Margaret Elizabeth McKissack

    Vice President, External Affairs

    Margaret Elizabeth McKissack joined Both Ends Believing as Vice President of External Affairs in February 2020. She drives BEB’s communications and fundraising strategies to raise support for its mission to ensure that all children grow up in a safe and loving family. Prior to joining BEB, Margaret Elizabeth served Buckner International, a global non-profit serving children and families, for over ten years. 

    During her time at Buckner, Margaret Elizabeth served in many roles and most recently as the Senior Director of Development, leading a $14 million capital campaign for program expansion. She also worked as Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives in the Office of the President and CEO, where she led organizational planning, donor and board member engagement, government relations, and a variety of special projects. In other roles, she led program development initiatives and facilitated strategic collaborations with governments, corporations, non-profits, and universities. She opened Buckner’s Washington DC office to partner with the United States and international governments to provide best practices for the care of orphans, vulnerable children, and families around the world. 

    Margaret Elizabeth holds a J.D. from Texas Tech School of Law and graduated from the University of Richmond. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas. She and her husband have three young daughters.