Introducing Whitney Anderson and Erika Schwichtenberg, New Senior Managing Associates at Fox Advancement
Whitney Anderson, Senior Managing Associate
I’ve been lucky to work at Fox Advancement in some capacity for the past six years. I joined the company as a Grant Writing Consultant in 2010, and this position allowed me to write local, state, and federal grants for several influential nonprofit organizations across Minnesota.
These organizations inspired me with their good work, and I felt fortunate to help them bring in the funds they needed to accomplish their goals.I moved to Fargo, North Dakota in 2012 to pursue my Ph.D. in Communication from North Dakota State University, but I continued to write grants for a small number of clients as I continued my education.
While at NDSU, I oversaw the Public Speaking course, a requirement taken by over 3,000 students annually. As I directed this course, I honed skills in training and development, evaluation, and public speaking (of course!). During my Ph.D. program, I also completed coursework in advanced research methods, interviewing, and persuasion — skills vital to good fundraising campaigns.I love teaching, writing, problem solving, and project management, and my work at Fox Advancement allows me to apply all these passions while helping nonprofits.
I finished my degree this past May and I’m thrilled to rejoin the Fox Advancement team as a Senior Managing Associate. Outside of the office, I enjoy cooking, trying new restaurants, and spending time outdoors with my husband, Brice, and eight-month-old son, Drew.
I’m excited to work side-by-side with our nonprofit clients!
Erika Schwichtenberg, Senior Managing Associate
I grew up in St. Cloud, MN, joined the Army and was trained as a Behavioral Science Specialist. I served for 8 years and I’m a veteran of the Gulf War. I returned home to complete a BA in History and French and an MA in Theology and Ancient Languages. I’ve lived in France and Ireland for my studies and enjoy keeping up my French and Koine Greek in speaking and reading respectively.
I began my professional career as a media planner and buyer at Campbell Mithun. After several years, I transitioned into development and fundraising, working on capital campaigns, major gifts, annual funds, grant writing, marketing, and communication at: St. Catherine University, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Ramsey County Historical Society, the St. Cloud Symphony, the Eckblad Williams Community Foundation, and ALLY People Solutions. I also owned a cafe in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood where coffee and community intersected; it’s now called Ground Swell.
Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my son and partner, David. We love making music together, playing outdoors, and Thoroughbred racing. I am a quarter-century Rotarian and I appreciate contributing to my global community through this impactful world-wide service organization.
I am looking forward to supporting our clients as they reach for and realize their organizational goals and advance their missions.