Cradles to Crayons Elects Jason Hancock to National Board


Jason Hancock

Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit organization that provides children from birth through age 12 who live in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive, is pleased to announce Jason Hancock as the newest member of its National Board of Directors. As the Managing Partner of Spencer Stuart’s Boston office, Hancock also leads the company’s global technology sector. He is an expert on governance, having consulted on leadership and governance issues with numerous companies. Hancock has also chaired Spencer Stuart’s own nominating committee.

“I am delighted to be designated as a member of the Cradles to Crayons National Board and am eager to join the engaged leadership team,” said Jason Hancock. “I look forward to pursuing new opportunities with the board and to work to continue expanding the organization’s brand and mission.”

Hancock will implement his 20 years of executive experience to assist the board in advancing Cradles to Crayons and its primary mission. His role as part of the leadership team will help expand and deepen impact with children and families in current markets and across the country.

“We are thrilled to have Jason on board and appreciate his support of our mission,” said Lynn Margherio, Cradles to Crayons, Founder and CEO. “We are confident his expertise and skills will help strengthen our plans to continue to grow and assist children in need.”

For nearly 15 years in Boston, 10 in Philadelphia, and now in Chicago, Cradles to Crayons has been providing children and families in need with clothing, books, school supplies, and toys to help children feel safe, valued, and ready to learn. More than 300,000 volunteers and several hundred service partners have committed to the organization over the years and have assisted in delivering the essentials children need to succeed at home and in the classroom.

About Cradles to Crayons

Cradles to Crayons launched in 2002 and has operations in Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago. The nonprofit provides children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play. They supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need. Cradles to Crayons mobilizes communities to collect and donate new and gently used high-quality children’s items. The organization also engages thousands of youth and adults each year in tangible service activities that benefit local children in need. For more information, please visit

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