VP Strategic Partnerships

Paul Andrews is Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at the OHorizons Foundation. He leads the development and expansion of the organization’s corporate and individual partnership initiatives.

A proven non-profit executive, Mr. Andrews has leveraged his skills to secure partnerships worth over $26 million dollars for leading non-profit organizations in Metro Detroit since 2014. His work included efforts that generated $15 million towards a historic “Grand Bargain,” which lifted the City of Detroit from bankruptcy in 2014 and saved the Detroit Institute of Arts. He left a successful career as an executive in the for-profit health care sector that year to play a pivotal part in these efforts to protect his home city. This work contributed to Detroit’s current renaissance. It also protected the livelihood of the City’s workers, including his mother, a long-time City of Detroit librarian.

Mr. Andrew’s approach to strategic partnerships is built on establishing meaningful connections with individuals and institutions. He uses these relationships to inspire consensus around activities that help humankind. Highlights of his career include uncovering partnerships that delivered the largest grant in the 95-year history of Judson Center, an acclaimed Michigan human services agency. With this $500,000 award, Judson Center will launch the first primary healthcare clinic in its history in 2018. The new facility will provide life-changing care to underserved children with mental health challenges. In 2017, as an Associate Director at the Detroit Institute of Arts, his efforts resulted in a $2 million funding opportunity directed to the museum’s operating endowment from a foundation. The award will help ensure that future generations can enjoy the museum’s cultural treasures for years to come.

An expert writer and marketer, Mr. Andrews has received acclaim as one of America’s best proposal writers.  His proposals have garnered rare perfect scores from seasoned federal reviewers and delivered millions of dollars for charitable endeavors. In his early career, Mr. Andrews served as an administrative manager for Wayne State University’s Biomedical Engineering and Genetics departments. In this role he helped faculty gain access to several successful million-dollar federal funding sources. The resulting projects have (among other things) improved medical treatment of lung cancer and multiple sclerosis and made automobiles safer for passengers of all ages.

Mr. Andrews is a graduate of Detroit’s Wayne State University.