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2023 Community Partnership Awards

Read about the 2023 partnerships that have been recognized for their impact on real-world problems and how they advance the public good.

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Associate Vice President for Community Engagement

Megan Swezey Fogarty

Megan Swezey Fogarty joined External Relations in March 2020 to lead the Office of Community Engagement. In this role, Megan reports to Martin Shell, Vice President and Chief External Relations Officer. The AVP for Community Engagement leads efforts toward more purposeful and organized engagement between Stanford and the external communities with which the university interacts. This involves leveraging the assets of campus engagement hubs to strengthen and advance collaboration, with a focus on addressing mutual challenges around affordability, education, health, and sustainability. Previously, Megan served as deputy executive director at Stanford's Haas Center for Public Service providing leadership for strategic planning, fund development, communications, public policy programs, and alumni relations. 

Prior to Stanford, Megan served as nonprofits liaison for State Assemblyman Joe Simitian and hosted Simitian’s government access television show. She also served as Youth Service California executive director, outreach coordinator for the Stanford Graduate School of Education Service Learning 2000 Center, project director for Constitutional Rights Foundation, and teen coordinator for the City of Palo Alto, among other positions. 

Megan currently serves in volunteer roles with Foundation for a College Education, the Palo Alto Police Foundation, First Congregational Church Nursery School, and the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto. She is also a member of the Woman's Club of Palo Alto. 



Psychology, English Degrees, Stanford University
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