunger relief organizations in the Delaware Valley. While there, she supported the organization’s communications efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, led media relations during President Biden’s visit to the food bank and executed the communications strategy for the Philabundance Community Kitchen’s new state-of-the-art facility. She also worked as NBC10 and Telemundo62’s community affairs coordinator and served as an AmeriCorps member through City Year Philadelphia.

Samantha earned her B.A. in Mass Communications with a minor in International Studies from the University of South Florida. She is a sister of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., and served as president for the Alpha Nu Alumnae Chapter in Philadelphia from 2020-2021. When she’s not in the office, Samantha enjoys taking her rescue pup Oliver on walks through Tacony Creek Park and the Schuylkill River Trail and attending concerts and musicals.