Staff

N. Elizabeth (Beth) McCaw, President

Megan Davies, Director of Communications & Programs
Morgan Dawson, Programs & Office Coordinator
Aki Shibuya, Operations & Membership Manager
Aviva Stampfer, Grants Program Manager
Kathy Wehle, Chief Financial Officer

Beth McCaw, President

Beth has been President of the Foundation since 2014. In 2010, Beth retired from Stokes Lawrence, P.S., where she was a shareholder in the firm’s estate planning group. Beth is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and from 2008 through 2011, was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in Non-Profit/Charities. She serves on the Boards of Directors of YWCA USA, YWCA of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County and Bellevue LifeSpring. Beth also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Rainier Club Historic Foundation. She and her husband are currently serving as the Community C0-Chairs of the Auction of Washington Wines, which is committed to supporting the growth and global awareness of the Washington wine industry.  Beth is a Past President of the Board of Trustees of The Rainier Club, the Washington Planned Giving Council, and Book-It Repertory Theatre and also is a Past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association. Beth is a graduate of Davidson College, where she serves on the Board of Visitors. She received her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law and a Masters in Not-for-Profit Leadership from Seattle University. She has been a member of WA Women’s Foundation since 2009, and before joining the staff, she served on the WA Women’s Foundation Board of Directors and co-chaired the Arts & Culture Pooled Fund Grant Committee work group.

Email: Beth (at) wawomensfoundation.org
206-407-2172
Contact Beth for: sponsorship opportunities, speaking engagements for the Foundation, community partnerships, collaboration opportunities, strategic initiatives and ideas, Governance Committee, and Board of Directors.

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Kathy Wehle

Kathy Wehle, Chief Financial Officer

Starting in May 2011, Kathy joined the Foundation to bring together her background and interest in finance, philanthropy and community service. With a BS from University of California at Davis, she later earned her CPA after studies at California State University, Hayward.  Finding the traditional accountant's path confining, she branched into the non-profit world, working as the Finance Director for Four Winds Camp on Orcas Island for eight years, followed by five years in the same position with the Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus. Kathy currently serves on the Board of the Pride Foundation and is the Chair of the Audit Committee of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Email: Kathy (at) wawomensfoundation.org
206-407-2176
Contact Kathy for: financial information about the Foundation, audits, Finance Committee.

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Megan Davies

Megan Davies, Director of Communications & Programs

Megan joined the Foundation's staff in 2008, previously holding the roles of Program Manager (2008-2011) and Program Director (2012 - 2015). Megan is also a member of Washington Women's Foundation, as she joined with her mother in 2010. Before working at the Foundation, Megan earned her Masters degree in Public Administration from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, and her Bachelor's degree at Vassar College. Megan has served on both the staff and strategic planning committee of Hadassah, one of the largest women's membership organizations in the world. She also worked as a nonprofit consultant with two international organizations, Para El Mundo in Peru and Fusion International in Argentina.

Email: Megan (at) wawomensfoundation.org
206-407-2174
Contact Megan for: program ideas, press releases and publicity, external communications, marketing opportunities, member communications, website ideas, social media, Discovery Days, and Committee Cabinet.

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Aki Shibuya, Operations & Membership Manager

Aki joined the Foundation’s staff in 2017. Before working at the Foundation, Aki served as the Membership and Communications Associate at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP), a San Francisco Bay Area-based national membership organization dedicated to expanding and mobilizing philanthropic and community resources for underserved AAPI communities. She received her bachelor’s degree in History at Grinnell College, and her master’s degree in South East Asian Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, the latter of which was inspired by her year teaching abroad and volunteering with various human rights nonprofits in the region. When Aki isn’t working, she enjoys baking tasty treats for friends, exploring Seattle’s food and performance scenes, and catching up on her favorite British television shows. 

Email: Aki (at) wawomensfoundation.org 
206-407-2171
Contact Aki for: new membership payments, membership renewals, tax reciepts, making your Individual Grants, corporate sponsorships, stock transfer instructions, our website, Resource Development Committee, Member Engagement Committee.

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Morgan Dawson, Programs & Office Coordinator

Morgan joined the Foundation staff in 2016 after getting settled in Seattle from Santa Fe, New Mexico where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Poetry and Playwriting from Santa Fe University of Arts and Design. While in school she worked for the school as the Activities Coordinators producing all of the campus events. She was also Recreation Supervisor for Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa. Morgan enjoys exploring Seattle’s vibrant theater scene and walking with her two dogs. Passions include women's rights and advocating for people of color. Hi mom!

Email: Morgan (at) wawomensfoundation.org
206-407-2173
Contact Morgan for: program ideas, member recruitment, registering for events, Discovery Days planning, Member Engagement Committee and all other general inquiries.

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Aviva Stampfer, Grants Program Manager

Aviva is delighted to join the Washington Women's Foundation team as the Grants Program Manager. A Pacific Northwest native, Aviva spent the last nine years in New York City. After completing her Bachelor's degree in Urban Studies at Barnard College, Aviva joined the staff 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. A true believer in the value of collaborative giving, Aviva also participated in the Social Justice Fund Environmental Justice Giving Project. Excited to be back in the PNW, Aviva enjoys spending time outdoors, listening to music, and giggling with her new nephew. 

Email: Aviva (at) wawomensfoundation.org
206-407-2171
Contact Aviva for: all grant making committees - Pooled Fund and Partner, Impact Assessment Committee, Committee Cabinet, letters of inquiry, questions from grantseekers

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