Grace Children’s


Nancy Robertson

President And CEO

Nancy’s love, respect and care for all children is the underpinning of the Grace Children’s Foundation (GCF) and GCF’s Children’s Resource Exchange (CRE) digital platform, an emerging state-of-the-art pediatric healthcare service.

Nancy was born in Albany, New York and lived all over the United States and in Europe, growing up in a military family, developing her sense of diplomacy early on. She attended the State University of New York at Albany and went on to pursue a career in acting. She then lived in Washington, D.C., studying acting while working in local theaters.

Nancy moved to New York City where she pursued her acting career in the 1980′s and early 90′s. She performed in the New York theater and daytime television. She learned from such talents as Tennessee Williams, Tom Stoppard and Jose Quintero. Her background in theater and her communication skills served her well in developing an infrastructure of individuals who pledged support for her passion for helping children.

She conceived the idea of an organization that would target the children who had little or no access to vital medical, surgical and rehabilitative resources essential for their well-being.   Nancy Robertson and a handful of like-minded people came together in this endeavor, and in 1997 the Grace Children’s Foundation was born.

In 2017, GCF partnered with a team of innovators at Microsoft and Microsoft Philanthropies to begin the transition of the case by case network to a digital platform that will help save the lives of children worldwide…scaling the solution to the magnitude of the problem.

Nancy Robertson has been honored in many ways since beginning her work, highlighted in her speech before the United States Congress on behalf of children in need. She was selected to carry the Olympic torch before the 2002 Salt Lake City games, running on behalf of New York City’s 9/11 first responders and was also acknowledged in a White House Ceremony in 2010 by the Haitian Diaspora Federation, acknowledged for her “extraordinary and selfless humanitarian service”…and for engaging people, organizations, medical professionals and nonclinical resources through GCF’s Children’s Resource Exchange in New York City.

Nancy’s vision is to see the children to a place where they may elevate themselves beyond survival to a place where they will flourish and have a chance for lives with dignity and purpose. She is dedicated to the children who wait.

She lives in New York City with her husband, GCF’s co-founder Brooks Robertson and only a taxi ride away from their daughter Grace– the light of her life.