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Sandy Edgerley graduated from Harvard University with an bachelor's degree in biology in 1984, cum laude general studies. She graduated from Harvard Business School with distinction, receiving her Master of Business Administration in 1989. Ms. Edgerley worked at Bain & Company, a management consulting company, from 1984 to 1996 as an associate consultant, consultant and manager on the consulting staff, then as director of recruiting and training. She left Bain & Company to raise her children and pursue philanthropic efforts that help children in the Boston community.
Ms. Edgerley has been actively involved in the education and social service nonprofit arena. She served for five years as the chair of the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Boston, (BCGB) which annually serves 14,000 youth in the inner city of Boston and Chelsea. She continues to serve as a director of BGCB and spends a significant amount of time focused on this philanthropic effort, where she currently chairs the Strategic Planning Initiative as well as co-chairs the organization’s Comprehensive Campaign. Ms. Edgerley has also been involved with the United Way of Massachusetts Bay as a board member from 2000 to 2012 and co-chaired the Alexis de Tocqueville Society from 1998 to 2012. She formerly served on the executive committee and chaired the nominating and governance committee. Ms. Edgerley also serves as a member of the board of directors of Horizons for Homeless Children. She is a trustee of the Meadowbrook School in Weston, where she formerly co-chaired the school expansion effort as well as the committee on trustees and the compensation committee. Ms. Edgerley is also a trustee for the Noble and Greenough School, where she was the co-chair of the long range planning committee and serves on the executive committee. In addition, she is a board member of The Boston Foundation, Be The Change Inc, an overseer of the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, as well as a member of the Massachusetts General Hospital President’s Council.
Ms. Edgerley has been deeply involved with Harvard, currently serving as co-chair of the Harvard College Fund (HCF). She previously served on the HCF executive committee as vice chair of reunion giving. She has also served on the dean’s Campaign Planning Council, as well as the Task Force for Balanced Philanthropy. Ms. Edgerley served as co-chair of her 25th Reunion and, along with her co-chairs, received the Richard T. Flood ’27 Award for Reunion Performance in 2009. She has also served on the Harvard Business School board of the dean’s advisors, and co-chaired her 20th HBS Reunion.
Ms. Edgerley, along with Mr. Edgerley, received the United Way of America’s National Tocqueville Award in 2011. In 2012, she received The New England Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors Award for Leadership in Nonprofit Governance. She received an honorary doctorate from Newbury College in 2006. Ms. Edgerley, her husband Paul, and their four children live in Brookline, MA.