Marian Wright Edelman

President, Children's Defense Fund

Marian Wright Edelman is President of the <a href="" rel="nofollow">Children's Defense Fund</a> and its <a href="" rel="nofollow">Action Council</a> whose Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.