Mari Tamiyasu

Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions Mari works directly with the President’s Office and Management Teams on strategic initiatives related to the organization’s performance management systems, organizational culture, talent development & learning, and commitment to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. She also serves as the Corporate Secretary for the Board of Trustees – responsible for managing all […]

Natalie Pond

Natalie works with donors and their advisors to craft gift strategies that align with donors’ passions and Seattle Foundation’s goals. Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions Natalie has a decade of experience in the nonprofit world, with a focus on philanthropy within organizations addressing systemic barriers to opportunity. She has leveraged her skills in storytelling, strategy and […]

Ken Takahashi

Ken leads Seattle Foundation’s social impact investing efforts to ensure equitable access to catalytic capital resulting in systems change, community-driven development, and business growth. Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions Ken has 20+ years of experience in equitable development with an emphasis on supporting communities of color in accessing low-cost capital and technical assistance. He has created […]

Cat Cuevas

Cat oversees and aligns the Foundation’s strategies and implementation around organizational culture, talent acquisition and development, human resources, DEI, team relationships and well-being.  Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions Cat Cuevas (she/her) joins the Seattle Foundation with a passion and career of bringing more joy, regenerative leadership and social justice to the world. With deep knowledge in […]

Erik Bishop

Erik provides comprehensive support to Seattle Foundation’s President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Vice President (EVP); streamlining their day-to-day activities and managing their time with efficiency to help the organization advance the vision and mission at this critical time of rebuilding. The Executive Assistant establishes trust, manages up, anticipates needs, and has the […]

Susan Ordonio

Responsible for all aspects of gifts management and processing, including related accounting reporting. Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions Susan arrives at the Seattle Foundation with a strong grasp of the opportunities that arise when public welfare and private wealth intersect. This insight leads her to believe that philanthropy is the ideal field to apply the expertise […]

Juan Pablo Liendo

Juan Pablo excels in processing grant requests, conducting due diligence, coordinating team communications, and maintaining meticulous financial records to support our mission of impactful philanthropy.   Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions Hailing from Venezuela and seasoned by diverse experiences in Germany, China, the East Coast, and the West Coast, Juan Pablo brings a unique international perspective to […]

Cailin Bell

Cailin leads the Accounting team and manages its daily operations and close procedures. She’s responsible for financial reporting, accuracy of the general ledger, and assisting with audit and tax preparation for Seattle Foundation and its Supporting Organizations.   Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions Cailin joined Seattle Foundation with 20+ years of experience in finance, accounting and operations […]

Shannon Small

Supports the various partners of Communities of Opportunities and Voter Education Fund through grantmaking, partnership development, and special projects with the ultimate goal of advancing equity and joy.. Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions With a background in climate, Shannon has been working in the nonprofit social justice sector for 8 years. She is committed to addressing […]

Brittany LaBossier Shamsher

As the Project Manager, Scholarships and Contracts, Brittany leads key projects and initiatives for the Seattle Foundation’s Scholarship Program. Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions Brittany comes to the Seattle Foundation with nearly ten years of experience in development and direct service leadership positions at organizations focused on youth development, domestic violence, and economic mobility. Brittany is […]

Mary Rennekamp

Mary leads the strategy and integration of all the Seattle Foundation work to ensure we are creating sustainable relationships between our fundholders and community partners.  Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions Mary Rennekamp has worked in philanthropy for almost 20 years in both New Orleans and Seattle building an extensive and successful background in developing diverse and […]

Larry Buycks

Larry leads Seattle Foundation’s financial strategy, operations, and organizational capacity innovations. A member of the Senior Leadership Team, he serves as a strategic business partner to the CEO, Leadership Team, and Board of Trustees, advancing Seattle Foundation’s vision through decision support and systems improvements. Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions Larry comes to Seattle Foundation with a […]

Kendall Hill

Kendall focuses on increasing philanthropic impact and engagement by designing and implementing digital marketing strategies and content, managing the marketing software platforms, and monitoring and reporting on analytics. Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions With seven years of experience as a seasoned digital marketing professional, Kendall has honed her expertise in the nonprofit sector, collaborating closely with […]

Shannon Foran

Shannon advises individuals and families and provides customer support to a portfolio of donor funds. Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions Shannon comes to the Seattle Foundation with over 10 years of experience in various fields from the tech industry to education, and now she is excited to help her donors with their philanthropy goals. Shannon earned […]

Alexis Thornton

Alexis supports all aspects of Seattle Foundation gifts administration, including enhancements to gift processing and tracking practices, to ensure effective engagement with Seattle Foundation supporters. Alexis brings to Seattle Foundation a rich history working in the nonprofit sector. She is a longtime Seattle resident with an extensive background in accounting and events production. A true […]

Glory Visario

Glory advises individuals and families to achieve their philanthropic goals. She is a trusted partner to bridge their interests and passions to critical community needs and opportunities. Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions Glory comes to the Seattle Foundation with over 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Most recently she served as the Relationship Development […]

Cindy Sharek

Cindy works with philanthropists and their advisors to provide effective philanthropic strategies that are impactful and align with Seattle Foundation’s commitment to racial equity. Personal philanthropic interests and passions Cindy has nearly 30 years of nonprofit experience in King County. Most recently Cindy served as Interim Executive Director of the King County Library System Foundation […]

Molly Judge

Molly leads the Philanthropic Advising team that stewards and engages Seattle Foundation’s dedicated philanthropists. She supports Foundation leadership and works alongside donors and partners to ensure community investments are meaningful, informed and impactful. She collaborates with experts within the Foundation to support each donor’s vision for a more healthy, equitable, and vibrant community. Personal Philanthropic […]

Alex Amitrano

Alex is responsible for Seattle Foundation’s IT technology modernization program as well as establishing and maintaining data governance for the organization. Alex’s philanthropic interests and passions include: Alex has spent more than 25 years managing and contributing to enterprise-level IT projects. He has served in such roles as program manager, project manager, data analyst, and […]

Taylor Sharp

Taylor advises families and individuals to bring together their philanthropic vision with opportunities and needs within the community. She serves as a trusted partner to philanthropists, ensuring that they receive the guidance and service they need to maximize their community impact. Taylor’s philanthropic interests and passions include: Taylor comes to the Seattle Foundation with over […]