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About the Foundation

The University of Washington Foundation is a non-profit, public 501(c)(3) organization that advances the mission of the University of Washington by soliciting and otherwise facilitating private contribution that support the UW’s teaching, research, and service.

2024 organizational chart

 

2023-24 UW Foundation Board Leadership

Board Leadership

UW Foundation Board officers

Chair

Ken Denman

Ken Denman

Vice Chair

Lia Simonyi

Lisa Simonyi

Immediate Past Chair

Patrick Crumb

Patrick Crumb

Treasurer

Sanjay Chheda

Sanjay Chheda

Secretary

Molly Nordstrom

Molly Nordstrom

President

Mary Gresch

Mary Gresch

Assistant Treasurer

Julie L. Brown

Julie L. Brown

Assistant Secretary

Louise Hine

Louise Hine

At Large Directors

  • Claudine Adamo
  • Laurie Black
  • Sanjay Chheda
  • Jody Cunningham
  • Larry Estrada
  • Brett Frank-Looney
  • Dave Franke
  • Rudy Gadre
  • Jason Hamilton
  • Kim Hemingway
  • Dan Heu-Weller
  • Mari Horita
  • Richard Larkins
  • Karen Lee
  • Libby MacPhee
  • Sara Mosiman
  • Anu Nadella
  • Vivian Phillips
  • Srilakshmi Remala
  • Racquel Russell
  • Laura Selipsky
  • Kim Shirley
  • Clyde Walker
  • David Zapolsky
  • Nancy Zevenbergen

Representative Directors

  • Geof Barker, Henry Art Gallery
  • Susan Bevan, Foster School
  • Debbie Bingham, University of Washington Tacoma
  • Chuck Blumenfeld, Undergraduate Academic Affairs
  • Laura Cañate, KUOW
  • Charlie Carter, Arts & Sciences
  • Mike Egan, Student Life
  • Tiffany Baird Girouard, Regional
  • Anne Gittinger, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Dave Goldberg, Built Environments
  • Greg Gorder, Law
  • Judy Howard, Graduate School
  • Dana Hurley, Pharmacy
  • Michelle Kastner, Allen School of CSE
  • Eric Larsen, iSchool
  • Joe McKinstry, Burke Museum
  • Seán O’Leary, Social Work
  • Scott Redman, KEXP
  • Patty Rothwell, Dentistry
  • Donna Sakson, Engineering
  • Charles Stevens, Public Health
  • David Stone, UW Libraries
  • Joycelyn Thomas, Nursing
  • Sherrelle Walker, Education
  • Madrienne White, Minority Affairs & Diversity
  • Dixie Wilson, UW Medicine
  • Vacant, Environment
  • Vacant, University of Washington Bothell

Directors for Life

  • Susan Brotman
  • Daniel J. Evans
  • Lyn Grinstein
  • Jim Milgard

Ex-officio/special appointments

  • Julie L. Brown, Assistant Treasurer, UW Foundation Board
  • Ana Mari Cauce, President, University of Washington
  • Joe M. Davis, President, UW Alumni Association
  • Anind Dey, Dean Representative
  • Keith Ferguson, Chief Investment Officer, UWINCO
  • Sara Goering, Faculty Representative
  • Mary Gresch, President, UW Foundation Board
  • Zubin Gupta, Student Representative
  • Louise Hine, Assistant Secretary, UW Foundation Board
  • Valeria Hernandez-Miranda, Student Representative
  • Randy Hodgins, Vice President External Relations, University of Washington
  • Tamara Michel Josserand, Vice President for Development, University of Washington
  • Becca Kelly, Vice President for Medical Affairs, UW Medicine
  • Jack Martin, Vice President for Marketing & Communications, University of Washington
  • Paul Rucker, Executive Director, UW Alumni Association
  • Tricia Serio, Provost, University of Washington
  • Brooks Simpson, Washington Research Foundation Representative
  • Maggie Walker, Regent Representative
  • Scott Wallace, Estate & Gift Planning Committee Chair
  • Korynne Wright, Senior Advisor, UW Foundation Board
  • David Zeeck, Chair, Board of Regents

Committee chairs

  • Patrick Crumb, Communications Advisory Committee
  • Ken Denman, Executive Committee
  • Dave Franke, Membership Committee
  • Richard Larkins, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
  • Seán O’Leary, Recognition Committee
  • Laura Selipsky, Development Committee
  • Scott Wallace, Estate and Gift Planning Council

Committee vice chairs

  • Susan Bevan, Development Committee
  • Kati Erwert, Communications Advisory Committee
  • Sara Mosiman, Membership Committee

Contact us

The Office of Foundation Board Engagement is responsible for supporting and developing the UW Foundation Board in their work as advocates for the University. Foundation Board Engagement staff direct, strategize and facilitate programs and partnerships to engage and cultivate strong volunteer stakeholders through meaningful interactions that foster pride, advocacy and private support for the University of Washington.

Louise Hine, Senior Director, Foundation Board Engagement

Heidi Sheppard, Assistant Director, Foundation Board Engagement