Maria Kolby-Wolfe

Maria Kolby-Wolfe is the President and CEO of Washington Women’s Foundation. She came to the Foundation from Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), where she served as Director of Development and Communications. She sits on the boards of TeamChild, the Rainier Valley Food Bank, Global Leadership Forum, and the Allied Arts Foundation. Previously, Maria worked as Director of Development for Path with Art and ACT Theatre, and in other fundraising roles with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Museum of Pop Culture, and Swedish Medical Center Foundation. Maria was raised in Bellingham, WA, graduated from the University of Puget Sound, and achieved doctoral candidacy in American History at Northwestern University. Her passions and beliefs align directly with her work: Food, Art, and Justice for All. Maria joined the WaWF transformation because she believes the only way to bring lasting change to the world is by building strong communities and working collectively.


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