Marcia Brumit Kropf ’67

News_Kropf_FIMarcia Brumit Kropf ’67 serves as president of the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College, an independent nonprofit serving more than 37,000 alumnae and founded in 1837. As president Kropf is a member of the Board of Trustees of Mount Holyoke College, the governing board for the College.

Kropf, principal at Marcia Brumit Kropf LLC, engages in interesting and challenging opportunities that build on the skills and expertise developed in her career in the nonprofit sector as an educator, researcher, and senior executive, especially those that involve changing the world for women and girls. Recent clients include the Children’s Arts Guild, Girls Inc., Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, and Women in Sports and Events (WISE).

Kropf served for eight years as chief operating officer of Girls Inc., the nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. During her tenure she managed the development of two strategic business plans, including the first network-wide strategic direction. She was responsible for overseeing the implementation of the business strategy and had direct responsibility for the national services, program and training services, research, IT, and human resources departments. She also chaired the organization’s IT Council and led an enterprise-wide, multi-year initiative to address the needs of Latina girls ages six to eighteen. Previously Kropf spent twelve years as vice president of research and information services at Catalyst, the premier nonprofit research and advisory organization working to advance women in business. She oversaw the research department, information center, and Catalyst’s efforts to advance technologically in the twenty-first century.

Prior to her work at Catalyst Kropf spent more than twenty years working in public education in a variety of positions from classroom teaching to software design, focusing primarily on curriculum design and evaluation. Kropf received a bachelor of arts from Mount Holyoke College, a master of arts in teaching from Oberlin College, a certificate of advanced studies in reading education from Syracuse University, and a PhD in educational communication and technology from New York University.