Maryland Day Convocation
2-3:30 p.m., McGuire Hall
Featuring Milch, Faculty Excellence, and AMDG Awards; Inauguration of SGA Officers; and special guest, Carrie Fox, '01, Founder and CEO of Mission Partners
Carrie Fox, '01, is the founder and CEO of Mission Partners, a social impact communications agency and Certified B Corporation, and a nationally recognized leader in social impact communications. Since launching her first communications agency at the age of 25, Carrie has guided hundreds of individuals and their organizations to lead with purpose, fueling organizations and their missions forward in new and more impactful ways. Her strategic communications work focuses deeply on issues of community— from social justice to sustainability, children’s health, higher education, and workforce development. Carrie served as the creative visionary behind a nationwide communications and advocacy campaign to transform the foster care system for young people aging out of care and she was the lead communications strategist behind a $10M prize competition aimed at advancing global technology for more fuel-efficient vehicles. Her signature approach to communicating for social justice equips nonprofit leaders and their organizations to challenge stereotypes and break bias, leading to more just and equitable outcomes for all.
A 2001 graduate of Loyola College, Carrie started her career as Director of Communications for Cal Ripken, Jr.—a position she earned following her role as Loyola’s Student Government President—before moving into public affairs and purpose communications. She has continued to stay connected to Loyola University, as the lead designer and facilitator of the Loyola Social Impact Fellows program, and as a past member of the University’s Board of Trustee. She has built Mission Partners as a “teaching hospital for communicators.”
Carrie is a founding signatory of the #WeTheChange declaration to build business for good, and a founding member of the Purpose Collaborative, a national network of communications thought-leaders and industry experts that work together to provide impactful problem solving in touch with the current needs of today’s purpose-driven businesses. Her signature conversation series and podcast, Mission Forward, has featured Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, MacArthur Fellows, and some of the nation’s most sought- after philanthropy leaders. She is also the co-author of Adventures in Kindness: 52 Awesome Adventures for Kids to Build a Better World, which she wrote with her then-10-year old daughter Sophia.