Margaret Black

Director, LH Capital Inc./Lyda Hill Philanthropies

Margaret Black joined LH Holdings, Inc./Lyda Hill Philanthropies in 2016 to develop, manage, and evaluate strategic philanthropic projects and for-profit investments across a portfolio focused on science, nature and nonprofit empowerment.  In this role, she co-founded the IF/THEN Initiative, serves as Producer for the Emmy-nominated series Mission Unstoppable, co-founded Smithsonian-presented #IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit and launched the Better Together Fund, Lone Star Prize, IF/THEN Collection and Water Cooler at Pegasus Park.  

Previously, Margaret served on the executive leadership team at Big Thought overseeing operations and programmatic systems.  Earlier in her career she worked at an early-stage venture capital firm in Boston, Momentum Equity Partners.

She received her undergraduate degree from Boston University, a MBA from Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, and a MA from Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University.  In addition to the SMU DataArts board, she currently serves on the board of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanic Garden and chairs the Community Advisory Board for the Junior League of Dallas.

Margaret lives in East Dallas with her husband and two young daughters.