Kris Kaminishi (Board Chair)

Kris Kaminishi (Board Chair) envisions a more just and inclusive society through the power of philanthropy, nonprofits, and advocacy working together. She is the board chair of the Washington Women’s Foundation, the past chair of the King County Library System Foundation, and a board director at Sound Generations. She is an advisor and former team lead at Common Power with the goal of voting rights access for all. In the past two decades, she has been a nonprofit and philanthropic leader, fundraiser, volunteer organizer, and community advocate. She’s a lifelong PNW resident and graduated from the University of Washington.

Kris joined WaWF in 2007 and wants to walk alongside others to realize our individual and collective power to approach community issues with collaboration, strength, and a desire to learn.

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Reflecting on 2024 Collective Grants –

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Hello From the Board!

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Introducing our 2024 Grantees

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