Executive Director

Lawton Snyder

Executive Director


Mr. Snyder directs all development activities for the Eye & Ear Foundation, including corporate and foundation grants, special events and planned giving in support of the academic and research missions of the University of Pittsburgh Departments of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center with the aim of enhancing the quality of patient care through advances gained through supported research.

Prior to joining the Eye & Ear Foundation in December 2009, Mr. Snyder most recently served as Director of Development with the School of Pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh. He has also held a fundraising appointment as Director of Development for University of Arizona Health Sciences, focusing primarily on Ophthalmology and Vision Science, the Sarver Heart Center, and the Center for Integrative Medicine. Mr. Snyder holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Rutgers University, a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from University of Pittsburgh, and an MBA from Robert Morris University.