JACQUELINE C. MORBY
“Applying the approach of a venture capitalist to a philanthropic organization was a new concept at the time we started Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. We call it the “venture approach to solving a difficult problem.” We back the best people, leading scientists from all over the world. We have a venture capitalist’s sense of urgency: we’re not willing to wait. We’re making tremendous progress that wouldn’t have been made with the fund.”
Jacqueline C. Morby is a Senior Advisor of TA Associates, a private equity firm. She joined TA Associates in 1978, became a Managing Director in 1982, and served on the firm’s four-member Executive Committee from 1988 to 2001. Formed in 1968, TA Associates operates from offices in Boston, Menlo Park, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong, and manages $11 billion of private equity growth capital. The firm invests in a wide variety of technology and service industries.
Mrs. Morby graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and from the Simmons Graduate Management School with an M.B.A. She has served as a director of the following public companies: ANSYS Inc., Axent Technologies Inc., BMC Software Inc., Boron, LePore & Associates Inc., Ontrack Computer Systems Inc., Smith-Gardner & Associates Inc., System Software Associates, Sierra On-Lin, Inc. and AI Corporation., as well as Pacific Life Corporation.
Mrs. Morby is President of The Morby Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of Lead Pittsburgh and Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. She also serves on the Council of the World Wildlife Fund and is a member of the International Women’s Forum.