Cherlyn stewards planned gifts and bequests, managing relationships with donors and beneficiaries. She works with nonprofit organizations to ensure that donor intent is fulfilled and organizes outreach and educational opportunities for professional advisors.
Personal Philanthropic Interests
- Affordable housing
- Equitable access to education
- Health and wellness
- Racial Equity
Cherlyn came to the Foundation after 31 years with U S WEST/Qwest Communications, retiring as an administrative manager in Global Sales-Engineering. During her career, she worked in multiple areas such as marketing, public policy, advertising and community relations, both internally and externally. Her participation on community relations teams inspired her to come to Seattle Foundation.
Cherlyn has been working at Seattle Foundation since 2003.