Outgoing FoodCorps Board Member Dorothy McAuliffe Selected for State Position

Outgoing FoodCorps Board Member Dorothy McAuliffe Selected for State Position

The former First Lady of Virginia will lead collaborative efforts between the State Department and nonprofit, other organizations

June 6, 2022—FoodCorps announced today that Dorothy McAuliffe, FoodCorps Board Member and former First Lady of Virginia, has departed the Board to take a position with the U.S. Department of State.

McAuliffe has been appointed to the role of Special Representative for Global Partnerships, in which she will foster collaborations between the State Department and nonprofit organizations, global businesses, and other organizations worldwide. Previously, she served for four years as a FoodCorps Board Member and also as a National Policy Advisor for Share Our Strength. 

“Dorothy McAuliffe is an extraordinary leader who has strengthened FoodCorps with her tireless focus on mission and results. It is a great thing for our country and our world that she is bringing her talents to the State Department,” said Curt Ellis, co-founder and CEO of FoodCorps. 

As First Lady of Virginia from 2014-2018, McAuliffe built innovative public-private partnerships linking locally grown agriculture, education, health, and nutrition initiatives to bridge the nutritional divide in Virginia. Her advocacy resulted in a state investment of nearly $5 million to help Virginia schools adopt “breakfast after the bell” programs, as well as growth in after-school and summer meal programs.

“FoodCorps extends our deepest thanks and congratulations to Dorothy,” said Ellis.