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former President and CEO of Public/Private Ventures and Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Michael A. Bailin served as President and CEO of The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation from 1996 to 2005. For the prior 17 years, he was President and CEO of Public/Private Ventures (P/PV), a nationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to improving opportunities for young people in poor communities. Prior to launching P/PV in 1977, Bailin worked as a consultant to the Ford Foundation, and before that he served as the Deputy Director and counsel to the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City. Bailin has also practiced law and taught at both Dartmouth and Franconia colleges in New Hampshire and spent the spring semester of 2006 as the first Visiting Professor of the Practice of Foundation Strategy at the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University. Over the past 40 years he has helped to build, has managed or has served as a board member or adviser to scores of nonprofit organizations. Since leaving The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Bailin consults to organizations and on projects of special interest to him. Currently he serves on the Evaluation Advisory Committees of Wings for Kids; Roca; Congreso de Latinos Unidos; and Our Piece of the Pie; as well as on the Board of Directors of The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (Nominating and Governance Committee).