Susan Barley

Susan Barley joined the Foundation in 2013. Over the years, she has been a member of the Pooled Fund/Collective Grant Committee, Partner Grant Committee, Advocacy Grant Committee, International Grant Committee, Finance and Governance Committees, Intersect/Convening Committee and Cabinet.

Susan has been an enthusiastic member of our community as we have redefined our mission and values.  She values working with our members, staff, and nonprofit communities to learn more about how we may focus our philanthropic efforts to increase racial/gender equity with a systemic approach. She believes in the power of listening, learning, and communicating as a collective, advocating for systemic change now and for a better future for our children. She also really enjoys the social events!

By training, Susan is a corporate attorney, with her own special projects practice. She has a lot of family in the Seattle area and spends much time with them.  Too much time, perhaps, in the view of her children. She enjoys the outdoors, travel, art, and connecting with friends and family.

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