Executive Director, Global Corporate Giving
Edwards Lifesciences
Amanda C. Fowler is executive director, global corporate giving of Edwards Lifesciences, the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. She is also executive director and an officer of Edwards Lifesciences Foundation. Fowler was appointed to the newly created role of executive director in 2011 and is responsible for the company’s global philanthropic efforts including oversight of more than $60 million in charitable assets, activation of more than 10,000 employees in community volunteerism, and donation of thousands of medical devices to support indigent care around the world. Prior to this role, Fowler served the company in global communications focusing on external corporate and executive communications, the critical care business unit and corporate philanthropy. She joined Edwards in 2000 to help build the investor relations department when the company spun-off from Baxter International. Fowler has also previously been assistant vice president, investor relations for New Century Financial Corporation, and investor relations analyst for PacifiCare Health Systems. Fowler currently serves on the board of directors of the ACCP. She has also served on multiple fundraising boards and held several roles leading up to president for the Orange County chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute. She received a bachelor’s degree in social science with an emphasis in economics from the University of California, Irvine, where she recently received the university’s Lauds and Laurels award as a distinguished alumna.