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Anne Marie Burgoyne

Anne Marie  Burgoyne
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Anne Marie Burgoyne
Lecturer in Management

Teaching Statement

Anne Marie Burgoyne is an expert on scaling social enterprises, nonprofit governance, coaching social change leaders and weaving networks of resources and social change opportunities. She has worked in the field of philanthropy for more than a decade and earlier in her career was an executive director of a nonprofit, a senior executive at a public company and an investment banker; she has sat on dozens of nonprofit boards. She has mentored GSB students and alumni for over a decade, supporting them in starting social enterprises, looking for work in the philanthropic and nonprofits sectors, identifying high-leverage board sitting opportunities, and coaching organizational leaders and board members. The focus of her course is on using networks, connections and champions to fund raise, build a strategic board and find strong mentors. There is also a module of her course on the dynamics of co-founders, a key learning area for organizations started within academic settings.


Anne Marie Burgoyne is a Managing Director at the Emerson Collective where she manages the investment process for non-profit social entrepreneurs and innovators in a wide array of sectors, including education, immigration, social justice and the environment. She also works with the diverse team at Emerson to assure that partner organizations access Emerson’s capacity building, amplification and advocacy supports. Her work spans across domestic and international geographies with a focus on strong leaders and strong models that have the capacity to scale and create systems change. Before joining EC, Anne Marie was the Managing Director of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation where she made early-stage grants to high-growth, high-impact non-profits including Education Superhighway, Grassroot Soccer, The Mission Continues, One Acre Fund, VisionSpring and Welcoming America; she also helped to build DRKF’s convening and peer-to-peer learning community. Anne Marie is on the governing boards of Youth Speaks and Stand for Children, and on the advisory boards of Girl Effect Global, and REDF. Earlier in her career, Anne Marie was the Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy of the Golden Gate and a REDF Farber Fellow at Community Gatepath. Before entering the non-profit arena, Anne Marie was on the executive team of a technology services company and an investment banker. Anne Marie received her MBA and a public management program certificate from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. She also holds a BA in English and a BS in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and its Wharton School, respectively. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two terrific girls and enjoys yoga, cooking, cabaret singing and container gardening.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Stanford GSB, 1996
  • BS, Schools of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 1990
  • BS, Wharton School, 1990

Professional Experience

  • Managing Director, Social Innovation Initiative, Emerson Collective, 2013-2015
  • Portfolio Director, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, 2005-2013
  • Executive Director, United Cerebral Palsy of the Golden Gate, 2003-2005
  • Director of Business Enterprises, Community Gatepath, 2002-2004
  • REDF Fellow, Community Gatepath REDF, 2002-2003
  • Vice President of Service, Digital Impact,1999-2001
  • Associate, Robertson Stephens, 1996-1998

Awards and Honors

  • Stanford Graduate School of Business Arbuckle Award, 1996

Courses Taught

Degree Courses


Social ventures require leadership, funding, expertise, skills and networks to get off the ground, grow and scale. This course will focus on the key strategies for building and leveraging a network of champions to capitalize a social venture at...

Stanford University Affiliations

Stanford GSB

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October 6, 2015
New faculty and lecturers offer unique perspectives and experience to augment program offerings.