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Margaret Franckhauser

President and Chief Executive Officer

Margaret serves as president and CEO for NextFifty Initiative, overseeing how the organization vets promising grant ideas, awards grant funding and moves the needle to impact aging. Margaret and her team collaborate with community organizations and leaders in aging to modify the trajectory of aging and to change the view society holds of aging. 

Margaret spent the majority of her professional career in the nonprofit realm, serving as a nurse practitioner in both institutional and public health settings.  She expanded her reach to serve for 20 years as CEO of a highly successful community-based agency serving 3 counties in New Hampshire.  Margaret has served on numerous local and national boards and holds experience on both sides of philanthropy as a grant writer and as a grant maker.  

Margaret grew up in Ohio and attended undergraduate school at Catholic University in Washington, DC. She earned her first Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland in Baltimore and her second Master’s in Public Health from UNC Chapel Hill. 

Margaret and her husband moved to Denver in December 2016. They have two daughters who live in Kentucky and Montana. In her free time, Margaret enjoys hiking, Nordic and Alpine skiing, sewing, and reading.