Meg Woodside is a Trustee of The Woodside Foundation, a private family foundation focusing primarily on program development, outreach, and advocacy in the areas of family financial security and asset building in Maryland. She holds an MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work (‘07), where she serves on the Dean’s Board of Advisors and is a member of its Governance Committee. In 2008 she co-founded the school’s Financial Social Work Initiative, and has served as its Founding Chair. She was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation in 2018.
Prior to her work in financial empowerment, Ms. Woodside earned a BA in French and Latin from Dickinson College (’82) and an MBA in Finance at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (’84). She enjoyed a 20-year career in client relationship and business-line management roles in commercial and private banking, finance, and corporate community relations with firms in Maryland including Maryland National Bank, NationsBank, and Comcast. She is a 1996 graduate of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Leadership program, and has been recognized as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women and one of Baltimore’s Top 50 Business Women.
Ms. Woodside currently partners with several non-profit organizations related to her work in advancing financial capability and economic security programs and outcomes in Maryland. She serves on the board of the CASH Campaign of Maryland, a statewide organization that promotes financial stability for low-to-moderate income families. She is an inaugural member of the Annapolis/Anne Arundel Financial Education Coalition, where she co-chairs the Membership Committee. Additionally, she was reappointed to the Maryland Financial Education and Capability Commission. She has been a member of the Maryland Coalition for Financial Literacy since 2008.
Previously, she served as a strategic advisor to Maryland Public Television’s multi-year campaign to promote financial education and access to trusted community-based financial resources. She founded the Financial Literacy and Asset Building funders group at the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, where she served on the board for nine years. She is a former board and Executive Committee member of the Maryland Council on Economic Education, where she chaired the PR and Communications Committee. She was appointed to the Maryland State Department of Education’s Financial Literacy Education Advisory Council, which was charged with developing and implementing personal financial literacy curriculum standards in all K-12 public schools in Maryland.
Meg and her husband reside in Annapolis, Maryland and Jupiter, Florida.