Megan Murphy – Humans of Fundraising

By September 22, 2020April 12th, 2021Graham-Pelton News & Events

Career portraits and interviews collected from the frontlines of fundraising.

Megan Murphy consulting with Fearless Girl at the CFA Institute’s Diversity & Inclusion Conference in San Francisco in September 2018.

Megan Murphy

Executive Director

National Coalition of Girls' Schools

My dad’s 30-year career as a middle school history teacher profoundly influenced my decision to become an educator and advocate. By way of his example, I want to help prepare the next generation of girls to lead with courage, competency, and empathy. And though I didn’t attend a girls’ school (but wish I did!), I am proud of the significant growth in the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools’ membership and programming in the past decade. We’ve been able to engage the power of many more voices to strengthen our schools, communities, and world for the better.

That’s all the more relevant in this challenging and complex moment. It has caused me to double down on what matters most. It has clarified values and priorities, such as spending time with the people who are most important to me.

That extends to our NCGS community. And when the going gets tough, I tell myself and my colleagues to focus on our mission. Always mission.

Megan Murphy negotiating the right of way with a goat during a cycling trip in Morocco.

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