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America’s Promise Alliance CEO Marguerite Kondracke Named to Non-Profit Times 50 People of Power and Influence List

The current edition of the Non-Profit Times (NPT) has revealed this year’s list of the top 50 People of Power and Influence, which includes America’s Promise Alliance President & CEO Marguerite Kondracke. 

Kondracke, who has been with the Alliance since 2004, is credited with making the organization a “force in youth development.”
Prior to joining the Alliance, Kondracke served as Special Assistant to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander as well as Staff Director for the Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families. Her focus in the 108th Congress was education, health care, social welfare, and the challenges of working families, especially military families.

During her 40-year career, Ms. Kondracke has been both an entrepreneur and a public servant. In the private sector for 20 years, she has been CEO of three companies – a start-up, a roll-up, and a turn-around. She founded the start-up, Corporate Family Solutions, in 1987 with Lamar Alexander and Bob Keeshan, television’s Captain Kangaroo, to provide more and better child care for working parents through employer sponsorship. It became the nation’s largest provider of workplace childcare, and she took the company public in 1997 (NASDAQ: BFAM). Ms. Kondracke retired as CEO of the company, now called Bright Horizons Family Solutions, in 1999, and recently rejoined the board.

Kondracke joins a prestigious list of honorees this year, including Alliance partners and funders:

  • Diana Aviv , President & CEO, Independent Sector
  • Kathy Cloninger , Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of the USA
  • David Eisner , CEO, Corporation for National & Community Service
  • Israel L. Gaither , National Commander, Salvation Army
  • Brian Gallagher , President & CEO, United Way of America
  • Melinda Gates , Co-Founder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Charles Gould , President, Volunteers of America
  • John H. Graham IV , President & CEO, ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership
  • Irv Katz , President, National Human Services Assembly
  • Wendy Kopp , CEO & Founder, Teach for America
  • Gara LaMarche , President & CEO, The Atlantic Philanthropies
  • Michelle Nunn , CEO, Points of Light Institute
  • Fr. Larry Snyder , President & CEO, Catholic Charities USA
  • Sterling Speirn , President & CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Dorothy Stoneman , Founder & President, YouthBuild USA

In this 11th annual NPT Power & Influence Top 50, the magazine celebrates some of the sector’s top executives and thinkers. These executives were selected for the impact they have now and for the innovative plans they are putting in place to evolve the charitable sector.

The executives will be honored for their work at The NPT Power & Influence Top 50 Gala next month at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. It will be a night of high level exchange between executives who can move a nation.