Statement from MCC CEO Dana J. Hyde on the Passing of Cassandra Q. Butts

For Immediate Release

May 27, 2016

“We were deeply saddened to hear that Cassandra Butts has passed away.  Cassandra played an instrumental role at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, where she championed the agency’s commitment to gender equality and inclusive economic growth. With her deep and abiding dedication to social justice and to helping the less fortunate, she embodied the finest values of MCC. Our thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones.”




The Millennium Challenge Corporation is an innovative and independent U.S. Government agency working to reduce global poverty through economic growth. Created by the U.S. Congress in January 2004, with strong bipartisan support, MCC provides time-limited grants and assistance to countries that demonstrate a commitment to good governance, investments in people and economic freedom. Learn more about MCC at