Charlie MacCormack, an English major and member of the class of 1963, didn’t waste any time after graduation. With his Middlebury diploma in hand, he went on to pursue a master’s in international relations and then a PhD at Columbia University.
Charlie is well known for his 18 years with Save the Children, an internationally acclaimed NGO whose mission is to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, wars, and other conflicts. Charlie retired as CEO in 2011. Prior to Save the Children, he was CEO of World Learning, formerly known as the Experiment in International Living, a nonprofit organization working to foster world peace through international education. Charlie was also a research fellow in foreign policy studies at The Brookings Institute, a National Science Foundation Fellow, and a Fulbright Fellow.
He served as the chair and continues to be on the Board of InterAction, the national association of more than 160 U.S. international humanitarian and development organizations. Charlie is on the board of World Learning, is co-chair of both the Basic Education Coalition and the Campaign for Effective Global Leadership and is a founding member of Malaria No More. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Charlie has deservedly been awarded many honors, including the Medal of Honor from the late King Hussein of Jordan, an honorary Doctor of Education from Middlebury, and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Clark University. And for the past year, Charlie has shared his experience, wisdom, advice, and friendship with Middlebury students as an executive-in-residence.
For his many accomplishments in his distinguished career, we are pleased to present Charlie MacCormack the 2013 Alumni Achievement Award.