Bryn Mawr College Trustee Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D. ’81, president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a leading advocacy philanthropy for at-risk children and families, was recently interviewed on PBS’s Tavis Smiley Show for a piece tied to the the 50th anniversary of “The War on Poverty.”
“One of the most serious problems we have is that we’re starting to lose the sense that where you end up doesn’t depend on where you started out,” McCarthy tells Smiley.
See the full interview below or on the Tavis Smiley website.
McCarthy has been at the Casey Foundation since 1994, serving as president and CEO since 2010. Prior to joining Casey, he was senior program officer at the Center for Assessment and Policy Development in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., where he worked with foundations, states, and cities on system planning and development of governance strategies. From 1985 to 1992, McCarthy held positions of increasing responsibility at the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and their Families, State of Delaware, culminating in his appointment as director of the Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services.
McCarthy began his career as a psychiatric social worker and taught at Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research—where he earned his Ph.D.—and the University of Southern California.