Erin Eriksson '08

Erin Eriksson '08
Executive Director, Americas Programs at M.A.C. Aids Fund
New York Chapter President, UCLA Anderson Alumni Network

Erin Eriksson '08

Erin Eriksson '08

Erin Eriksson serves as Executive Director focused on international grantmaking, strategy, and evaluation for the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund (MAF), the philanthropic arm of M∙A∙C Cosmetics. Erin began working at MAF two years ago as Executive Director, Americas Programs, directing strategy and grantmaking in Latin America and the Caribbean. This role also included building MAF’s retention in care portfolio and enhancing MAF’s community grants program in the United States. Most recently, Erin’s role has expanded to focus on international grantmaking in Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, and Asia Pacific, particularly in countries where M∙A∙C has a business presence. In addition, Erin oversees MAF’s monitoring and evaluation, which has included building an enhanced grants management system to increase and better measure MAF’s effectiveness.

Prior to joining the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund, Erin managed the global HIV/AIDS portfolio on the Corporate Contributions team at Johnson & Johnson, where she focused on high-engagement grantmaking, monitoring and evaluation, communications, and social media. Erin has spent time in Africa working on several HIV/AIDS projects, including enhancing a leadership and management program for HIV/AIDS service providers, writing case studies, and managing a pilot project in conjunction with the World Bank in Kenya and Ethiopia.

Erin received her Master’s in Business Administration and Master’s in Public Policy (MBA/MPP) from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and School of Public Affairs. Prior to graduate school, she worked at National Geographic in the International Editions Division, led fundraising efforts and special events for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and managed all fundraising and programmatic efforts at the Vision of Children Foundation. Erin graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA, with degrees and honors in both Political Science and Geography/Environmental Studies. An avid runner and traveler, she currently lives in New York City and serves as Co-President of the UCLA Anderson NYC Alumni Chapter.

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