Mali Locke is a director of the Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy, where she leads the center's design thinking and workforce development in higher education initiative. Her portfolio includes projects focused on addressing mental health and well-being for adolescents and emerging adults as they prepare to enter the workforce. In her role, Mali provides executive leadership and implementation support to guide the philanthropic and social impact investments of family offices and foundations.
Prior to joining the Institute, Locke started and led the development team at CityBridge Education, focusing on large institutional gifts. Previously, she was the director of the Maverick Capital Foundation in NYC, the philanthropic arm of the hedge fund Maverick Capital. Locke started her career in philanthropy at the Robin Hood Foundation where she was a senior program officer on the education team. Locke has a bachelor’s degree in French literature from Yale University and an M.S. in organization change management from the New School University. She works in the Institute’s DC office.