Corporate & Foundation Relations

Foundations

We welcome our colleagues from foundations to engage with the University of Washington. We’re here to help you navigate the UW and its systems. We can:

  • Connect you to people and programs of interest.
  • Arrange campus visits.
  • Help you learn about UW’s grant acceptance and administration policies.
  • Distribute requests for proposals to UW faculty and staff.

Please contact us for assistance. We look forward to working with you.

Lene Hansen

Director, Foundation Relations
leneh@uw.edu | 206-221-4337

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. Lene has been a fundraiser for over 18 years and a foundation relations officer at the UW for over 8 years, holding previous roles in UW Medicine.

Andrew Storms

Director, Foundation Relations
as89@uw.edu | 206-616-3702

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, social sciences, student affairs and the libraries. 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. Andrew joined UW Advancement in 2017 and served in fundraising positions at KUOW Public Radio and the College of the Environment before joining the Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations. Prior to the UW, he worked in theater and museum fundraising. Andrew received his M.F.A. in Arts Leadership from Seattle University.

Open positions

The Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations will hire a Senior Director for Foundation Relations in Spring/Summer 2024. Please visit UW Hires (Req. # 233482) to apply.