Mary Ehrsam

HOPE Partnerships


Mary is a 22-year member of the HOPE legacy team. She developed and launched the HOPE youth programs, expanded the HOPE Inside model nationwide, and led the global expansion in South Africa and the Middle East. In her role, Mary is responsible for strategic development, partnership relations, and the execution of the development and sustainability strategy. Mary also drives the cultivation of revenue streams and avenues for fundraising while furthering the overall mission of HOPE. Prior to joining HOPE, Mary began her career in strategic economic development and poverty alleviation by launching the Los Angeles affiliate of Habitat for Humanity – growing the organization from a $35,000 budget to $3.2 million and constructing 64 homes in partnership with recipient homeowners. She received a degree in economics from Gettysburg College, and currently serves on the board of directors of Art & Soul, Gettysburg ESii, and as a member of the ODE National Economics Society.