100 STRONG Founder Bios

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Gabriela Hearst

100 Strong Co-Founder & Save the Children Trustee

100 Strong co-Founder Gabriela Hearst is a designer of luxury women’s and men’s clothing and accessories. She runs an award winning eponymous fashion label, which she launched in 2015 after spending a decade in New York City’s fashion industry. She was raised on her family’s ranch in Uruguay and attended the British School in Montevideo before studying Communications at the O.R.T. University of Uruguay. Gabriela is a member of Save the Children’s Board of Trustees.

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Margaret (Peg) McGetrick

100 Strong Co-Founder & Save the Children Trustee

100 String co-Founder Peg McGetrick is a former CEO of Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co (GMO) and a current Board member with the firm. She was a Founding Partner of Liberty Square Asset Management, a Boston-based hedge fund focusing on non-US equities. Prior to founding Liberty Square, she was a Partner and head of the International Active Equity division at GMO. She began her investment career in non-U.S. equities as an analyst for The Commonfund.

Peg is currently a Trustee of Save the Children and Save the Children International, in addition to her founding leadership of 100 Strong. She has served on the Investment Committee of Partners Healthcare System and on the boards of Providence College, The Wheeler School and Our Sister’s School. She holds a BS from Providence College and an MS from Fairfield University.

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Catherine Oppenheimer

100 Strong Co-Founder & Save the Children Trustee

100 Strong co-Founder Catherine Oppenheimer is recognized as a major contributor in arts education for her work founding and developing arts education programs in New Mexico. She co-founded the National Dance Institute of New Mexico in 1994 (NDI-NM) as Artistic and Executive Director and the New Mexico School for the Arts, New Mexico's first chartered residential high school for the performing and visual arts, in 2010. An artist in her own right, Catherine danced with the New York City Ballet under the leadership of choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, and with the Twyla Tharp Dance Company. Currently Catherine is President of Santa Fe Southern Railroad, where she is working to revive and rebuild a 140 year old rail line.

Catherine’s work, along with many others, has garnered a number of awards including a National Arts and Humanities Award: Coming Up Taller Award (NDI-NM in 2003); a United States Department of Education: National Blue Ribbon for closing the achievement gap (NMSA in 2016); and a Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2016.

Catherine currently serves as a Trustee at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University, NDI-NM, NMSA, Save the Children, and Save the Children Action Network, in addition to her founding leadership of 100 Strong.


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