The Annie E. Casey Foundation Names Patrice Cromwell Vice President, Center for Economic Opportunity

Posted February 16, 2021
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Patrice Cromwell, VP, Center for Economic Opportunity

The Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion has named a new vice pres­i­dent for its Cen­ter for Eco­nom­ic Oppor­tu­ni­ty. Patrice Cromwells appoint­ment to the role is effec­tive today.

Cromwell had been the Foundation’s Direc­tor of Youth Oppor­tu­ni­ty and led Learn and Earn to Achieve Poten­tial (LEAP)™, a mul­ti-state effort to help youth who are home­less or who have had child wel­fare or juve­nile jus­tice sys­tem involve­ment suc­ceed in school and at work. She pre­vi­ous­ly served as direc­tor of Foundation’s Bal­ti­more Civic Site and was an exec­u­tive on loan, part­ner­ing with for­mer Mary­land Gov. Mar­tin O’Malley to boost human ser­vices agen­cies’ abil­i­ties to achieve key results.

Cromwell joined the Foun­da­tion in 2005. Pri­or to her arrival, she spent more than two decades cre­at­ing, run­ning and work­ing for non­prof­its and a local foun­da­tion in the Bal­ti­more region and worked in finance and man­age­ment con­sult­ing in New York.

Patrice is a tal­ent­ed pro­fes­sion­al who brings the right com­bi­na­tion of for­ward-think­ing lead­er­ship and deep exper­tise to this role,” said Foun­da­tion Pres­i­dent and CEO Lisa Hamil­ton. She has ded­i­cat­ed so much of her career to pro­mot­ing eco­nom­ic well-being for chil­dren, youth and fam­i­lies, and we are excit­ed to have her lead our work in this area.”

The Foundation’s Cen­ter for Eco­nom­ic Oppor­tu­ni­ty advances a two-gen­er­a­tion strat­e­gy to help par­ents achieve finan­cial sta­bil­i­ty while prepar­ing their kids to thrive by pro­mot­ing high-qual­i­ty edu­ca­tion, par­ent­ing skills and com­mu­ni­ty supports.

Cromwell holds a bachelor’s degree in eco­nom­ics from Prince­ton and a Mas­ter of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion from Yale Uni­ver­si­ty. She serves on the steer­ing com­mit­tee of the Youth Tran­si­tion Fun­ders Group, an orga­ni­za­tion of nation­al and region­al phil­an­thropic part­ners, and is vice pres­i­dent of the board of direc­tors of the Put­ney Open Door Fund, which works to elim­i­nate bar­ri­ers for young peo­ple seek­ing edu­ca­tion­al sum­mer experiences.

Cromwell suc­ceeds Bob Giloth, who retired after near­ly three decades with the Foundation.

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