The Foundation staff works to inspire, support, inform, listen to and collaborate with the people and organizations of Greater New Haven to build an ever more connected, inclusive, equitable and philanthropic community.

Margaret Lee

NHE3 Co-Director

Margaret Lee is a co-founder of Collab, a community-centered accelerator for Connecticut entrepreneurs and project builders. Before Collab, she was the Co-Director of Marketing at SeeClickFix, a New Haven civic technology startup that brings together neighbors and local government officials. Before that, she worked at the Yale Entrepreneurship Institute (now the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale) where she managed Yale’s academic year and summer accelerators, seeing through more than 100 student and faculty ventures. In addition, she helped launch the pilot of the Social Venture Creation Program, an incubation program for social entrepreneurs. She has served as the Chair of the Board of the New Haven Innovation Collaborative and currently serves as Commissioner of the Economic Development Commission for the City of New Haven. She received the New Haven Biz Women in Business Award for her work.