Executive Director, Girls in the Game
Meghan Morgan is the Executive Director of Girls in the Game. She first joined Girls in the Game in 2008 to support its mission to help every girl find her voice, discover her strength and lead with confidence through fun and active sports, health and leadership programs. Driven by a strong sense of social justice, Morgan is a proud feminist and believes that all girls deserve the same opportunities to succeed, both on and off the field.
After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 1999 with a B.A. in American Studies, Morgan spent a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest before working in Development at the Elks National Foundation. Morgan has since earned certificates in Fundraising Management (Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy), Nonprofit Management (University of Illinois - Chicago) and Nonprofit Accounting (The Wallace Foundation).
Since 2008, Morgan has been a committed member of Girls in the Game, joining the team first as the Development Director, followed by filling the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2015 and advancing to become Executive Director in 2016. As Executive Director, Morgan is responsible for working closely with the board and senior staff to ensure Girls in the Game’s success, specifically focusing on its strategic plan, expanding program reach to girls who could benefit the most from Girls in the Game, and increasing the budget. Morgan also represents Girls in the Game in the community by establishing partnerships with institutions such as the Chicago Park District, in addition to working with sponsors to build strong, long-lasting relationships connected to Girls in the Game’s work.
Currently, Morgan serves as Co-Chair on the Leadership Council for Sport for Good Chicago in addition to serving on the Steering Committee for the Coalition of Urban Girls Chicago.
Morgan spends her free time supporting and encouraging her son and daughter, Patrick and Jane, to grow up confident, strong and healthy by sharing her passion for running and sports.