Erin Schwartz, Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR), leads industry and philanthropic engagement across University of Washington’s College of Engineering. At UW, she drives the creation of high-level strategic partnerships and research centers while also overseeing the College’s Industry Capstone Program.
Erin joined UW after a longstanding career building public-private-partnerships across sectors and across the globe. Previously, Erin was an executive at The Max Foundation, a global health organization helping cancer patients in lower income countries access treatment. During her tenure, the foundation saved the lives of more than 85,000 patients by delivering over 100 million doses of medication. At present, Erin serves on the Board of Directors for Parkview Services, a local organization advocating for people with developmental disabilities in WA State.
Erin believes that cross-sector collaborations are a key ingredient in catalyzing social change. She is passionate about global impact and eager to expand her thinking and her network with the aim of creating a more equitable world.