Mary serves as the Executive Director and
Vice-Chair of the Tecovas Foundation. The Tecovas Foundation funds social
innovation and entrepreneurship by focusing on leveraging new service models
and sustainable economic development both locally and internationally. A member
of the board of trustees since 2000, and Executive Director since 2009, Mary
has led Tecovas to develop a concrete vision to increase the foundation’s
capacity and effectiveness. In 2010, the foundation added an impact investing
and PRI portfolio to their endowment.
Mary served on the Board of the Council on
Foundations, and chaired the Family Philanthropy Committee. Mary also serves as a member of the Board of
Directors of the Global Shapers, an Initiative of the World Economic
Forum. She is the Vice-Chair of the
StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellowship Program. She is a member of the Board of Advisors of
the Nexus Global Youth Summit on Social Innovation and Philanthropy.
She has spoken on the issues of generational
transition and leadership cultivation in philanthropy and the nonprofit space
at many venues, including the Council on Foundations, Advisors in Philanthropy,
and The Nexus Youth Summit on Social Innovation and Philanthropy at the United
Nations. She has also been a frequent contributor to WNYC’s The Takeaway on
supporting military families during deployment. She is a 2008 StartingBloc
Social Innovation Fellow. She was a participant in the Next Generation Leaders
summit at the White House in 2010. She is a member of the World Economic
Forum’s Global Shapers Washington, D.C. Hub. She and her husband currently live
in Washington, D.C.