Corporate & Foundation Relations

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General CFR inquiries:

joanna glicker

Joanna Glickler

Assistant Vice President
Corporate & Foundation Relations | 206-221-3095
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Assistant: Kari Nolasco |

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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.

Corporate Relations

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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Assistant: Catherine Le |

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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.

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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.

Andrew Storms

Foundation Relations | 206-616-3702
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Andrew collaborates with UW colleagues to develop and implement strategies to engage with foundations at unit and institutional levels. He supports non-STEM opportunities including education, policy, law, arts, humanities, and social sciences. In partnership with the senior director, he works with the Office of Research to review foundation limited submission opportunities and coaches those faculty selected to move forward on their proposals.


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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.

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.

Catherine Le

Advancement Services Officer
Corporate & Foundation Relations
Planned Giving | 206-616-4857
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Catherine leads the administrative needs for the Corporate Relations and Foundation Relations teams. In addition to calendaring, coordinating site visits and events, she manages the team’s financial reconciliation, travel and content development for the Corporate & Foundation Funding Opportunities Database. Catherine holds duel bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Economics from the University of Oregon.

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Kari Nolasco

Advancement Services Officer
Corporate & Foundation Relations
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Carolyn Smith

Assistant Director
Corporate & Foundation Relations | 206-685-7175
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Carolyn serves as the project management lead for Central CFR. She supports the team’s efforts to engage the UW’s corporate and foundation partners through strategy development, research and stewardship. In addition, Carolyn manages Central CFR’s learning and development program and website.

Professional and community connections

The Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations enjoys participating in many organizational fundraising networks, including within the UW, locally and nationally. All team members are happy to share skills, provide career guidance, cultivate a thriving CFR fundraiser community, participate in benchmarking projects and meet for informational interviews, including in-person (post COVID-19 restrictions), video conferencing, telephone or email. We welcome all to contact us.