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Nov 09 2012

Mark Shriver to Deliver Closing Keynote

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The Georgetown Public Policy Institute LEAD Conference is pleased to announce Mark K. Shriver as the closing keynote speaker for this inaugural event. His inspirational leadership at Save the Children works to improve the outcomes of disadvantaged children and youth living in impoverished regions across the United States. As closing keynote speaker, he will draw upon his experience to encourage conference participants to confront the challenges they have faced in the past and make progress toward better outcomes for children and youth.





Mark K. Shriver leads Save the Children’s U.S. Programs, which works to ensure a fair start for all children in the United States, including the nearly one in four living in poverty.

Shriver developed Save the Children’s early childhood development, literacy and health programs, which benefit more than 76,000 children in some of the most impoverished regions of the country.  Studies reveal that 68 percent of children showed major improvement after participating in the literacy program and the percentage reading at or above grade level more than doubled from the start of the school year to the end.

Shriver also created Save the Children’s domestic emergencies unit, which works to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children before, during, and after disasters through preparedness and response programs, as well as advocacy at the federal, state, and local level.

Shriver was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1994 to 2002.  In 1988, Shriver founded the innovative Choice Program, which serves delinquent and at-risk youth through intensive, community-based counseling.

Shriver received his B.A. from The College of the Holy Cross in 1986 and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University in 1993.  He has received honorary degrees from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland and from The College of the Holy Cross.  He resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife, Jeanne, and their three children, Molly, Tommy and Emma.

Shriver’s New York Times and Washington Post best-selling memoir, “A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver,” was published in June 2012 by Henry Holt.

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