Board Member

Tracy PalandjianTracy Palandjian joined the Surdna Foundation board in 2014. She is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Social Finance, a nonprofit organization which is leading the development of Social Impact Bonds, an innovative public private partnership. Previously, she was a Managing Director for 11 years at The Parthenon Group where she established and led the Nonprofit Practice and worked with foundations and NGOs to accomplish their missions in the US and globally. Prior to Parthenon, Tracy worked at Wellington Management Co. and McKinsey & Co.

For more than a decade, Tracy has dedicated herself to building a more impactful nonprofit sector by re-imagining the role of the capital markets in enabling social progress. She is co-author of Investing for Impact: Case Studies Across Asset Classes. Tracy is a frequent speaker and writer on impact investing and social innovation, having been covered in The Atlantic, The Economist, Forbes, and The New York Times.

Tracy is the Co-Chair of the U.S. National Advisory Board to the G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force. She serves on the Board of Overseers at Harvard University, Facing History and Ourselves and is a Director of Affiliated Managers Group (NYSE: AMG).

A native of Hong Kong, Tracy is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, with a B.A. in Economics, and holds an M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School where she was a Baker Scholar.

Fostering sustainable communities in the United States — communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures.