Lynn Margherio

Lynn Margherio

Founder & CEO at Cradles to Crayons
Bio

With the conviction that, if donating were easy, families would gladly pass on new or gently used children’s items to families in need, Lynn launched Cradles to Crayons in Boston in 2002 and later expanded to Philadelphia and Chicago. Annually, Cradles to Crayons now provides nearly 250,000 children in poverty with essential items including clothing, shoes, winter coats and filled backpacks, and the organization’s unique operating model engages volunteers to fill 75,000 workshifts.

A graduate of Georgetown University, Lynn began her career as a business strategy consultant. She served as a senior policy analyst on the White House Domestic Policy Council during the Clinton Administration, focusing on health care and the potential impact on the economy of the Internet and electronic commerce. She later served as Executive Vice President of the Clinton Foundation’s HIV/AIDS Initiative where she led international health care and policy teams. Lynn lives in Cambridge with her husband and children.