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Birch Beaudet

Former Executive Director, Wilburforce Foundation

Birch, former Executive Director of the Wilburforce Foundation, led the Foundation’s program and administrative teams to implement the Foundation’s strategic framework. Birch originally joined Wilburforce in 1999 as Program Officer for Evaluation, and served as Associate Director between 2002 and 2016. Prior to his work at Wilburforce, he was Associate Director of the Pride Foundation, strengthening the LGBT community in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked at a variety of nonprofit organizations in fundraising and programmatic roles, including the League of Conservation Voters, the Music Center of Los Angeles, Pacific Science Center, and the University of Washington. Birch served on the Advisory Board for Center of Effective Philanthropy starting in 2008, and was elected to its Board of Directors in 2017. Birch served for seven years as Chair of the Program Strategies Committee and Vice Chair of the Board of the Environmental Grantmakers Association. He earned a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University in 1996, and later served on the program’s Visiting Committee and as adjunct faculty. He, his husband, and a beloved mutt split their time between Seattle and Guemes Island.

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