Since founding Hedges in 2002, Erin has become a trusted thought leader within the nonprofit community. She excels at strategic visioning, developing dynamic partnerships, and helping organizations plans for the future. She has continued to grow the company’s deep knowledge of the intertwined roles of Indiana nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, corporations, and government entities in solving complex social and economic issues.

“I was drawn to the nonprofit world by a desire to utilize my skills to make a difference in the lives of people whose quality of life had been marginalized by factors such as generational poverty and inequitable access to education.”

Internally, Erin leads the Hedges team by example. She creates an environment that fosters social innovation and professional growth, inspiring members of our team to do their best work, every time.

“I’m very proud of the way Hedges has developed over time into a nimble team of intelligent, experienced, and hard-working professionals that can leverage each other’s skills to solve issues that matter in Indiana.”

Erin has served as President of the Board of Directors for Dove House, the Alumni Board for Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and Joy’s House, where she also serves as a Director’s Council member. Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Butler University, and a Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Erin spends her free time traveling with friends and family, eating local, practicing yoga, and reading historical fiction.