Erin Currier, Senior Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
EOF Steering Committee member since 2018
Erin Currier is a senior program officer for Family Economic Security at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan.
As a member of the Family Economic Security team, Erin is responsible for identifying and nurturing opportunities for affecting positive systemic change within communities, and executing programming efforts that align with the foundation’s strategic plan. She and the team advance grantmaking designed to further workforce mobility and financial stability for low-income families. She works closely with staff across the foundation to ensure integration and coordination of efforts; maintains strong relationships with grantees, grantseekers and partners; and provides leadership and oversight for on-the-ground execution of foundation investments.
Prior to joining the foundation, Erin served as director of the Financial Security and Mobility Project with The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C. In this role, Erin was responsible for supervising and managing all aspects of the $5 million project, spearheading fundraising, and leading a targeted national communications strategy to amplify the program, serving as a spokesperson. She cultivated and maintained partnerships with diverse stakeholders, as seen by her work to build the first-ever bipartisan Economic Mobility Caucus in the United States Senate.
Prior to this, Erin served as acting CEO with Women Work! The National Network for Women’s Employment. In this role, she was responsible for oversight of the organization’s operating budget and finances, program and policy agenda, and fundraising efforts. She developed and implemented special grant projects within the national office and in coordination with state and local members with the purpose of delivering education and job training to low-income women. Erin has also served as public relations and outreach lead with Science Applications International Corporation and technical writer/program analyst at the Federal Aviation Administration with Subsystem Technologies, Inc., both in Washington, DC.
Erin was named one of the 25 Most Influential Washington Women Under 35 by the National Journal and was awarded a Marano Fellowship from the Aspen Institute. She has served as a volunteer board member with Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment and the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project, both in Washington, D.C.
Erin holds a master’s degree in public policy and women’s studies from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a bachelor’s degree in English and sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.