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Megan Ahiers

Megan has been working in theater leadership for 10 years as the Operations Director of The 14/48 Projects, a not-for-profit theater event company. The 14/48 Projects produces theater in Washington, Texas and England and just won the people’s choice award for Theatre of the Year in Seattle. A graduate of the theatre program at The University of Puget Sound, Megan is also a member of the Sandbox Artists Collective. In Seattle, Megan has worked with dozens of theaters in multiple capacities but most enjoys bringing artists together in collaboration.

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Jackie Ernst is an experienced and versatile fundraiser who loves major gifts, capital campaigns, and donor stewardship. She was most recently the Director of Philanthropy at SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival), overseeing Individual Giving, Membership, and Special Events. At Seattle Opera, Jackie raised major gifts and managed Seattle Opera’s $28M private fundraising campaign to build Seattle Opera’s new Opera Center. As a consultant, Jackie has worked with a wide range of organizations with missions spanning the nonprofit sector, including arts and culture, environment, education, and social services organizations. Jackie’s fundraising career began at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colorado.

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Before launching Scandiuzzi Krebs, Josef served in strategic leadership roles at top arts and human services organizations for 18 years, including Actors Theatre of Louisville, ACT Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and Banchero Disability Partners. He’s served on seven boards, led political activism, and taught fundraising communications theory as a guest at the University of Washington and the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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Jennifer has over eight years experience working at the intersection of the arts and social justice. She has held previous positions at Path with Art, WonderRoot, Pace/MacGill, the Atlanta History Museum, and the Seattle Office for Civil Rights. She has a deep background in program design and management, training and facilitation, educational curriculum development, grant writing, and racial justice organizing. Jennifer holds a MA in Culture and Difference from Durham University (England) and a MA in Art History and Modern History from the University of St Andrews (Scotland). She believes deeply in the transformative power of the arts to move us both individually and collectively towards a state of spiritual health.

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With 20+ years’ experience in the arts and nonprofit sector, Dominica is a leader, strategist, and plan developer in the areas of Racial Equity + Social Impact, Board Development, Strategic Planning, and Advocacy. She specializes in data driven organizational assessment and planning, operating with the vision and philosophy that for a company to reach its greatest social and operational capacity, its Equity Plan must be its Strategic Plan in all areas. She is passionate about helping organizations make this integration with grace, authenticity, and efficacy. Born and raised in the Puget Sound region, Dominica holds a Master of Nonprofit Leadership degree from Seattle University and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts from Central Washington University. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Inspire Washington and is Immediate Past Board President of Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council. Dominica and her family reside in Tacoma, WA.

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Lily Raabe

Lily is a community-engaged artist and creative business consultant who combines storytelling, social justice, and bold fundraising strategies. Raabe holds her M.A. from New York University and her B.A. from University of Portland. Beyond her own artistic work, she has over 16 years experience as a Teaching Artist and over 6 years experience as a theatre manager having worked with companies including: Intiman Theatre, Opening Act, The New Group, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Theatre Askew, and NW Children’s Children’s Theatre. She is co-founder of The New Alchemists, producing work in Seattle, WA and Hilo, HI.  As a creative business consultant Raabe works with individuals, agencies, and nonprofits via grant writing, marketing, strategy, and grassroots development campaigns to help them reach their goals. Current clients include: SuttonBeresCuller, Annex Theatre, The Common Acre, Sawhorse Revolution, Alleycat Acres, and Ezra Dickinson.

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Carlo has more than 40 years experience as philanthropist, executive, board member and community leader. As Executive Director of ACT Theatre, Carlo led the organization through a successful turnaround, fully activating a landmark building and generating a new hub of the creative community. As founder of Clear Pictures, IndieFlix, and Modern Productions, he made movies for global release and helped shape Seattle’s legendary music scene by producing the very first concerts at The Showbox. As a philanthropist and board member for many organizations, Carlo knows how to invest and how to advise. He’s a trusted confidant for many, and a visionary leader.

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For over 30 years, CaraLee has spearheaded all aspects of nonprofit development including collegial board relations, finance wizardry, victorious lobbying, nurturing staff talent, building and operating campaigns, and managing highly regarded programs. She has been through the grind and knows how the sausage gets made. CaraLee holds a Master in Public Affairs from the UW, Dan Evan’s School. In addition to her work as a nonprofit consultant and Executive Director, she has served as chairperson, contract negotiator, facilitator and lead research analyst for community organizations and state associations. CaraLee believes that the synthesis of great people, great ideas and bold actions move the world.

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Anne is a research and data enthusiast with more than a decade of experience in nonprofit program management. Having worked for organizations like Planned Parenthood, the College Success Foundation, the Northwest African American Museum, and The Museum of Flight, she understands what it’s like being on the front lines of organizations both large and small, and is committed to serving the nonprofit sector with altruistic enthusiasm. A researcher by nature, Anne loves the thrill of the informational hunt and connecting the dots between data and people. She is a two-time graduate of the University of Washington, having earned a B.A. in History and Public Health and an M.A. in Museology.

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