Managing Director, Philanthropy Strategies
Allison brings Seattle Foundation’s value proposition to new philanthropists, leads the gift planning team, and stewards relationships with professional advisors. She provides trusted counsel to our region’s philanthropists, helping them design effective strategies for lifetime and legacy giving including impact investments.
Personal Philanthropic Interests
Ending sex- and human-trafficking
Equitable educational and economic opportunities
Allison has a passion for advising philanthropists on giving through their wills to ensure their investments are personally meaningful and address the needs of our community. As a former program officer and scholarship manager, Allison brings a breadth of knowledge to philanthropic advising. Allison previously worked for U.S. Senator Patty Murray and was a nonprofit fundraiser. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the University of Washington. Her volunteer commitments include the Board of Seattle Rotary #4. In 2012, the Puget Sound Business Journal honored Allison with its “Forty Under 40” Award. She is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) and a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).
Allison has been working at Seattle Foundation since 2006.