Stacey D. Stewart

  • Former U.S. President of United Way Worldwide and senior officer at the Office of Community and Charitable Giving at Fannie Mae
  • Accomplished leader with a master’s of business administration from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Georgetown University
  • Honorary degrees from Alabama A&M, Morgan State University, Texas Southern University and Trinity University

Our President, Stacey D. Stewart, is deeply committed to improving maternal-child health and leveling the playing field so that all moms and babies are healthy. She came to March of Dimes to lead an organization that "could really make a big impact on people’s lives." As our national spokesperson, Mrs. Stewart has raised awareness about the urgent crisis facing moms and babies, no matter their age, socio-economic background or demographics; she’s appeared on PBS NewsHour and All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, as well as numerous other media. 

Mrs. Stewart has a talent for bringing communities together to solve the toughest problems. She officially took the helm on January 1, 2017, and is the first African-American woman to lead March of Dimes at an important moment in our history. Right now, not every baby has the best possible start because of racial and geographic disparities, but we are changing that. 

“We’re pressing forward to bring real solutions to real people every day," she says. "I’m honored to guide our organization to find new ways to reach and protect all moms and babies today so that the next generation doesn’t have to face the same challenges."