Gary D. Schwartz, Vice President at Tides, has been at Tides for the last thirteen years. He has held many positions within this public charity including more recently the Managing Director of Tides Foundation. He views Tides as a Philanthropic Social Enterprise that aims for triple bottom line returns and most importantly, provides sophisticated financial and management services - and inspiration - to donors and doers so they can focus on achieving their vision for a just and sustainable planet.
Gary has worked in the non-profit and NGO sectors for his entire work life and has focused on organizations working on issues of anti-violence, contemplative practice and indigenous traditions, and the leadership of women and girls. Previous to his work at Tides Gary was the Executive Director of the Fund of the Four Directions - a private foundation focused on supporting NGO's ran by and for Indigenous Peoples throughout the world. He sits on numerous Boards of Directors including the Inner Resilience Program and the New Field Foundation.
Gary was educated as a poet with a degree in Creative Writing and has also studied law and non-profit management in New York City.