Scott M. Heimlich is vice president of the Amgen Foundation and director of philanthropy for Amgen. He is responsible for the strategic management and direction of the Foundation’s portfolio, including the development and oversight of key initiatives at the K-12 and higher education levels. He was the principal architect of the Amgen Scholars Program in addition to leading and managing numerous other Foundation initiatives, including the Amgen Biotech Experience and the new LabXchange platform with Harvard. The Foundation’s overall global commitment now stands at over $350 million to date, over half of which is focused on engaging young people in science.
Scott also serves in other capacities, including on the STEM Funders Network, as a Strategic Advisor to 100Kin10, on the Corporate Leadership Council of Southern California Grantmakers, and the Philanthropy & Engagement Council of The Conference Board. Prior to joining Amgen in 2005, he served in positions at the University of California, Los Angeles, University of Southern California, and a junior high school in Japan. He holds a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and doctorate in education from the University of California, Los Angeles.