Mary Galeti

Senior Fellow in Social Innovation

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.​