Mary Bruce is the executive director of the B.A. Rudolph Foundation, where she advances the organization’s mission of championing the educational and professional development of progressive women for whom a small amount of support could make a significant difference.
For nearly two decades, Mary has supported the development and growth of young leaders and the scale and impact of social sector organizations, including work with America’s Promise Alliance, the Boston Public Schools, City Year, the College Board, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Grad Nation campaign, and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. She recently served as co-executive director of AmeriCorps Alums, the only national network supporting the more than one million alumni of AmeriCorps.
Mary sits on the Advisory Committee of Equity in the Center, an initiative rooted in nonprofit talent development, which is working to center race equity as a core goal of social impact. Additionally, Mary serves as an adjunct professor in leadership at the University of Virginia- teaching courses such as “Equity-centered leadership for social impact.” She also serves on the National Advisory Council of New Politics, which reinvigorates our democracy by recruiting, developing, and electing servant leaders who exemplify courage, integrity, and empathy.
Mary earned her BA in Poverty Studies from the University of Virginia and her MPA in Domestic Policy from Princeton University. She is an alumna of AmeriCorps (the Latin American Youth Center, Washington DC) and the Peace Corps (Afourer Youth Center, Morocco).