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Erin Harrington

Grants Manager, Skoll Foundation


Erin bring over ten years of experience working in the philanthropic sector. Currently the Grants Manager at the Skoll Foundation, he is responsible for the centralized grantmaking systems and processes of the Foundation. Additionally, he is the Program Manager and Curator of the Emerging Leaders Initiative, a program focused on developing the next generation of social entrepreneurs.

Prior to assuming his current role, Erin worked at the Blue Shield of California Foundation. There, he was responsible for processing the annual grants and payable budgets, as well as redesigning the Foundation’s financial reporting and budgeting systems. Erin has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Davis with a minor in International Relations. During his junior year, he attended Copenhagen University in Denmark, where he studied Western European welfare and pension policies.

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