Wendy Ramage Hawkins

Wendy Ramage Hawkins is Executive Director of the Intel Foundation. The Intel Foundation is active worldwide, awarding grants totaling approximately $45 million each year and focusing on STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), increasing opportunities for girls, women, and under-represented minorities, and supporting the volunteerism and philanthropic efforts of Intel’s employees in education, their communities, and in response to disasters around the world.

In addition to 24 years managing education philanthropy for Intel, she has developed and managed numerous global, national and local education programs, including Intel® Teach, a global teacher professional development initiative which has reached more than 10 million teachers worldwide. Wendy is also responsible for the Intel Science Talent Search, and the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair. She is married to physicist Tom Hawkins and is the mother of a middle school science teacher and a computational physical biologist. In past lives she worked at Stanford University and the World Affairs Council of Oregon, started and ran farmers markets, acted and sang on stage, ran election campaigns and was a finalist to replace Ann Landers at the Chicago Sun Times. Wendy is frequently sought out as a speaker, writer, advisor, and consultant in education, philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.

Posts by Wendy Ramage Hawkins

  • Helping Nonprofits Use Data Effectively Is Fundamental to Our Support of Partners (05.13.14 )

    By Wendy Ramage Hawkins, Executive Director, Intel Foundation Gary Wexler argues against the persistent focus on data from corporate philanthropy in his recent post, “Could the Incessant Demand for Data Kill Innovation in the Non-Profit Sector?”  In their counter-argument, Matteo Tonello and Alex Parkinson argue that the hunger for data is no bad thing.  I […]

Subscribe to Giving Thoughts

Giving Thoughts Series

The Giving Thoughts Series is a monthly online publication in which corporate philanthropy experts delve into the most pressing issues affecting our members.

Download the latest issues here:
A Beginner's Guide to Measuring Social Value

Defining Impact

A Standard for Social Impact Reporting

Data Collection and Analysis in Philanthropy

Or visit our Giving Thoughts Series Archive to download previous issues.
Back to Top