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Christopher F. Egan Named Board Chair
Egan will oversee the non-profit's Executive Committee and steer the strategic direction of the agency.
BOSTON—The Home for Little Wanderers, the nation’s oldest and one of New England’s largest child and family service agencies, has named Christopher F. Egan, president and founding member of Carruth Capital, LLC, as Chairman of its Board of Directors. As Chairman of The Home’s Board of Directors, Egan will oversee the non-profit’s Executive Committee and steer the strategic direction of the 216-year-old agency into the future to ensure that families and communities continue to grow stronger by advocating for each and every child.
“The Home is delighted to appoint Mr. Egan as Chairman of The Home’s Board of Directors,” said Joan Wallace-Benjamin, President and CEO, The Home for Little Wanderers. “His demonstrated expertise in the non-profit sector and commitment to our mission as a Board Member are instrumental in helping us to achieve our mission of ensuring the healthy behavioral, emotional, social and educational development of some of the state’s most vulnerable children and families.”
“It is an absolute privilege and honor to serve as Chairman of the Board for an organization that has such strong roots in the community and is so deeply committed to helping children and families in Massachusetts through the hardest times of their lives,” Mr. Egan said. “I look forward to contributing to the innovative work The Home does and searching for new ways to make life better for the kids and families the organization serves.”
Mr. Egan, brings years of non-profit experience to The Home’s Board of Directors. From 2007 until 2009 he served as United State Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France. Egan and his wife Jean founded and direct Break the Cycle of Poverty, a non-profit foundation dedicated to lifting families out of poverty through education. In 2013, he served as a co-chair of The Home’s Voices for Children Committee for the agency’s signature Voices & Visions fundraising gala. Under Mr. Egan’s leadership, the event raised more than $1 million thanks to sponsors and more than 1,000 guests attended to celebrate the imaginative spirit of children through art. Egan has also served as a board member of MassDevelopment, a trustee of the University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care, and numerous other leadership roles. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a Master’s in Public Administration, with a concentration in Leadership, from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Egan resides in Boston with his wife and five children.