Seattle Chapter

EPIP Seattle was officially recognized in July 2009 as the 10th chapter of EPIP. A small group of young grantmakers recognized the need for the group after an autumn 2005 focus group co-hosted by Philanthropy Northwest and the national EPIP network. The EPIP Seattle Steering Committee works to develop local programming for our members and friends. We survey our members annually to find out what issues they are interested in and build relevant programs based on the results. We host a series of networking and professional development events throughout the year, such as the EPIP National Conference Re-Cap Dinner, our Careers in Philanthropy Lunch Roundtables, and Philanthropology workshops.

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Steering Committee
The group is governed by a steering committee composed of volunteer leaders, and is affiliated with the national EPIP network.

Mike Quinn, Program Manager, Social Venture Partners
Kelly Reimer, Development Manager, Northwest Children’s Fund
Kylie Gursky, Social Justice Fund Northwest
Efrain Gutierrez, FSG Social Impact Advisors
Rebecca Harris, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Gabe Aeschliman, The Seattle Foundation

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  2. WHO HAS THE RIGHT? expanding the rights of individuals, communities, and nature as a key strategy for sustainability

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  3. Join the EPIP Seattle Steering Committee!

    EPIP Seattle is looking for new talented young professionals to join the Steering Committee and lead our local chapter’s activities in 2012. The Seattle EPIP Chapter Steering Committee oversees and coordinates the Chapters’ activities with the goal of strengthening the next generation of grantmakers to advance social justice philanthropy. The Steering Committee is currently led by two Co-Chairs and four...

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  4. “Green Women, Healthy Voices” Community Event

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Seattle Chapter Events