Margaret Crotty

Executive Director and CEO, Partnership with Children

Margaret Crotty has served in executive leadership roles in both the not-for-profit and private sectors in the areas of education and public health. Prior to joining Partnership with Children, Margaret launched and ran Save the Children’s $2 billion initiative to reduce child mortality in the developing world.

Previously, she was the President and CEO of AFS-USA Intercultural Programs, formerly the American Field Service, which has provided intercultural exchanges for over 300,000 high school students since 1947. Margaret has also served as the Executive Director of a workforce development agency serving New York City and Washington, DC.

In the private sector, Margaret spent seven years at the global corporation EF Education, the world’s largest privately-held education company, living in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Paris, first as a member of the founding management team of EF’s online language education business, and later as President of EF’s higher education business. She has also lived in Indonesia on two occasions, working for McKinsey & Co. and for Save the Children.

Margaret graduated with honors from Princeton University in History and African-American Studies. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Masters in Public Health from the Mailman School at Columbia University. She serves on several health and education boards, including those of Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital, The Open Medical Institute, The Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Third Street Music School, and the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship. She is a member of the Seachange Capital board, a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and the Program Leader for the Emerging Leaders Program, a management and leadership program for young leaders in the social sector.