Butch Trusty is a principal in Bridgespan’s New York office. Since joining the organization in 2008, Butch has led client engagements with a range of nonprofit clients and foundations. Past clients have included a local funder collaborative making investments in talent pipelines for an urban school district, a national African American mentoring program seeking to expand into educational services, a startup national education reform advocacy organization, a national teacher development organization exploring the launch of a new competency-based teacher preparation graduate program, and an urban school district serving disconnected youth, among others.
Recently, Butch was the Managing Partner at Education Cities, a national network of local education venture philanthropy organizations. At Education Cities, Butch oversaw all of the activities to accelerate the impact of the network’s members, including providing strategic advising services to local leaders and developing a human capital investment community of Practice. Butch also previously served as the Education Program Director at The Joyce Foundation, investing $10 million per year to improve the quality of teachers and charter schools in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and nationally. Prior to Bridgespan, Butch held positions at the Alliance for Excellent Education, as an Education Pioneers Fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and at Edison Schools.
Butch is a founding board member and Vice Chair of Great Lakes Academy Charter School, the Vice Chair and Treasurer of Equality Illinois, an overseer at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, and serves as an advisor to the School Leader Lab. Butch holds MBA and MPP degrees from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University.