Pamela McVeagh

Pamela McVeagh-Lally


Pamela McVeagh-Lally is a philanthropic and non-profit consultant. She has spent ten years dedicated to helping all children thrive through building the field of social and emotional learning (SEL) and advancing the effectiveness and impact of SEL-focused organizations. She provides customized strategic, programmatic, and organizational development consulting to non-profits and foundations working with public schools and districts. Pamela’s strong operational acumen and passion for performance management was brought to bear in her role as Tauck Family Foundation’s Fellow, where, during a 9-month engagement, she led several special projects and continued implementation of the Foundation’s strategy while providing maternity leave coverage for the Program Officer/Portfolio Manager. Pamela started her career in philanthropy at NoVo Foundation, a $2 billion grant making Foundation in New York, where she became the manager of the SEL Initiative. There, she gained experience designing and managing large-scale education initiatives involving multiple stakeholders, managing a portfolio of grantees, and developing a capacity building grants program for SEL providers. Most recently, as Dovetail Learning’s Associate Director, Pamela led the California-based non-profit’s strategic planning and growth initiatives, oversaw and improved all aspects of operations, wrote a three-year business plan to scale the organization’s K-6 SEL program, and co-led a curricula redesign. Pamela has a background in childcare and the arts and holds a certificate in Grantmaking and Foundations from NYU’s Heyman School of Philanthropy and Fundraising and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otterbein University.