Hilary Pennington

Executive Vice President for Program at Ford Foundation

Hilary Pennington

Hilary Pennington

Executive Vice President for Program at Ford Foundation

Overview
Career Highlights

Jobs for the Future, Inc.

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1837

Number of Boards

11

Birthday

1956

Age

63

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Director, Strategy, Planning & Management & Chief of Staff, United States Program at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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President at The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.

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Founder at TheDream.US

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Founder at TheDream.US

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Co-Founder at TheDream.US

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Co-Founder at TheDream.US

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President at LaGuardia Community College

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Professor of Practice in Education Policy & Administration at Harvard University - Graduate School of Education

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Operating Partner at LFE Capital LLC

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Future Chief Revenue Officer at Ancestry.com LLC (Effective 09/2019)

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Executive Vice President for Program at Ford Foundation
Education
B.A.

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Master's in Theological Studies

Episcopal Divinity School is a school in Cambridge.

MBA

The Yale School of Management is the graduate business school of Yale University and is located on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. The School awards the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Advanced Management (MAM), and Ph.D. degrees. As of April 2012, 475 students were enrolled in its MBA program, 33 in the MBA for Executives program, and 33 in the PhD program.

Graduate Degree in Social Anthropology

Oxford is a collegiate university, consisting of the central University and colleges. The central University is composed of academic departments and research centres, administrative departments, libraries and museums. The 38 colleges are self-governing and financially independent institutions, which are related to the central University in a federal system. There are also six permanent private halls, which were founded by different Christian denominations and which still retain their Christian character.

Career History
Executive Vice President for Program
2013 - Current

The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. We believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them. We believe the best way to achieve these goals is to encourage initiatives by those living and working closest to where problems are located; to promote collaboration among the nonprofit, government and business sectors; and to ensure participation by men and women from diverse communities and all levels of society. In our experience, such activities help build common understanding, enhance excellence, enable people to improve their lives and reinforce their commitment to society. We work mainly by making grants or loans that build knowledge and strengthen organizations and networks. Since our financial resources are modest compared with societal needs, we focus on key problem areas and program strategies. Created with gifts and bequests by Edsel and Henry Ford, the foundation is an independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, with its own board, and is entirely separate from the Ford Motor Company. The trustees of the foundation set policy and delegate authority to the president and senior staff for the foundation’s grant making and operations. Program officers in the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America explore opportunities to pursue the foundation’s goals, formulate strategies and recommend proposals for funding.

Director-Education, Postsecondary Success & Special Initiatives
Prior

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation work with partner organizations worldwide to tackle critical problems in four program areas. The Global Development Division works to help the world’s poorest people lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. The Global Health Division aims to harness advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. The United States Division works to improve U.S. high school and postsecondary education and support vulnerable children and families in Washington State. And the Global Policy & Advocacy Division seeks to build strategic relationships and promote policies that will help advance our work. The approach to grantmaking in all four areas emphasizes collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, and, most importantly, results.

Senior Fellow
Prior

The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Their aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Advisors
Current

MyEdu Corp. operates as a software company. Its platform enables users to manage their academic journey, build first professional profile, and connect with employers. The company was founded by Christopher G. Chilek, John W. Cunningham and Michael K. Crosno on April 18, 2001 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

Member, Board of Directors
2012 - 2013

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA) is a leader in online education and the parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited* online university, and Resource Development International Ltd. (RDI), an independent provider of United Kingdom (UK) university distance learning qualifications. Capella Education Company also owns an innovative startup company called Sophia (http://www.sophia.org) - a social teaching and learning platform that integrates education with technology. Capella University, founded in 1993, offers graduate degree programs in the fields of business, counseling, education, health administration, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work, as well as bachelor's degree programs in the fields of business, information technology, nursing, psychology, public administration, and public safety. The university is exclusively online, and focuses on the needs of adult students who want a high-quality education they can pursue from any location. More than 34,989 students are currently enrolled, representing all 50 states and 59 countries. Seventy-six percent are pursuing master's or doctoral degrees. Capella Education Company and Capella University are both headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and together employ more than 1,250 administrative staff and more than 1,600 faculty members. Resource Development International Ltd. partners with a number of the top 100 universities in the UK to develop, validate and deliver UK higher education qualifications, predominantly through online courses. Sophia is a first-of-its-kind social education platform that offers students many ways to learn by making free, credible, academic content available to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. The site offers tens of thousands of tutorials created by hundreds of teachers and experts that are taught in a variety of ways. The platform further enhances the learning process by offering quizzes, assessing learning preferences and providing learning paths

Member, Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education
2015 - Current

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

Member, Board of Trustees
2012 - Prior
Vice Chair
Prior

Jobs for the Future seeks to accelerate the educational and economic advancement of youth and adults struggling in our economy.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $4,999
2013

The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is a leader in the movement to prepare young people for college and career success. For 30 years, NAF has refined a proven educational model which includes industry-focused curricula, work-based learning experiences, and business partner expertise from our five themes: Finance, Hospitality & Tourism, Information Technology, Engineering, and Health Sciences. Employees of more than 2,500 companies volunteer in classrooms, act as mentors, engage NAF students in paid internships and serve on local Advisory Boards. Founded in 1982 by Sanford I. Weill, Chairman Emeritus of Citigroup Inc., NAF fosters partnerships between the business and education communities to provide opportunities to underserved students. Weill’s original intent was to connect young people to entry-level jobs in New York City's growing financial sector. His program did much more than that. His vision led to a national movement of preparing students for successful careers. After Weill received approval for his new academy plan from the New York City Board of Education, the first academy, an Academy of Finance opened at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, NY in 1982. Since then, the NAF network has grown to 500 academies and serves more than 60,000 students across 39 states, D.C, and the U.S. Virgin Islands each year. NAF's 97% graduation rate and network of dedicated educators, business partners, and students are testament to the effectiveness of this model.

$1 - $999
2011

The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is a leader in the movement to prepare young people for college and career success. For 30 years, NAF has refined a proven educational model which includes industry-focused curricula, work-based learning experiences, and business partner expertise from our five themes: Finance, Hospitality & Tourism, Information Technology, Engineering, and Health Sciences. Employees of more than 2,500 companies volunteer in classrooms, act as mentors, engage NAF students in paid internships and serve on local Advisory Boards. Founded in 1982 by Sanford I. Weill, Chairman Emeritus of Citigroup Inc., NAF fosters partnerships between the business and education communities to provide opportunities to underserved students. Weill’s original intent was to connect young people to entry-level jobs in New York City's growing financial sector. His program did much more than that. His vision led to a national movement of preparing students for successful careers. After Weill received approval for his new academy plan from the New York City Board of Education, the first academy, an Academy of Finance opened at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, NY in 1982. Since then, the NAF network has grown to 500 academies and serves more than 60,000 students across 39 states, D.C, and the U.S. Virgin Islands each year. NAF's 97% graduation rate and network of dedicated educators, business partners, and students are testament to the effectiveness of this model.

$1 - $999
2009

The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is a leader in the movement to prepare young people for college and career success. For 30 years, NAF has refined a proven educational model which includes industry-focused curricula, work-based learning experiences, and business partner expertise from our five themes: Finance, Hospitality & Tourism, Information Technology, Engineering, and Health Sciences. Employees of more than 2,500 companies volunteer in classrooms, act as mentors, engage NAF students in paid internships and serve on local Advisory Boards. Founded in 1982 by Sanford I. Weill, Chairman Emeritus of Citigroup Inc., NAF fosters partnerships between the business and education communities to provide opportunities to underserved students. Weill’s original intent was to connect young people to entry-level jobs in New York City's growing financial sector. His program did much more than that. His vision led to a national movement of preparing students for successful careers. After Weill received approval for his new academy plan from the New York City Board of Education, the first academy, an Academy of Finance opened at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, NY in 1982. Since then, the NAF network has grown to 500 academies and serves more than 60,000 students across 39 states, D.C, and the U.S. Virgin Islands each year. NAF's 97% graduation rate and network of dedicated educators, business partners, and students are testament to the effectiveness of this model.

Political Donations
$250
2012

Former President of United States

$1,000
2008

Former President of United States

$200
2006

President & Chief Executive Officer at Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Events
Attendee
2011 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

The CGI Annual Meeting is an invitation-only event held each September in New York City for heads of state, chief executives of companies, directors of major nonprofits, and other global leaders. For four days, members make new connections and share insights and ideas. They learn about creative approaches taken by organizations around the world. They hear from inspiring speakers who come from different sectors, different countries, and different points of view. They analyze what works, and what doesn't. Then they take that knowledge and use it to create programs that effect meaningful and lasting change in the world.

Speaker
Aspen, CO, United States
2009 Aspen Ideas Festival

Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, continues to broaden its reach and engage with more people than ever before on ideas that matter. A major focus throughout the Festival, which opens today, is increasing live and on-demand video opportunities for online viewers around the world.

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