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Christy Uchida

The Brinson Foundation
Senior Program Officer
Christy Uchida is a highly skilled philanthropic leader and currently serves as the Senior Program Officer for The Brinson Foundation, a private family foundation that funds education and scientific research.  In the community, Christy is a visible representative of the Foundation, and she effectively interfaces with nonprofit grantees and a close-knit board of directors.  She will succeed Jim Parsons as president of the Foundation at the beginning of 2020.

In her previous role, Christy spent almost five years with The Boeing Company’s corporate social responsibility group. In that role, she executed strategies aligned to the company’s education, arts and culture, health and human services, civic and environmental interests.

Prior to working in the philanthropic sector, Christy served as the Managing Director at Redmoon Theater, a nonprofit spectacle theater company. She has also served as the Business Manager for the Writers’ Theatre and as the Director of Finance and Administration for Performing Arts Chicago.

With unwavering commitment, Christy generously donates her time serving on the board of the School for Field Studies, of which she is an alumna, and she recently completed a decade of board service at Links Hall, an independent performing arts incubator. She is active on various member groups at Forefront and Chicago Women in Philanthropy.

Christy holds a Master’s degree, in Business Administration, from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree, in Environmental Studies and Biology, from Tufts University.