Dwight Hall at Yale

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Edward Swenson

Education:

·         Yale BA Modern East European History 1967,

·         Columbia University City of New York Masters in Urban Planning 1969,

·         Yale SOM MBA 1980

Years on Dwight Hall’s Board: 20, of which was Chair: 9 years

Dwight Hall Student Involvement (if applicable): Was on Student Cabinet. Co-chaired 1966

Board Committees and Other Current Dwight Hall Involvement: Currently a Trustee

Bio: After completing my undergraduate degree at Yale and a masters in urban planning, I traveled around North Africa and Asia before taking a job as a City Planner in Philadelphia for eight years. I returned to Yale to the SOM, and then worked as a management consultant to the finance director of the city of Philadelphia. At the same time, I founded the Energy Department Story and Public/Private Ventures. In 1984, I began working as a fundraising consultant to non-profit organizations through Goodale Associates, Inc. From 1989, I founded and ran Edward F. Swenson & Associates Inc., a management and fundraising consulting group for nonprofits. I’m married to Joan and we have one son, Edward.