ACT Center for Equity in Learning
Greg Ratliff joined the Center in September 2017 as the vice president for philanthropic partnerships and strategic communications. In this role he creates and develops projects across the organization that enhance learning in the classroom, on campus, and in the community so that every learner has the opportunity for education and career success.
Greg worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2007 to 2017 where he was responsible for developing strategies to increase the engagement of low-income young adults in postsecondary education. His program development and investment activities focused on restructuring financial aid to create incentives for college completion and designing information choice architecture to help students make better decisions. At Gates, Greg led the Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success initiative that built better support systems to guide, advise and mentor students along their path to college success. Greg also served on the foundation’s Impact Investing Committee that reviews potential investments across program areas.
Prior to joining the foundation, Greg was a co-founder of GPS Capital Partners, a consulting practice focused on strategic planning and development of scalable business models that blend financial and social returns. Greg also spent ten years at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation where he directed and managed a $15 million grant program and a $190 million Impact Investing portfolio of program-related investments. During his tenure, both ventures broke new ground for MacArthur in its effort to create opportunity for low-income populations.
Greg holds a BA from UCLA and earned his MBA from Northeastern University, while also completing graduate work in Urban Studies at MIT.