Jeremy Edwards - MMHPI - Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Jeremy Edwards

Senior Director of Philanthropy

Jeremy has over 10 years of experience in major gift fundraising with a specialty in corporate and foundation giving.

Prior to joining the Meadows Institute, Jeremy served as the Assistant Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations at MD Anderson Cancer Center. In this role, he built MD Anderson’s corporate giving program from inception, securing major philanthropic investments to fund medical research, cancer prevention and screening initiatives, and numerous other programs centered around health disparities and population health. Before that, he managed MD Anderson’s grateful giving program, helping educate the institution’s 1700+ faculty members on the importance of philanthropy to medical research and sharing ways to help grateful patients and their families give back to the cancer center.

In his role at the Institute, Jeremy works closely with the Senior Vice President of Philanthropy to develop and implement plans to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift prospects, including individuals, foundations, and corporations, for The Hackett Center for Mental Health and the Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center. In this capacity, he collaborates closely with Drs. Quianta Moore and Julie Kaplow and their teams to help advance their work in Houston and beyond.

Jeremy has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Houston, and he is a Certified Public Manager through the Hobby School of Public Affairs. In 2020, he was selected as a Davoudi Scholar at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. He serves as Chair of Mayor Turner’s LGBTQ Advisory Board, UH’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Dean’s Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Impulse Group.

Jeremy is married to an elementary school music teacher and lives with their dog, a very smart miniature Schnauzer named Toby McDog.


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