Meredith Fear

Meredith Fear
Associate Director, Foundation Relations, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
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Meredith is a dedicated advocate for children and is passionate about social services and policymaking that support their health, development, education, and security. She lives this passion every day as the Associate Director of Foundation Relations at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. As the lead fundraiser for Salk Education Outreach, Meredith dedicates the majority of her time to building and maintaining partnerships that allow Salk to bring inspiring science learning experiences into classrooms and to build science literacy in the community.

Prior to joining the Salk Institute, Meredith was the Sustainability Manager for Nurse-Family Partnership’s national network of nurse home visiting agencies, where she was responsible for consulting with program managers on their funding and sustainability strategies to ensure their longevity. Prior to specializing in fundraising, Meredith held operations and communications positions at Education Synergy Alliance, Bridgepoint Education, and ABC News. She received a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California.

In addition to her professional endeavors, Meredith loves to connect to her community through volunteer work. She is currently a board member for the Blindspot Collective and volunteers with Sierra Club San Diego, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, and The Animal Pad. When she’s not volunteering, you can almost definitely find Meredith outside (check the nearest hiking trail or crag).


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