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 Interests
and Passions

  • Racial Equity
  • Youth Development
  • Breaking down systemic barriers to prosperity

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 sustainable philanthropic programs focused on individual, corporate, and foundation strategies spanning arts, science, youth advocacy organizations, and in private philanthropy. She derives joy connecting organizations and philanthropy to engage in dialog to understand the needs, and then drive resources to ultimately create thriving communities.

She holds her BA in theatre and public relations from Loyola University of New Orleans and has served on the boards of Friends of the Children chapters, the Adoptee Mentoring Society, and held numerous other committee and advisory roles in other organizations. Mary lives in Seattle, Washington with her dog, Zelda Fetchgerald, and enjoys great food, good music, and extensive travel.

Mary joined Seattle Foundation in 2023.