Erin Capone is the assistant dean of development for NYU Silver School of Social Work, where she is leveraging over 15 years of fundraising experience to increase philanthropic revenue, engage stakeholders, and advance the School's priorities. Erin also serves as a part-time lecturer with Rutgers School of Social Work, teaching Fundraising & Marketing in the MSW program. 

Erin began her career as a children’s social worker after graduating with an MSW from NYU and a BA in Social Work from Rutgers University, and she previously served as director of development for Rutgers School of Social Work, The Andrew Goodman Foundation, and executive director of Overcoming Obstacles. She speaks nationally on the topic of social and emotional learning with youth, with past media appearances on NBC, FOX, and the Solutions Webcast hosted by Clemson University. She is passionate about the intersection of social justice and philanthropy and the important role social workers play within it, which is the focus of her research in the DSW program.


Conference Presentation: Leveraging Moments with Funders to Build Movements for Change, May 2023, NASW-NJ.

Capone, E. (2023). Addressing power dynamics in philanthropy through counter storytelling. Philanthropy and Education, 6(2), 1-16. 10.2979/phileduc.6.2.01. 

DOI 10.2979/phileduc.6.2.01