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Amy Carter Joins Seattle Foundation’s Board of Trustees

Carter brings of wealth of philanthropic and strategic partnership experience to the organization.


January 06, 2022

Seattle Foundation is excited to welcome new Board member Amy Carter, the Director of Community Engagement at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Amy Carter headshotIn her current role, Carter works to build thriving, diverse and equitable communities in the greater Seattle region. Through partnerships with local organizations, Carter and her team focus on investments aligned with the priorities and interests of the Gates Foundation and family.

Seattle Foundation Board Chair Ed Taylor says Carter’s experience and commitment to the region are exactly the leadership needed to guide the Foundation in 2022 and beyond.

“Amy has spent over 20 years working to ensure the communities in our region can thrive,” Taylor shared. “Now, we are lucky to have Amy’s insights and strategic mindset on Seattle Foundation’s Board. Her expertise will be critical as we execute the many initiatives and programs surrounding the Blueprint for Impact.”

Carter has spent much of her career at the Gates Foundation, holding a variety of positions in the Global Health and US Program Divisions and the Executive Office. Her earlier professional experience includes the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, PATH, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Echoing Green Foundation.

“I first learned about the Seattle Foundation from Bill Gates Sr., who always held the organization in high regard. To join the Board of a long-time, deeply valued partner to the Gates Foundation (particularly over the last two years), is a privilege and delight. I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to work hard alongside the impressive Board and staff to advance equity and belonging in our region.”

In her spare time, Carter volunteers with Seattle Girls’ School. She has a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University and BA with Honors from Mount Holyoke College.

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