Aviva Stampfer

Aviva is the Grants and Programs Director at Washington Women’s Foundation. In this role Aviva enjoys the opportunity to lead our collective grantmaking and educational work, always looking for ways to deepen our commitment to equity and trust-based philanthropic practices. Born in Portland, Oregon, Aviva joined the staff in 2017 after moving to Seattle from New York City. In NYC, Aviva worked at the Natan Fund, a giving circle that funds Jewish and Israeli social innovation. As part of her work with Natan, she helped build and manage Amplifier, a global network of giving circles inspired by Jewish values. Aviva earned a B.A. in Urban Studies at Barnard College. Locally, she is a member of Social Justice Fund, a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow (class of 2020) and formerly on the steering committee for the Seattle chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP). Aviva loves giggling with her toddler, listening to records with her spouse, spending time in nature and sharing good food with friends and family. 

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