Janet Levinger is a Social Impact Leader in the Seattle area. Her vision is to create opportunity through engagement, advocacy, and philanthropy. Her focus areas include education and reproductive rights. She believes strongly in speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves: children don’t vote; someone has to speak for the children.
Janet was a founding board member and current board chair of Eastside Pathways, a collective impact effort in Bellevue, WA. She has been a partner of Social Venture Partners, a global network of engaged philanthropists, since 1997 and is immediate past chair. She has been involved in almost every aspect of SVP and also helped launch SVP India. She is immediate past chair of the League of Education Voters Foundation which advocates for excellent and equitable education. Additionally, she serves on the boards of Thrive Washington, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Crosscut.com. She has previously served on the boards of United Way King County, the Foundation for Early Learning, Child Care Resources, the Children’s Alliance, and Bellevue Schools Foundation. She was a founding board member and board chair for six years of Eastside Prep School.
Janet worked in high tech for 16 years at both established companies and startups. She has experience in marketing/communications, fundraising, board governance, and training and development. She has a BA in English with honors from Brown University.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking, bicycling (on a tandem with her husband), traveling, and SCUBA diving.