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Margaret Waldock

Executive Director, Duke Farms

Margaret Waldock is a social sector changemaker with over 20 years of experience in the non-profit, government and philanthropic fields. As executive director at Duke Farms, Waldock brings a deep interest in the root causes of social, environmental and economic challenges, and turning big ideas into actionable plans that support healthy, equitable and sustainable communities. She believes in the power of the non-profit sector to drive and demonstrate solutions and build inclusive networks and strategic relationships to leverage systems level change.

Prior to joining the Doris Duke Foundation, Waldock was the Environment Program director at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation based in Morristown, N.J., overseeing philanthropic grantmaking strategies to foster equitable and sustainable communities through watershed protection and restoration, green cities and regional food systems. She has worked for leading conservation organizations and government agencies including the American Farmland Trust, the Trust for Public Land and the New Jersey Green Acres Program, and she was the first executive director of the Hunterdon Land Trust where she led the transition from an all-volunteer organization to a professionally staffed and nationally accredited land trust. Waldock received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the State University of New York at Brockport and is a graduate of Vermont Law School where she earned both a Juris Doctorate degree and a Master of Studies in environmental law.