The 50 Most Powerful Women in U.S. Philanthropy

Media December 5, 2023

“In the years since its founding in 2016, Blue Meridian Partners has become a philanthropic powerhouse, a “big bet” funding collaborative and convener that’s pooled $4 billion to date, and is behind ambitious efforts like the Justice and Mobility Fund. Nancy Roob was the woman behind Meridian’s founding. As the CEO of the Edna Clark Foundation, Roob pioneered a form of “coordinated, collaborative investment” that later inspired Blue Meridian, which was originally a project of Edna Clark before the foundation spent down. A philanthropy veteran, Roob has worked on antipoverty strategy in the foundation world for most of her career.”

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