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Ms. Mary Menell Zients

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Maret School Inc

3000 Cathedral Avenue, Nw

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20008

United States

Company Description

Maret is one of the only independent schools in the Washington, DC area that requires every student, every year, to participate in some form of athletic education. We are committed to helping each student find the confidence, passion, and skill to make ph ... more

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Background Information


Board Member
Nelson Mandela Children's Fund USA Inc

Founder and Board Chair
Urban Alliance Foundation

U.S. Advisory Council Member
African Leadership Foundation

Founding Board Member
City Year South Africa

Member, Executive Committee
Programs Committee

Board Member

Board Member Inc



Social Studies

Harvard College


Maret School


London School of Economics and Political Science

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Maret: Contact information and directions to Maret's K-12 campus [cached]

Mary Zients President of the Board 202-939-8848

Leadership at Maret School | K-12 College Prep School in Washington, D.C. [cached]

Mary Menell Zients, President

African Leadership Foundation - Board of Directors [cached]

Mary Zients Co-Founder & Board Chair Urban Alliance Foundation Mary Zients co-founded the Urban Alliance Foundation (UA) in 1996 and currently serves as board chair. UA is an inner city high school jobs and mentoring program serving young people in D.C., Baltimore, and Chicago. Mary chaired the board of Women for Women International from 2005 -2012 and she continues to serve as Chair Emeritus. WfWI is a global NGO that has assisted over 400,000 victims of conflict in 8 war torn countries to rebuild their lives. She also chairs the committee of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund-USA, which mobilizes resources for the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Johannesburg, scheduled to open in 2016. Mary was nominated by President Obama to chair the Commission on White House Fellows in December 2013. She is the President of the board of Maret School. Originally from Johannesburg, Mary received a BA from Harvard College and a Masters of Science from the London School of Economics.

Maret: News from the Board of Trustees [cached]

Mary Menell Zients, President Board of Trustees 2015-2016

Urban Alliance | Venture Philanthropy Partners [cached]

Mary Menell Zients, Board Chair and Founder

Mary Menell Zients, Board Chair, Urban Alliance
Mary Menell Zients is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. She came to the U.S. to attend high school and graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Social Studies in 1985. She graduated from the London School of Economics with a MSc in Industrial Relations.
Ms. Zients spent four years in strategic management consulting for Fortune 500 companies at Bain and Company in Boston. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 1991, and worked for a number of years on post conflict deployment projects throughout Southern Africa, funded by bilateral and multilateral agencies.
She was Executive Director of the Urban Alliance Foundation, an inner city high school jobs and mentoring program in D.C., for three years after it was established in 1996, and now chairs the board. She also chaired the board of Women for Women International from 2005 to2012 and continues to sit on the Executive Committee of the Board. WfWI has served over 300,000 women survivors of wars in eight countries around the world since 1993, helping them to move from victims to survivors to economically self-sufficient, active citizens.
In addition, Ms. Zients is a founding board member of City Year South Africa, a youth service community program and is currently still a board member. Ms. Zients also serves on the Executive Committee of the U.S. effort to establish the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Johannesburg. She also serves on the board of the Maret School.
She currently lives in Washington with her husband Jeff and their four children.

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