Joe Swimmer serves as a Major Gift Officer at the Washington National Cathedral. Before relocating to Washington, DC from San Francisco in April 2016, Joe was the Director of Individual Giving with the Center for Youth Wellness. He also served as the Director of Development and Communications for the California Bar Foundation and as the Associate Director of Annual Giving and Gift Officer for the University of California, Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall).
Joe graduated with a degree in history and religion, magna cum laude, from Tufts University and holds his law degree from Stanford Law School. He is a member of the State Bar of California.
Over his career, he has been active in numerous civic and professional organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Rensselaerville Institute. Joe has served on the vestries of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, both in San Francisco.
Joe is a member of the Cherokee Nation and has served his tribe in a variety of advisory and support roles over the years. He lives in Washington, DC with his husband and dog.