As the outreach and engagement senior program director, Peggy Propp manages the Schneider Fellows program, outreach and advising team, and alumni engagement. She also helps promote Cardinal Service at Stanford and throughout the community.
Peggy has over twenty-eight years' experience running and partnering with non-governmental organizations. She created and managed the MAP Sustainable Energy Fellowship program, now known as the Schneider Fellowship. These fellowships support the efforts of non-governmental organizations in developing a more sustainable energy future, while creating life-changing opportunities for Stanford students and recent graduates.
Prior to working at MAP, she co-founded, was a board member, and became the first Executive Director for Community Impact (now Hands on Bay Area). This nonprofit organization creates more than 65,000 hours of flexible volunteering opportunities annually throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining Community Impact as a full-time employee, Peggy was a manager in product marketing, market development, and business development for the medical technology company, Nellcor (now Covidien).
Recent volunteer opportunities include: Pursuit of Excellence (POE) mentor, Menlo-Atherton High School (MAHS) Computer Academy mentor, co-president of the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation (raising $2M for the school district), organizer of MAHS’s Challenge Day for over 600 freshmen, and a variety of fundraising rolls for local public schools. Peggy was inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame of San Mateo County and was a California State Legislature Woman of the Year. She received her B.S. in Mathematical Sciences from Stanford.
Peggy lives with her husband, Jonathan, and sons, Alan (’16), Daniel, and Jeffrey. Outside of work, you are likely to find Peggy playing water polo or taking photos.