Senior Program Officer
Christy Uchida is a highly skilled philanthropic leader and currently serves as the Senior Program Officer for The Brinson Foundation, a private family foundation that funds education and scientific research. In the community, Christy is a visible representative of the Foundation, and she effectively interfaces with nonprofit grantees and a close-knit board of directors.
In her previous role, Christy spent almost five years with The Boeing Company serving in Global Corporate Citizenship. In that role, she executed strategies aligned to the company’s education, arts and culture, health and human services, civics and environmental interests.
Prior to working in the philanthropic sector, Christy served as the Managing Director at Redmoon Theater, a nonprofit spectacle theater company. She has also served as the Business Manager for the Writers’ Theatre and as the Director of Finance and Administration for Performing Arts Chicago.
With unwavering commitment, Christy generously donates her time serving as the Board President for Links Hall, an independent performing arts incubator. She is also active on various member groups at Forefront and Chicago Women in Philanthropy.
Throughout her career, Christy has been heavily engaged in numerous community organizations. In various capacities, she has volunteered her time to Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, Arts Alliance Illinois, the United Way of Metro Chicago, the Arts and Business Council, Chicago Lights Partners in Education, Tufts University, and the Kellogg School of Management.
Christy holds a Master’s degree, in Business Administration, from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree, in Environmental Studies and Biology, from Tufts University.