Grace Children’s Foundation
Partnerships Activation Manager, IDSA Foundation
Mary Beth plays a pivotal role in developing strategic partnerships and funding for the Grace Children’s Foundation (GCF), the expansion of GCF’s Children Resource Exchange (CRE) digital platform and for 1 TO 1 MILLION – the CRE pilot program focused on children with complex medical needs.
Mary Beth’s 28 years of expertise in Financial Services began at American Express, continued at MasterCard, and recently with FinTech leader, Corporate Spending Innovations (CSI). She developed her creative side as Director at Optimus Interactive, as a Customer Marketing Manager on the McDonald’s Account team at the Coca-Cola Company, and when managing the Burt’s Bees account at WPP Group’s Y&R Advertising Brand Buzz.
Mary Beth finds joy serving in her voluntary leadership roles. She successfully climbed to BaseCamp Everest on the first Challenge of the Chime In Project for women. She recently served on the Board of Directors with CSI’s philanthropic Power2Change Foundation and on previous Boards with several local New York charities, including Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Junior League of Pelham, Pelham Art Center, Pelham Education Foundation, and the Pelham PACT Coalition. She has also served on the Executive Committee for Hearts of Gold, the Special Events Committee for My Sister’s Place, and led the Italian Film Festival at the Pelham Picture House.
Mary Beth is an alumnus of Saint Mary’s College where she spent her sophomore year in Rome and graduated with a degree in business administration and a minor in Italian. A native of Minnesota, she has lived in Indiana, Italy, Illinois, and New York where she currently lives with her husband, teenage son and young daughter.
Mary Beth is grateful to be part of a team of dedicated people in GCF’s game-changing endeavor to connect any child in need to people and organizations ready to help.