Managing Director, Blue Meridian Partners, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Meeghan Prunty is a Managing Director of Blue Meridian Partners at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. Blue Meridian Partners is a philanthropic partnership founded by ten institutions and individuals that will deploy at least $1 billion to scale programs proven to improve the life outcomes of our nation’s most disadvantaged children and youth. Prunty is a member of the small leadership team of Blue Meridian Partners and helps shape and drive the business as it evolves. Her focus is the grantee investment side of Blue Meridian’s work – sourcing new investment ideas, leading due diligence on potential grantees and actively managing relationships with grantees throughout the course of the Partnership’s investment.
Prunty was part of the initial team that developed and launched the Hamilton Project, serving as the Project's first operating officer. She served as Associate Director from 2005-2010 and subsequently served as a Senior Advisor on the Leadership Team. For over 15 years, she also served as Senior Advisor to former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, managing a range of public policy, political, and media activities.
From 1993 through 1995, Prunty worked in the Clinton White House as Associate Director of Research & Strategic Planning. Prunty is a veteran of the 1992 Clinton campaign, from the primary in New Hampshire through the “War Room” in Little Rock to policy work for the President-elect’s Economic Conference in December 1992. From 1996-1998, Prunty directed the Children & the Media Program at Children Now, a national children’s advocacy organization based in California. Prunty began her career as financial analyst in the International Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions practices of Smith Barney. She has an MBA from Columbia University where she was awarded the Bronfman fellowship and a BS in International Economics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.