Candice will be reporting to our incoming Senior Director of Programmatic Giving, Meredith Walker starting March 30th, 2020. will support the Foundation’s efforts to secure tens of millions of dollars in annual funding for all of the Foundation’s prizes and impact programs, including prize purses, prize operations, Impact Roadmaps, prize designs, and other impact programs. The role will involve working with other members of the Programmatic Giving teams to develop fundraising strategies for different programs, industry research, sponsor prospecting and research, pitch and proposal preparation, pipeline tracking, and sponsor communications. The individual in the position will also work closely with other departments in the Foundation to ensure coordination of fundraising efforts.
Candice comes to the XPRIZE Foundation with 8 years of experience in project management and community engagement. Prior to joining XPRIZE, Ms. Wu was a program manager at Ogilvy and worked with federal and local government agencies to enable stronger disaster resilience through stakeholder engagement and community partnerships. Ms. Wu also spent 5 years in the Oceans Program at Environmental Defense Fund where she worked to establish and scale new programs in countries like China, Japan, Indonesia and Peru, with the goal of implementing stronger fishery policies and resource management.
Candice holds a Master of Public Policy from the George Washington University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.