Carrie Fox

Carrie Fox

Founder and CEO

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Carrie Fox is the founder and CEO of Mission Partners, a strategic consultancy and Certified B Corporation that guides high-potential nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible corporations in realizing their greatest social impact. Since 2004, she has guided hundreds of organizations around the world to lead with purpose, fueling organizations and their missions forward in new and more impactful ways. Carrie served as the creative visionary behind a nationwide campaign to transform the foster care system for young people aging out of care and she was the lead communications strategist behind a $10MM prize competition aimed at advancing global technology for more fuel-efficient vehicles. Her strategic communications work focuses deeply on issues of community— from social justice to sustainability, children’s health, higher education, and workforce development. Carrie is a founding signatory of the #WeTheChange declaration to build business for good, and a founding member of the Purpose Collaborative, a national network of communications thought-leaders and industry experts that work together to provide impactful problem solving in touch with the current needs of today’s purpose-driven businesses. Her signature conversation series, Mission Forward, has featured Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, MacArthur Fellows, and some of the nation’s most sought- after philanthropy leaders. She is a 2018 Stevie Woman in Business Winner, a 2016 SmartCEO Washington Brava Award winner, a 2015 WWPR Woman of the Year Honoree, and a 2013 winner of PRWeek’s ’40 under 40′. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Greater Washington Community Foundation and the Board of Trustees for Loyola University Maryland.

Earlier in her career, Carrie worked in several public affairs and public relations agencies along the East Coast, but she’s most proud of her unique career start, as director of communications and spokeswoman for Ripken Baseball, which was founded to manage Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr.’s many efforts, including his nationally recognized youth baseball initiative.

Recent Articles by Carrie Fox

  • Systems Won’t Change Unless People Do

    All lives will not matter until Black Lives Matter. For George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the millions of other Black people unjustifiably murdered as a result of our racist systems, we must do better in our advocacy and our allyship. In reference to Sorrell’s quote, the time is now to do something about it.

    We can’t let this be another moment when our country passively witnesses racism without taking bold actions toward change.

    If you don’t know where to start, consider joining our team in one or more of the following actions.

  • Finding Humanity behind Action: Racial Equity Interview with Carolyn Lowery

    Like many in our community and around the world, Mission Partners and Leadership Montgomery made the decision to postpone our […]

  • Charting A Path Forward During Uncertain Times

    Last week marked 21 days since we began remote work at Mission Partners. It’s said that 21 days is what […]