Christine Switzer is vice president of philanthropic strategies for the Private Donor Group at Fidelity Charitable, where she is responsible for providing philanthropic guidance to a portfolio of high-net-worth philanthropists by developing solutions and strategies to maximize their philanthropic goals.
Christine has over 20 years of experience in the philanthropic and non-profit sectors and in innovative grantmaking and programs focusing in the following areas: education, human rights, gender issues, arts and culture, entrepreneurship, health, environmental issues and impact investing.
Previously, she served as philanthropic advisor to the Faraway Foundation and It’s Time Network. She also served as a development director at the Global Fund for Women and the International Museum of Women. Christine also has experience working in the academic sector including the University of California (UC), Berkeley Law School, UC Berkeley Extension’s International Programs and Business & Technology and University of Virginia’s School of Business. She also worked as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund and a management consultant at Accenture in Washington D.C., France and the Netherlands.
Christine is a graduate of the University of Virginia and has a Master’s Degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, where she studied international development and education with a focus on gender equity. She also studied at the Sorbonne and at the Institut de Sciences Politiques in Paris. Christine is half-Mexican and is fluent in Spanish and French, and proficient in Italian and Portuguese.