Schwartz holds a Master of Public Health from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill, where she also earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Health Policy and Management. Schwartz has program coordination experience, having worked at Cabarrus Health Alliance, the public health authority of Cabarrus County, for two years. She has worked as a research assistant at the North Carolina Telehealth Network and as an MPH program assistant at Gillings. She has also held research assistant positions at the UNC Partnerships in Aging Program, the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and the North Carolina Institute for Public Health. Her nonprofit experience includes serving with the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, the Chatham County Council on Aging, Healthy Alamance, and the Alzheimer’s Association in Charlotte.
Created in 2005, the Endowment’s Fellowship program gives emerging leaders a unique opportunity in the philanthropic sector. The Fellowship is a full-time, two-year experience that encourages creative thinking and leadership development. Fellows are exposed to all aspects of philanthropy in the Endowment’s focus areas of Child Care, Health Care, Higher Education and Rural Church.
Based in Charlotte, N.C., and established in 1924 by industrialist and philanthropist James B. Duke, The Duke Endowment is a private foundation that strengthens communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds and enriching spirits. Since its founding, it has awarded more than $3.6 billion in grants. The Endowment shares a name with Duke University and Duke Energy, but all are separate organizations.