Mali Locke
Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy


Mali Locke is a director with the Milken Institute’s Center for Strategic Philanthropy, where she leads the Center’s design thinking and workforce development in higher education initiative.

Prior to joining the Institute, Locke started and led the development team at CityBridge Education, focusing on large institutional gifts. Previously, she was the director of the Maverick Capital Foundation in NYC, the philanthropic arm of the hedge fund Maverick Capital. Locke started her career in philanthropy at the Robin Hood Foundation where she was a senior program officer on the education team. 

Locke has a bachelor’s degree in French literature from Yale University and an M.S. in organization change management from the New School University. She works in the Institute’s D.C. office.