Alice Ito

Alice serves as strategic partner to the President & CEO and champions racial equity, social justice, and inclusion, including how they inform Seattle Foundation’s strategy, operations, and board governance. She also advises and supports Seattle Foundation’s evolving work to reimagine community philanthropy through a racial equity, anti-racism, and justice lens both locally and nationally. Personal […]

Michael Brown

Michael leads SeaFdn’s Civic Commons, providing vision and leadership to a collaborative effort to design a new regional civic infrastructure to unite more community voices in decision-making. This undertaking builds on the Foundation’s longstanding work to advance racial and economic equity by increasing the voice and power of communities. It aims to craft collective solutions […]

Alesha Washington

On May 11, 2022, Alesha Washington began her tenure as President and CEO of the Seattle Foundation. She most recently served as the program director for Vibrant Neighborhoods and Inclusive Economy at The George Gund Foundation based in Cleveland, Ohio. During her time at the Gund Foundation, Alesha led the collaborative efforts of the senior […]

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 […]

Michele Frix

Michele champions organizational excellence, cross-team collaboration and guides Seattle Foundation’s strategic planning across the team, Board and community. As a member of the Leadership Team, she advises the CEO on key strategies and partnerships to scale impact and achieve our goals. Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions Michele has a deep history at the foundation, previously working […]