The founder and president of Marnie Custom Homes, Marnie Oursler builds community by giving back: whether by using locally-sourced materials, helping students get hands-on learning opportunities, or supporting arts education for underprivileged kids. "I am honored to join the board of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. They have made the Delaware Beaches a premier arts destination and I look forward to furthering their mission of providing inspired arts education for all,” says Oursler.
Marnie has been nationally recognized as Professional Builder Magazine’s “40 Under 40” and was awarded 2015 Best of Design by Houzz.com. Additionally, she received one of the world’s most distinguished business honors, the Gold Stevie® Award as Entrepreneur of the Year for Women in Business. A graduate of the Cross Continent MBA program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Marnie is a guest lecturer at the University of Maryland’s Graduate School of Architecture and a frequent public speaker on topics including design, women and business.
“We couldn’t be happier to have Marnie join our organization in such an important capacity,tfre” says Patti Grimes, Executive Director of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. “Her commitment to our community and her operational expertise make her a natural fit as a member of our Board of Directors.”
The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was established in 2007 to honor Josh Freeman, the former Chair of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, after his untimely death in December of 2006. The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation seeks to honor Josh’s passion and commitment to excellence by creating projects that he would have been proud of. Our mission is to partner to present memorable performances & provide inspired arts education for all, while creating opportunities to elevate the human spirit. With The Freeman Stage at Bayside, an outdoor performing arts venue located near Fenwick Island, DE, we act on that mission by providing unique arts experiences to over 50,000 visitors a year.