The People & Partners Behind Our Work

Our Corporate Leadership

Our work is guided by some of the nation's most highly respected early childhood experts and nonprofit organizations.

With support from PNC’s executive management, PNC Grow Up Great® is directed by Sally McCrady, director of Community Affairs and Chair and President, PNC Foundation.

A cross-functional team of PNC employees from different areas of the company work together with early childhood experts to bring Grow Up Great to life.

Our Dedicated Employees

Our progressive employee policy offers:

40 Hours

Paid Time Off 
Per full-time employee, each year, to engage in volunteerism

More than a corporate initiative, PNC Grow Up Great is a holistic commitment that wouldn't be what it is without PNC volunteers. We encourage all employees to play a part, and provide them with the time and resources to do just that.

Our Nonprofit Alliances

To create quality resources, we work closely with some of the nation’s most highly respected early childhood experts and nonprofit organizations, including:

Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, helping kids grow up smarter, stronger and kinder!

National Head Start Association

National Head Start Association is a nonprofit organization that advocates and provides resources to ensure that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life.

Fred Rogers Productions

Fred Rogers Productions

Fred Rogers Productions, producer of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, creates a wide range of multimedia materials dedicated to young children, their families and those who support them.

Our Advisory Council

Meet Our Members

We've assembled an Advisory Council of leaders in the early childhood education field that provide ongoing strategic direction and guidance for PNC Grow Up Great.

The Council is constantly ensuring we're a leader in advocating for early childhood education, identifying opportunities for strategic partnerships, tracking our progress and ensuring that all of our efforts reach, resonate and benefit young children in their early development phases.

Barbara A. Wasik, Ph.D.

PNC Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education, Temple University

Maureen Barber-Carey, Ed.D.

Barber National Institute

W. Steven Barnett, Ph.D.

National Institute for Early Education Research

Barbara Bowman, M.A.

Erikson Institute

Jerlean E. Daniel, Ph.D.

Early Childhood Consultant

Marcia Egbert

The George Gund Foundation

Deforia Lane, Ph.D.

Early Childhood Consultant

Wendy Lewis Jackson

The Kresge Foundation

Michèle M. Mazzocco, Ph.D.

University of Minnesota

Felicia Cumings Smith, Ed.D.

Felicia Cumings Smith, Ed.D.

National Center for Families Learning

Robert DeHaas, Ed.D.

Dallas College

Kathy Glazer

Virginia Early Childhood Foundation

Michael Lopez

Michael Lopez


Ex-Officio Advisory Council Members

Jeanette Betancourt, Ed.D.

Sesame Workshop

Paul Siefken

Fred Rogers Productions

Yasmina S. Vinci

National Head Start Association