Amy Kerwin is the vice president of education philanthropy at Ascendium. She is responsible for leading the implementation of Ascendium’s philanthropic strategy to elevate opportunities and outcomes for learners from low-income backgrounds so they can better achieve the postsecondary education and career goals that matter most to them. In this role, Kerwin oversees an annual grantmaking budget in excess of $120 million.
Prior to joining Ascendium in 1994, Kerwin spent four years as an auditor at EY. She is both a certified public accountant and a certified internal auditor. She serves on the boards of Grantmakers for Education and the Wisconsin Philanthropy Network and is a member of the Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy. Kerwin earned her bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.