Connie Ballmer, Co-Founder
Connie Ballmer is the Co-Founder of Ballmer Group, which supports efforts to improve economic mobility for children and families in the United States who are disproportionately likely to remain in poverty. Ballmer Group uses philanthropy and civic activism nationally to support children in all stages of life, starting with stable family formation and early childhood, followed by a K-12 education, access to college, and eventually entering the workforce with a living wage.
Connie’s longstanding focus on the well-being of children, especially those in the foster care system, led to the creation of Partners for Our Children in 2006. Connie is also a general partner and founding investor at Blue Meridian Partners, a funding collaborative seeking to transform the lives of America’s most economically disadvantaged children and youth through strategic investments. She also serves on the boards of StriveTogether and the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation.
A native of Oregon, Connie serves as a trustee on the governing board at the University of Oregon, where she earned a B.S. in journalism before entering a career in public relations and marketing for the technology sector. Connie and her husband Steve have three sons and reside in Bellevue, WA.