Donna Cochran McLarty is an advocate for national and international efforts to support women, children and families. An emphasis on cross-cultural understanding is reflected in many dimensions of her work encouraging international education, to support for cultural diplomacy and interfaith dialogue.
Ms. McLarty is a founding member and board co-chair emeritus of the Vital Voices Global Partnership. Currently she serves on the executive committee and as a liaison with the Clinton School of Public Service. She and her husband, Thomas F. McLarty III, have endowed the McLarty Global Fellowship program which enables students and faculty of the Clinton School to work with Vital Voices’ projects around the world.
A former trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and a creator of the AmericArtes Festival, she continues to serve on their International Committee.
She also serves on the Blair House Board of Trustees, the World Conference of Religions for Peace, the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, the Meridian Council on Women’s Leadership, the Women’s Forum of Conservation International, and co-chairs the Global Initiatives Council at Wesley Theological Seminary.