Mark K. Shriver
Shriver is president of Save the Children Action Network, where he leads an
effort to mobilize Americans around two goals: ending preventable maternal,
newborn and child deaths globally and ensuring that every child in the U.S. has
access to high-quality early childhood education.
joined Save the Children in 2003, serving as Vice President for U.S. Programs
until 2013. In that capacity, he created and oversaw the agency’s early
childhood education, literacy, health, and emergency preparedness and response
programs in the United States. He also led a national coalition that convinced
Congress to create the National Commission on Children and Disasters.
Previously he started the innovative Choice
Program for at-risk Maryland youth and served in the Maryland House of
Delegates. Jesuit-educated, Shriver attended high school at Georgetown
Preparatory School and earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of Holy
Cross. He received a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard.
has earned a number of awards for his commitment to the rights and well-being
of children, including honorary doctorates from Wheelock College, his alma
mater Holy Cross and Loyola College in Maryland.
late mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded Special Olympics and his late father
R. Sargent Shriver created the Peace Corps and led President Lyndon Johnson’s
War on Poverty. Mark Shriver’s book, A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father,
Sargent Shriver, was published in 2013. He is currently writing a book on