Sally Engelhard Pingree

Washington, DC

Patrick Healy, S.J. Award


Sally Engelhard Pingree is a committed leader and advocate for advancing higher education and mental health awareness.

She is a co-founder of the Bringing Theory to Practice Project (BTTP) through a partnership with the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). BTTP is designed to focus educators on the “whole student” and helps professors integrate the teaching of academics with discussions of real life, emotional, and mental health issues facing today’s college students. Pingree also launched the Engelhard Project for Connecting Life and Learning, which was introduced to Georgetown’s undergraduate curriculum in fall 2005. Through the Engelhard Project, faculty, fellows, and health professionals collaborate on innovative and creative ways to connect students’ lives in and out of the classroom.

She served on the Georgetown Board of Regents from 2012–2018, where she co-chaired the Georgetown Learning Initiatives Committee, and was a member of the Student Affairs Committee. Pingree also provided leadership on the “For Generations to Come” Campaign Executive Council from 2012–2016. Her previous roles include serving on the boards of the Carter Center and the Mental Health Task Force for the Carter Center, Boston College, the St. Andrews School, the Potomac School, the Council of Advisors for National Geographic Society, and her family’s foundation, the Charles Engelhard Foundation.

In addition to her work with BTTP and Georgetown, Pingree is the founder of The S. Engelhard Center, a non-profit public foundation whose mission focuses on projects and initiatives with educational institutions at all levels. Pingree is a graduate of Trinity College. Her sister, Sophie Engelhard Craighead, is a Georgetown alumna (F’72) and former member of the Board of Directors and Board of Regents. Sophie was a proud recipient of the John Carroll Award in 1986. Pingree resides in Washington, D.C. as do her two children and three grandchildren.