Margaret McDonnell

Margaret is the Executive Director of the United Nations Foundation’s United to Beat Malaria campaign, which is committed to saving lives and defeating malaria. Margaret oversees the campaign’s lifesaving portfolio of work – from resource mobilization and programmatic grants to advocacy and champion engagement to building strong synergies with UN partners and the global malaria community. Before joining United to Beat Malaria, Margaret worked at the ONE Campaign, running strategic partnerships and mobilizing grassroots advocates on a wide range of global health and poverty issues. She worked with UNICEF in Botswana to develop media and civil society engagement strategies to further children’s rights within the context of the HIV epidemic and as a consultant for the U.S. Coalition for Child Survival to identify and implement advocacy and coalition-building best practices. She has a Master’s in Public Policy with a focus on global health from George Mason University and a broad range of experience in issue-based mobilization and political campaigning, non-profit fundraising, and international development. Margaret and her husband have three young kids, so she is particularly passionate about protecting children from malaria.