Corporate & Foundation Relations

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joanna glicker

Joanna Glickler

Assistant Vice President
Corporate & Foundation Relations | 206-221-3095
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Assistant: Carolyn Smith |

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In leading corporate and foundation relations efforts for the University of Washington, Joanna seeks to forge mutually meaningful relationships with external partners. Joanna focuses on campus-wide strategies for corporate and foundation engagement and oversees projects to facilitate productive, responsive relationships with the University’s organizational partners.


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Tamara LaFrance

Senior Director
Corporate & Foundation Engagement | 206-616-3702
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Tami is the central point of contact for organizations seeking to work with the UW. She works with organizational representatives and UW leaders to develop and grow partnerships and engagements for the benefit of our region, nation and globe. Tami has driven the development of partnerships between academic institutions and public and private organizations for more than 15 years.

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Michelle Barnett

Associate Director
Corporate & Foundation Relations | 206-616-9680
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Michelle helps staff and the UW’s corporate and foundation partners understand and navigate internal processes and procedures. She helps staff determine whether to apply to funders as the UW or the UW Foundation, and works with the UW Office of Sponsored Programs to manage pre- and post-award activities for grants to the UW Foundation. Michelle provides staff with information on grants and contracts and manages the annual Boeing University Relations and Wells Fargo requests for proposals.

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Angela Carden

Senior Advancement Officer, Communication Strategy
Corporate & Foundation Relations
Principal Giving | 206-543-6156
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Angela oversees and creates strategic donor-centered communications for both individual and organizational donors. In collaboration with faculty, staff and Advancement colleagues, she helps manage limited submission proposals to national funders; creates personalized stewardship pieces, proposals and other materials for major donors; crafts correspondence and social media posts; and coaches faculty on framing and storytelling.


Carolyn Smith

Program Manager
Corporate & Foundation Relations | 206-685-7175
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Carolyn serves as the project management, administrative and operations lead for Central CFR. In addition to providing executive-level support to the AVP and serving as the liaison between the Central CFR team and other university units, she assists the team’s efforts to engage the UW’s corporate and foundation partners by coordinating site visits and events, building learning and development opportunities and performing strategic research.

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Jane Kim

Student Assistant
Corporate & Foundation Relations
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Jane provides administrative, event and project support for Central CFR. Her larger projects include the development of web and social media content guided by Central CFR’s strategic operating goals. She is an undergraduate student in the Foster School of Business.

Corporate Relations

Todd Cleland

Todd Cleland

Senior Director
Corporate Relations | 206-543-9852
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Todd develops and supports research-based engagements with industry, with a focus on engineering and technology. His expertise includes industry-sponsored programs, company involvement in government-funded programs, industry affiliate programs and connections for consulting. He also leads strategic projects to help make it easier for companies to do business with the University.

Terry Grant

Terry Grant

Corporate Relations | 206-543-2072
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Terry facilitates corporate connections and collaborations with researchers and programs throughout the UW system. A chemical engineer by training, he has developed and commercialized several large-scale products and technologies, established and managed international strategic partnerships, been an inventor on eight patents and led large research initiatives.

Rad Roberts

Rad Roberts

Corporate Relations | 206-221-7977
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Rad is focused on developing productive partnerships between life science companies and UW health sciences researchers that help spark innovation and increase its ability to improve human health.  He has worked on research and commercialization projects in biochemistry, molecular genetics, microbiology, photonics, neuro-modulation, medical devices and biopharmaceuticals.

Foundation Relations

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Lauren Honaker

Senior Director
Foundation Relations | 206-685-9077
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Lauren leads institutional strategy in foundation relations, coordinates major interdisciplinary initiatives for institutional priorities, coaches faculty selected for private foundation limited submission opportunities on proposal development and trains Advancement staff and faculty in corporate and foundation relations best practices.

Lene Hansen

Foundation Relations | 206-221-4337
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Lene collaborates with UW colleagues to develop and implement strategies to engage with foundations at unit and institutional levels. She supports the health science units including Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work and Dentistry. In partnership with the senior director, she works with the Office of Research to review foundation limited submission opportunities and coaches those faculty selected to move forward on their proposals.