Neal R. Hegarty
Neal is the vice president of programs at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, in Flint, Michigan. With offices and staff in the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Brazil, the Mott Foundation provides approximately $140 million in grants annually to promote a just, equitable, and sustainable society. Neal joined the Foundation in January 2000 and held a series of portfolios and positions within the program department, and was appointed vice president of programs in 2011. Neal works closely with staff, Trustees, and senior management to design, implement, and oversee grantmaking strategies in the Foundation’s four program areas – Flint, Education, Civil Society, and Environment. He is a second-term Candid trustee, having started with Foundation Center in 2014.
Before joining the Foundation, he worked for several nonprofit and community-based agencies, including the Capitol Area Literacy Coalition in Lansing, Michigan where he witnessed the power of volunteerism and community service while managing a dedicated group of Americorps VISTA volunteers.
Neal currently is a member of the Michigan State University Political Science Advisory Board and the Michigan Office of Foundation Liaison Advisory Committee. He previously served as the Chair of the Council of Michigan Foundations.
He holds a bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University and a master's degree from Michigan State University.