Global Conference 2010
Vice President and Managing Director, U.S. Programs, Save the Children
Mark Shriver is Vice President and Managing Director of Save the Children′s U.S. Programs, which work to ensure a fair start for all children in the United States, including the one in five living in poverty, and to advance the right of every child to have a safe and vibrant childhood. Shriver created Save the Children′s early childhood education program and reinvigorated its literacy, nutrition and fitness work in the United States. In early 2010, he oversaw the launch of k2kUSA.org, a campaign designed to engage children in the fight against childhood poverty. Shriver is also chairperson of the National Commission on Children and Disasters. He was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1994 to 2002. In 1988, Shriver founded the innovative Choice Program, which serves delinquent and at-risk youths through intensive community-based counseling. He received a B.A. from The College of the Holy Cross and an M.P.A. from Harvard University.