Cradles to Crayons, a national Children’s nonprofit leading the movement to #EndClothingInsecurity for 20 million children across the United States, is excited to announce the addition of Jeffrey Alpaugh to its national board. Alpaugh serves as the U.S. and Canada Growth & Industry Practice Leader and the Global Real Estate & Hospitality Practice Leader at Marsh.
Throughout his 34-year career with Marsh McLennan, Alpaugh has held various leadership positions and has been instrumental in driving growth and innovation at the company. In his current role, Alpaugh has led the firm’s 22 industry practices to achieve seven consecutive years of record growth in North America. He is also passionate about children’s education, having served on the boards of the Noble & Greenough School and the Landmark School in Massachusetts.
“My family has been involved with Cradles to Crayons in Boston and I am excited to help the organization spread its mission to end Clothing Insecurity across the U.S.,” said Alpaugh. “Marsh McLennan believes in the power of people and unlocking their potential, as well as leading change through partnerships with organizations that align with our purpose work of protecting and promoting possibility. Cradles to Crayons embodies our core values.”
Alpaugh received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his BA in Political Science from Kenyon College. He and his wife Larisa live in Wellesley, MA with their five children.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jeffrey Alpaugh to our national board,” said Lynn Margherio, Founder and CEO of Cradles to Crayons. “His vision and enthusiasm to be an ambassador for this mission will help us to elevate the issue of Clothing Insecurity, bring valuable volunteer engagement to more companies across the country, and enable us to reach more children.”
About Cradles to Crayons®
Two in five children in the United States are at risk of experiencing Clothing Insecurity—the lack of access to affordable, adequate, and appropriate clothing. Founded in 2002, Cradles to Crayons (C2C) provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with clothing and other essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play—for free. Cradles to Crayons distributes new and high-quality used children’s goods free of charge through a network of more than 300 Service Partners. C2C sets a gold standard of individual, family, and corporate volunteer engagement, and through its “Giving Factories®” provides unique, hands-on opportunities to directly help local families. Headquartered in Boston, MA, C2C opened in Philadelphia in 2007, Chicago in 2016, and launched an innovative online platform, Giving Factory Direct (GFD), in 2020—which engages donors across the U.S., serving children in NYC and the San Francisco Bay area. For more information, please visit www.cradlestocrayons.org