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.

Cindy works with philanthropists to provide impactful strategies aligned with Seattle Foundation’s commitment to racial equity.

Personal philanthropic interests and passions

  • Arts and culture
  • Early childhood development
  • Equitable education and economic opportunities
  • Gender equity and reproductive justice
  • Social justice

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 where she was an advocate for literacy and learning programs for 12 years. Her background includes development positions in major and planned gifts, special events, grant writing, and corporate relations.

Cindy grew up in Oregon and attended Oregon State University. She serves on the board of A Child’s Notebook, an international nonprofit whose mission is to build schools in rural parts of SE Asia. Cindy is a member of three books clubs, and when she isn’t working you will most likely find her with her nose in a book.

Cindy has been working at Seattle Foundation since 2023.