Catherine Milton

Chair Emeritus; Social Entrepreneur

Catherine Milton is a leader in the national service movement and a social entrepreneur. She served as Vice President for U.S. Programs at Save the Children from 1995 to 2002. She current is working part-time at Stanford University's Haas Center to promote Cardinal Service. 

From 1992 to 1995, Catherine was the first executive director of the Commission on National and Community Service where she was responsible for the design, development, launching, and funding of AmeriCorps and other national service programs. She also designed and directed for a year the Presidio Leadership Center, the first national service leadership-training center.

 Catherine was the founder and director of the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University from 1981 to 1992, which many consider the premier public service program for college students.

In addition, Catherine has held senior positions in the Treasury Department, the US Senate, and the Police Foundation. She has authored or co-authored six books. In her work with the U.S. Senate, she authored the first two significant pieces of legislation focused on victims of crime, both of which were enacted into law. She was also President of Friends of the Children, a national non profit focused on providing mentors to children who are severely at risk.

She has received an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, Mt. Holyoke College, and a prestigious three-year Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship. She was a partner in SV2 of Silicon Valley several years ago.