Amy Saxton’s career began at the Monitor Company where she worked with nonprofit organizations in the education and youth services sector. She moved on to become a Summer Associate at The Broad Foundation, assessing potential investments in school district central offices and other areas of K-12 public school reform. Following The Broad Foundation, Amy spent seven years as a Consulting Manager at The Bridgespan Group, where she led growth planning for youth-serving nonprofit organizations, foundations and school districts. She also directed firm-wide efforts to increase the diversity of the staff and inclusivity of the culture.
Amy is currently CEO of Summer Search, a national organization that inspires low-income high school students to become responsible and altruistic leaders by providing year-round mentoring, life-changing summer experiences, college advising, and a lasting support network. Current statistics indicate that 50% of low-income minority students are not graduating high school on time, and only 10% will graduate from a four-year college by age 26. At the CSI/PMP 40th Anniversary Celebration in October 2011, Amy addressed this trend and reflected on how tenacity and emotional intelligence play into life success.