BOSTON, MA—February 8, 2017—The Bridgespan Group
announced two new additions to its Board of Trustees: Cheryl L. Dorsey, President of Echoing Green
, and John Donahoe, Chair of the Board of PayPal
and former CEO of eBay and Bain & Company
Dorsey has a medical degree from Harvard Medical School and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School; she has also served on the boards of the SEED Foundation and the Harvard Board of Overseers.
A pioneer in social entrepreneurship with over two decades of experience, Dorsey said, “I welcome this chance to be part of The Bridgespan Group and hope my experience will contribute to Bridgespan as it investigates ways to help leaders and organizations achieve lasting social change.”
Jeff Bradach, Bridgespan’s co-founder and managing partner said,
“Dorsey has committed her entire career to public service and scaling social impact. From her current work at Echoing Green where she helps find and support path-breaking social entrepreneurs to her prior positions at the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Labor Department, she has worked tirelessly to address the world’s biggest problems. She adds a unique and powerful set of perspectives to the Bridgespan board, and we are fortunate to benefit from her guidance.”
Of John Donahoe’s participation, Bridgespan’s chairman and co-founder, Tom Tierney said, “This will be a homecoming for John and us. He served on our board shortly after we were founded, when he was CEO of Bain & Company, where we were incubated. We are grateful to be able to tap into his extraordinary experience and broad insights.”
Said Donahoe, “It is great to be back as part of the broader Bridgespan family; I am very proud of the group’s accomplishments over these last few years and am looking forward to being part of what is ahead.” Donahoe served as President and CEO of eBay Inc. from 2008–2015, where he oversaw the eBay, PayPal, and eBay Enterprise businesses after his 20-year career at Bain.
About The Bridgespan Group
The Bridgespan Group (www.bridgespan.org
) is a global nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven organizations and philanthropists to break cycles of poverty and dramatically improve the quality of life for those in need. Our services include strategy consulting, leadership development, philanthropy advising, and developing and sharing practical insights.