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 Stewart, has been recognized among Women Making History on Beyonce’s website, BeyGood. Led to the March of Dimes because of her desire to be a part of an organization that "could really make a big impact on people’s lives," we know that we’ll continue to make history under her leadership.

A national search of more than 200 candidates with backgrounds across nonprofit, business, government, medicine and educational sectors helped us find our new President. Stacey D. Stewart emerged as the unanimous choice to lead the March of Dimes into the future.

Mrs. Stewart officially took the helm January 1, 2017 and is deeply committed to our mission. A visionary leader who will grow our revenue base and enhance our Foundation’s financial strength, she has a talent for bringing communities together to solve the toughest problems. She is the first African-American woman to lead the March of Dimes at an important moment in our history. Right now, not every baby has a fair chance at a healthy start because of racial and geographic disparities. As our national spokesperson, Mrs. Stewart will raise awareness of prematurity and birth defects with diverse communities and connect our mission to those families that are most in need.

"Across polio, birth defects and the prematurity campaign — few organizations have made such a lasting impact on the futures of mothers and babies as the March of Dimes," she says. "I feel honored to join this tradition and seek new ways to reach and protect every mother and baby in the future."