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Margaret Yates Thorne

Margaret Yates Thorne is the Managing Partner of Sociable Weavers, providing seed investing to transformational start-ups in education and healthcare. Margie is also the owner of Niknats, a personalized needlepoint gift business. She has worked for the last thirty years with a wide range of non-profits, providing support in start-up management, fundraising, and finance.

Margie has chaired the boards of The Bronx Preparatory Charter School and Peer Health Exchange and served on many boards, including Student Sponsor Partners and READ. Margie has a BA from Yale and also studied educational psychology at Columbia’s Teacher’s College.

Prior to her work with non-profits, she worked for fifteen years at Citigroup.

Margie is married to Nate Thorne, previously head of private equity at Merrill Lynch and Blackrock, and is the mother of two sons. The whole family are Yale graduates. They are actively engaged in restorative agriculture in the Hudson Valley.

Happening April 4-5, 2024 at Hotel Marcel